Fr Raymundo T. Sabio MSC

Negrense Prefect Apostolic Of Marshall Islands

By: Fr Raymundo T. Sabio MSC

Fr Raymundo T. Sabio MSC worked for many years in South Korea where he was a chaplain in these fields: Apostleship of the Sea; the welfare of foreign workers; Incheon International Airport. His brother, Father Generoso, ‘Gene,’ is now based in the USA (San Bernardino California) after having worked for six years as Third Assistant General of the MSCs in Rome. Father Gene was unable to go to the Marshall Islands for his brother’s installation but their sister, Sr Fidelis PBVM, based in Scala Retreat House, Bacolod City, represented the family. Father Ray’s article about her vocation story, ‘Ichthys’ as a Way to the Lord, appeared in the March-April 2007 issue of Misyon. 

'ICHTHYS' As A Way To The Lord

By Father Raymundo T. Sabio MSC

The author is now serving in the Marshall Islands after many years in South Korea where he was a chaplain in these fields:  Apostleship of the Sea; the welfare of  foreign workers; Incheon International Airport.  His brother, Father Generoso, ‘Gene,’ is now based in the USA (San Bernardino, California) after having worked for six years as Third Assistant General of the MSCs in Rome. Father Gene has a website at http://web.tiscali.it/gene.sabio while Father Raymundo, ‘Ray,’ has two:www.geocities.com/haeyangrts/AoS.html and  http://m-jpic.tripod.com/raysabio


The author, standing fourth from left, during their family reunion in 1994

The New Testament contains many references to the realities of rural life. Cattle and wolves, goats and sheep, vineyards and cornfields, the lilies of the field and the mustard seed, the sea and the lake, bread and wine, trees and rivers, stone and mud, and so on. But one important thing seemed to be of special interest to Christ: the fish, ‘ICHTHYS’, in Greek. A number of Christ’s miracles had something to do with fish.