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L’ESPERIENZA DI UN VIAGGIO DALL’AFRICA AGLI STATI UNITI D’AMERICA

Published on 1 March 2017

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“Il Signore disse ad Abramo: ‘Vattene dalla tua terra e dalla tua parentela e dalla casa di tuo padre verso la terra che io ti mostrerò’ “. (Gen. 12, 1). Queste sono le parole che sono state sempre presenti nel mio cuore durante il procedimento per ottenere il Visto per gli USA, sino a quando mi è stato comunicato di essere assegnato alla nuova missione negli Stati in una città chiamata Sumter nel Sud Carolina.


A Message from the Superior of the Delegation

Published on 1 January 2017

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On our General Dieta in Rome in July last year, we have approved the Delegation status of the different continent of the Order. Now we have the Delegations from Germany and India, United States and Philippines, Africa and Italy. This will help in an over all administration and care of the different region where our Order is present in different region of the world. The order is even more strongly united with the Generalate in Rome.


The Great Mystery of Joy

Published on 20 January 2016

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The other day as I was meditating on the mystery of the Annunciation while I was praying the Rosary, I began to think of how Mary must have felt during those moments before the Word took on flesh in her womb. Mary’s initial reaction, Luke tells us, was one of fear. Because of her humility, she was troubled at the angel’s lofty greeting, and she was told not to be afraid before being communicated God’s awesome plan for her. What fear must have seized her at being told of the great responsibility she was to have as the Mother of the Savior! I then thought of myself and the great responsibility, which I bear the gift the gift of  Priesthood and when the faithful call me “Father.”


Viva San Giuseppe!

Published on 20 January 2016

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How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony (Ps 133:1). That is the feeling I have when I look back at my past 2 years at St. Joseph Parish, Lodi. My entry into this parish was on the day before the feast of St. Joseph (Labour Day 2013). From then on until today, I am experiencing the providence of God each and every moment of my life. Before coming to Lodi, I had a lot preoccupation about my new assignment as a Parochial Vicar. First of all I have never gone out of India, leaving my family, my community and friends were little painful and especially coming to a new place.But God prepared the way for me to deal with all these new situations and He keeps me happy. For instance when it was the time to board the flight to New York, I could hear my heart beat, but for my surprise I met my aunt in the waiting room.She helped me to find the gate and when I sat down in the seat, the person sitting next to me was my theology classmate a CarmeliteNun. Weren’t these amazing coincidences of God’s providence?


Forming Priests for the future of the Church after His own Heart

Published on 20 January 2016

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The Adorno Fathers have been present in the Archdiocese of Lipa Batangas, Philippines, for almost two years. This task has not been easy, but neither impossible, to begin in simple ways the work entrusted to them to evangelize for the glory of God. The Adorno Fathers of Lipa therefore strive to contribute in simple ways to the growth of the church for God’s glory, just by the simple fact of having religious brothers under formation towards the priesthood. This is so because as St. John Paul II expressed in his Apostolic Exhortation Pastores Dabo Vobis, “The formation of future priests, both diocesan and religious, and life-long assiduous care for their personal sanctification in the ministry and for the constant updating of their pastoral commitment are considered by the Church one of the most demanding and important tasks for the future of the evangelization of humanity”. Hence, the community of the Adorno Fathers in Lipa, has been established primarily as a House of Studies which at present, consists of two priest formators, Rev. Fr. Jun Abog, CRM and Rev. Arnel Hagos, CRM., and ten simple professed brothers, four of them in the first year theology and six in the second year theology.


St. Michael’s House of Studies In Retrospect…

Published on 19 January 2016

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In the three years I have been Superior of our religious community in Ramsey, a lot has happened in the life of each member and in the life of the community as a whole. It has been less than two years since Fr. Hector’s bypass surgery took place and through therapy sessions and numerous doctor visitations, he is back to his normal self. The first two months of recovery was a little difficult for him due to the fact that he had to make certain adjustments regarding his daily routine but with the assistance of the brothers, he was able to get back into the grind of things. At the age of 84, he would always express his gratefulness to God for the presence of the simple professed brothers in the seminary.


From the Novice Master in Philippines

Published on 19 January 2016

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I cannot believe that it is already several months since I began my new assignment at the Adorno Fathers House of Formation in Vinzons, Camarines Norte, in the Philippines. I am part of a formation team that includes Rev. Melvin Avilla, CRM, the local superior, and Rev. Arman Hagos, CRM. I am pleased to write that things with we me are just fine and I am very happy with the work I am doing. Here at our House of Formation, I am specifically involved with the task of being a Novice Master to our Novices and this entails giving classes to them in the history of the Adorno Fathers, on the spirituality of consecrated life, the Eucharist, spiritual growth, etc. As you can well imagine, I am keeping myself quite busy with these endeavors. I also help a little with our aspirants and postulants when needed. Preparing young men for the priesthood and religious life is truly a godly work that will benefit us all. I can see that God has truly blessed us with so many good things and I give Him Praise.


Adorno Fathers’ New House in Sumter

Published on 23 December 2015

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On August 1, 2015 The Adorno Fathers opened a new Religious House in Sumter SC. The new house under the Name of “The Catholic Community of Sumter” was instituted by the Diocese of Charleston the 30th of May 2010 and formed by the former parishes of St. Anne and of St. Jude.
Both parishes residing in Sumter, a mile and half away from each other, have an illustrious past history.


JORS- New Priests, New Challenges

Published on 15 December 2015

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August 1, 2015 was the official date of our new assignment. Jesus Our Risen Savior Parish is blessed with three Priests, myself, the new pastor, Fr. Binil Attapattu, CRM and Fr. Gio Nunez, CRM, the parochial vicars. Adorno priests are known for their unity in community life. Getting acclimated with each other is not a problem since all Adorno priests and brothers follow the same Rule of life. We enjoy our diversity and compliment our unity in the love for our religious identity.


“The Joy of the Gospel” - US-Philippines Delegation Retreat 2015

Published on 12 December 2015

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Somehow we found joy in driving for more than five hundred miles to Maryland on August 3, 2015. We woke up early in the morning, hit the road and listened to good old Filipino Music Fr. Ed plugged into the car stereo. It was not the best beginning of a long drive up to Maryland where our retreat was held until we were greeted by a magnificent sunrise along the way. I wished we had more time to gaze and enjoy the beautiful spectacle of nature but we were concerned about the traffic along the whole stretch of I-85. Finally, we arrived at Bon Secours Retreat House in Marriottsville, Maryland early afternoon, greeted by CRM priests and brothers who arrived earlier that day.


In Prayerful Remembrance of Fr. Americo

Published on 21 November 2015

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December 3, 2015 – SALVI, The Reverend Americo, C.R.M. 84, an Adorno Father at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Lodi passed away into the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Born in Italy on April 8, 1931 to the late Antonio and Virginia Salvi. Father Americo was a graduate of the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy where he studied two years of Philosophy and four years of Theology in preparation of the Priesthood. He was ordained on April 3, 1954. Father Americo was a former Chaplain for St. Michael’s Knights of Columbus Council in Lodi, a member of Monsignor Stafford Fourth Degree Assembly in West New York and was also a member of the Knights of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in New York since 2008.


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