On August 6, 2017 Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord , Fr. Herman Abcede RCJ, Provincial Superior of Rogationist St. Matthew Province, solemnly blessed the Santuario de San Antonio - Chapel of the Divine Providence (newly built chapel of SABV-Davao) and presided over the Holy Mass. Fr. Ariel O. Tecson delivered a powerful homily which highlighted the person of St. Anthony as a preacher, poor servant, pastor, principal protector and provider of the Congregation. At the end of the Holy Mass, Fr. Herman congratulated the SABV-Davao Community, thanked and appreciated our friends and benefactors who continue to support the SABV-Davao. He assured them of the prayers of the boys and recommended St. Anthony to be their powerful intercessor. On behalf of the community, Fr. Ronald Masilang, the Superior of SABV-Davao, briefly narrated how the Divine Providence through the intercession of St. Anthony of Padua touched the hearts of generous people so as to realize the simple dream of building a chapel dedicated to St. Anthony and the Divine Providence. This historical event was witnessed by confreres from different communities, RA/SABV-Davao's collaborators, friends and benefactors.
The beautiful and yet so simple liturgy prepared and animated by confreres and interns made the celebration even more meaningful where everyone was lead to pray, worship and thank the Lord.
St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us!