July-August 2008

MISYON Student Essay Contest 2008 Misyon Magazine

Misyon announces its fourth annual essay contest, which this year is open to all high school students. First prize is P10,000, second prize is P5,000 and third P3,000. There are ten consolation prizes of P2,000.

Theme: ‘ You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses ' (Acts 1:8).

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Negrense Prefect Apostolic of Marshall Islands

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.

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Everyday Life With Muslims

This Filipina grew up around Muslims, but only learned about the people and their faith as a Columban lay missionary.

As a child in the Philippines, there were about 30 Muslim families, mostly traders, who lived in my hometown. Two of these families were family friends, but I never had the courage to learn more about Islam and the lives of my Muslim neighbors.

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‘A Child Redeemed is a Generation Saved'

The author, who is majoring in social work at the University of Negros Occidental–Recoletos (UNO-R), Bacolod City, tells how her life has been transformed by a group of Sisters who live their Catholic faith with the belief that ‘A Child Redeemed is a Generation Saved'. Richelle has been involved in campus journalism since elementary school.

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