Published on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 08:02
Mater Dolorosa Passionist Novitiate, the new novitiate house at Alabel, Sarangani, was dedicated and blessed on January 28, 2014, at 3:00 pm. Fr. Pol Plaza, CP, the Passionist Provincial of the Philippines presided the event and ably assisted by Fr. Evan Esmade, CP, Director of Novices, and Fr. Meliton Aparece, CP, assistant Director.
Lay partners and benefactors witnessed the blessing with much excitement as the place itself is conducive for developing one’s spiritual life. Facing the building is the refreshing view of Sarangani Bay while at the back of the building are the magnificent mountain ranges of Davao provinces. The majestic Mt. Matutum is also seen far north.
The Old Novitiate in Lagao, Gen. Santos City will be utilized by the Catholic Missions to the Indigenous Peoples (CMIP), Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Desk, and the offices of Passionist Youth (PAYO), Confraternity of the Passion (Confrats) and the Community of Passionist Partners (CPP).
The new novitiate will house the new novices on April 2014.