new bishopBr. Joseph Nacua named as Bishop of Ilagan


VATICAN The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has named as Bishop of Ilagan (Philippines) the Rev. Joseph Amangi Nacua, O.F.M. Cap., up until now a Priest at St. Isidro Labrador parish, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay, in the prelature of Ipil.  (Sala Stampa di Santa Sede)


Br. Joseph Amangi Nacua, O.F.M. Cap., was born in Mankayan, Benguet, on January 5, 1945. After secondary school, he pursued his philosophical studies at the Capuchin House of Studies in Kerala, India and his theological studies at the Capuchin Theology House in Pamplona, Navarra, in Spain. Subsequently, he achieved a Master of Arts degree at the Asian Social Institute of Manila, a Licentiate in Spirituality at the Pontifical University Gregoriana in Rome and a Doctoral in Spirituality at St. Bonaventure University in New York. He professed his perpetual vows in the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin on September 16, 1967, and was ordained a priest on June 26, 1971. From 1971 to 1974 he was Guardian and Rector of the Our Lady of Lourdes Seminary in Lipa. Subsequently, he became a member of the Provincial Council, Master of Novices, Director of studies and Vicar provincial. From 1994 to 2000, for two terms, he had been Minister Provincial of the Philippines. From 2000 to 2006 he was a Definitor General for Asia at the General Curia of the Capuchins in Rome.


Returning to his country, from 2006 to the present he has been a parish Priest at St. Isidro Labrador parish in Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay, in the prelature of Ipil.



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4 Responses

  1. Dear Doms,

    Thanks for the two inspiring stories on the JPIBC website!

    I have read both with much intrest. I am glad that you could assist at the ceremony of the perpetual vows of 5 WCW sisters. It is a sign that you are already inserted in your new environment.

    I also appreciate your write-up on sister Deolindis and on the WCW sisters – very informative and inspiring.

    From what I read on the JPIBC website, the new Ilagan bishop looks promising.

    This coming week June 16 to 21 I will be on retreat in Steyl, together with 28 NEB confreres.

    I wish you a fine and fruitful weekend!

    Together on the way!


  2. Dear Fr. Director and staff of JP1BC,

    Thank you so much for updating us on interesting and relevant information. We are one with you in the Word.

    The SIHM Sisters,

    By Sr. Aurora A. Codiam, SIHM

  3. interesting material, where such topics do you find? I will often go

  4. Dear JP1BC Team,

    Heartfelt THANKS for regularly sending me a copy of the WORD ALIVE NEWSLETTER.

    The EAPI will offer a Biblical Pastoral Training on Jan. 4 to April 3, 2010. As of today, Sept. 25, there are already 44 accepted participants and 15 are being processed. The training is in collaboration with the Catholic Biblical Federation of South East Asia. You may check our website (http://eapi.admu.edu.ph) for details.

    Blessings to all of you.


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