Clergy, consecrated persons from Mindanao dioceses hold​ ‘day of prayer’

Clergy, consecrated persons from Mindanao dioceses hold​ ‘day of prayer’

Some 300 members of the clergy and consecrated persons of the Dioceses of Davao, Digos, Tagum, and Mati converged for a day of prayer at the University of the Immaculate Conception Davao City, May 11, 2018.

By Mark Joy G. Basallajes

May 14, 2018

DAVAO CITY

Members of the clergy and consecrated persons of the Dioceses of Davao, Digos, Tagum, and Mati converged for a day of prayer at the University of the Immaculate Conception Davao City on May 11.

Almost 300 people gathered for the day of prayer, which was organized in response to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ declaration of 2018 as the “Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons.”

According to Fr. Leonie España, vicar for clergy of the Archdiocese of Davao, the said celebration is also the first of its kind organized for all the clergy and consecrated person from the four dioceses.

This activity aimed to help the clergy and consecrated person renew and revisit their values, mindsets, behavior, and lifestyles in line with the CBCP pastoral exhortation on the “Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons.”

Kicking off with the holy hour and benediction, the event featured a talk by Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, OMI, D.D. on the communion of the clergy and consecrated persons in the renewal of the local church in view of 2021, the fifth centennial of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.

The prelate focused on two main topics: the diocese of communion and the direction of church renewal in the local church.

In the afternoon, the participants also had a small group sharing, followed by a Eucharistic celebration presided over by CBCP president and Davao Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, D.D.