Friday, March 5, 2010

Lets get connected!

We hope to update our site...hoping you send your interesting stories for 2010. New updates of our fellow Asia-Pacific Brothers. Lets build new memories and stories. God bless!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


To all my fellow brothers how are you? The Lord is good and merciful hopefully we could hear more about you. The work of preacher is really demanding as the new deacon in the Philippine Dominican Province I experienced the need to make an effective, inspiring and good homily. Preaching is a main source of our deeper understanding of the message of God and to strive for the conversion of many. We need conviction on what we preaches. In today's Gospel (John 8:31- 42) we are encourage to remain in the words of Jesus and remaining we become true disciples of Christ. We will know the truth and the truth will set us free. Hoping that we preach well as Dominicans

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wanfu Maliya

Hail Mary (in Mandarin) 萬福瑪利亞

Wan Fu Ma Li Ya 萬福瑪利亞

Ni Chong Man Sheng Chong 妳充滿聖寵

Zhu Yu Ni Tong Zai 主與妳同在

Ni Zai Fu Nu Zhong Shou Zan Song 妳在婦女中受贊頌

Ni De Qin Zi Ye Su 妳的親子耶穌

Tong Shou Zan Song同受贊頌

Tian Zhu Sheng Mu Ma Li Ya 天主聖母瑪利亞

Qiu Ni Xian Zai He Wo Men Ling Zhong Shi 求妳現在和我們靈終時

Wei Wo Men Zui Ren Qi Qiu Tian Zhu, 為我們罪人祈求天主

Amen 阿門。

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ordo Praedicatorum

The Lord's Hounds Lyrics:
fr Nars Estrella, Jr., OP
Music: Ms Cecilia Pan
Theme song for the 2009 OP Asia Pacific Leader's Conference
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC

Although we come from different nations
Yet in mind and heart we are one
Because of the noble mission and vision
To preach, to praise, to bless

Dominic sent his brothers in twos
To reach the fallen world;
Carrying the torch of light and truth
That all may see the everlasting Word

We are Dominicans by calling
Called to be the voice of the silenced;
The hands which lift up the hopeless;
The eyes of those in darkness;
The riverbed of God's grace

Today, he sends his own family
To bridge distance and culture
In solidarity embrace our mission
All for the sake of Truth
Which we seek and desire to preach

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dominican Leadership Conference - Asia Pacific Region

The Dominican Leadership Conference of the Asia Pacific region was held in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan from February 02 to 06. The conference was graced with fifty five participants from twelve countries across Asia and the Pacific region (Australia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Viet nam), and some delegates from Santa Sabina, our General Curia in Rome. The three members of the Dominican Order: the friars, active sisters and the laities, all of whom are leaders of either province or entity of the Order in the region gathered together to talk about and work on the Dominican Leadership Today.

The conference officially began with all the participants coming together at the altar with Fr. Quirico Pedregosa, the former Socius for Asia Pacific region of the Master of the Order of Preachers and currently the prior provincial of the Dominican Province of the Philippines as the main celebrant with Fr Celestine Huang, the General Vicar of the Chinese Dominican Vicariate and the Head Organizer of the conference and Fr Dominic Ip, the Socius to the General Vicar of the Chinese General Vicariate and the Secretary General as co-celebrants along with other friars.

Fr Pedregosa prudently explained in his keynote address during the first day of the conference the quality of leadership we Dominicans should live up. In addition he stressed on the importance of the task of leadership but also emphasized leadership belongs to everyone and is a shared responsibility. Different sessions followed later where the participants were grouped according to their respective branches: the friars deal with the issue on migration, the sisters reflected, shared and concentrated on the content of Fr Pedregosa’s keynote’s message, and the laities dwelt on the challenges the Dominican laities everywhere are bracing out.

The branch meetings continued for the next two days with the three branches’ regional representative acted as facilitators of each session. The friars focused their discussion on academic formation, education and collaboration among the provinces and vicariates in the region, and came up with some suggestions on how to hold a general conference. Sr Cecilia Espenilla, the Coordinator for the Asia Pacific region of the Dominican Sister International made a brief introduction on the Dominican Sister International organization and its priorities, and introduced the different congregations of dominican sisters in the whole region as well. The laities on the other hand pointed out the need for more collaboration among themselves in order to respond to the call of the times and to find means on how efforts to resolve important and urgent issues will materialize.

The other days were spent for brainstorming on how to improve the quality of dominican leadership in the region today, highlighted the reports of the executive committees, a brief introduction on Dominican Volunteers International by its coordinator Sr Rose Ann Schlitt, planning and open forum, touring some of the famous spots both in Kaohsiung and Pingtung areas, showcasing of talents from the students of St. Dominic High School and from the participants, an evening banquet courtesy of St Dominic High School executives, and a paid visit to the convents, social institution and church of the Dominican friars and sisters in the southern part of the island.

The conference was officially closed with the participants coming together as one family at the banquet of the Lord, with Fr Hilario Singian, the current Socius of the Master of the Order for Asia Pacific region as the main celebrant. Fr Singian shared in his homily the importance of compassion in our mission, as persons called to be Dominicans. Leadership he said should primarily be rooted in compassion so that its very essence will be manifested and communicated. Compassion should emanate from the gift of vocation we all received from God, not only as bearers but as living witnesses of Truth whom we as the Lord’s Hounds constantly seek and desire to preach.

The Chinese Dominican General Vicariate

Friday, January 23, 2009

Dominican Family Leaders' Conference Asia-Pacific Region

Dear all:

We are delighted to inform you that The Dominican Family Leaders' Conference will be held on February 1 to February 7, 2009 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Please pray for all the participants and the organizers.
The Chinese Dominican General Vicariate

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Dear Brothers,
Thanks for all your prayers. Just to share you a thought during the Homily of our ordaining bishop: Most Reverend Bishop Broderick Pabillo, DD - Auxillary Bishop of Manila he stresses his concern to three main points. The importance of Celibate life, Prayer as our source of stregnth and the challenge of Preaching well. We will be assigned to different exposure places here in the philippine but Andre will still be assigned to Indonesia. God bless and hope to hear from you and let us continually pray for one another.