Fr. Herman Abcede, the Provincial Superior opened the 3-day meeting of all the Superiors/Responsible and Treasurers of the St. Matthew Province, on July 20, 2017 at the St. Hannibal Rogate Center. After giving some indications and reporting on certain urgent concerns from his Office, Fr. Herman, called on Fr. Dexter Prudenciano to present to the group, on behalf of Bro. Nilo Pelobello, the Provincial Treasurer, significant updates about the Province's resources and its attempt to revise the draft of its Economic Manual.
On July 21, 2017, the second day of the encounter, Mrs. Lourdes Migne, whose work we are immensely grateful for - was again invited to deepen on the theme of the Emotional Quotient on Servant Leadership. To do so, she explained that "It takes a community to grow Emotional Intelligence". The group also shared on their successes and challenges in dealing with their emotions.
The third day, July 22, 2017, was dedicated on the reports of the Provincial Councilors: Fr. John Joffer Lucas; Fr. Ariel Tecson, Fr. Orville Cajigal and Bro. Nilo Pelobello - in-charge of the Sector on the Laity, the Parishes and the Rogate; Formation, Religious LIfe and PAstoral Care for Vocations; Charity and Missions, and; Administration of Good, respectively. Bro. Christian Allan De Sagun, was allotted as well a generous time for him to give some indications related to his task as Provincial Secretary, before proceeding in presenting, in details, the content of the Manual of the Archives of the Province and its Houses, which is now in implementation ad experimentum. Thankful praise to God for leading this encounter to its end, and for the indefatigable availability of the confreres ever ready for brotherhood through dedicated apostolic services!
Bro. Christian Allan R. De Sagun, RCJ