Inniliw 2009 – ICST


img_2372Last Monday and Tuesday – January 26-27, 2009 the Immaculate Conception School of Theology and the sponsoring batches (class 92-93/class 93-94) hosted the INNILIW 2009. The Inniliw was an occasion for the ICST Alumni to meet and renew their brotherly relationship with their classmates, ‘buddies’, contemporaries and their Alma Mater ICST. Even more, it was a celebration of God’s gift of priestly formation, friendship and solidarity, which hopes to inspire and encourage one another to persevere in living out their faith and the ideals of ICST. The occasion, aspired to bring together ICST’s alumni (priests) and all those who stepped on the portals of ICST for at least a year. Thus, it was both an alumni homecoming in the life of the universal Church, the local Church of Northern Luzon and the ICST. This year’s Inniliw highlighted the following events:

  1. SVD Centennial: On the occasion of the 100 years of missionary presence of the Society of the Divine Word in the Philippines, we wish to pay tibute to SVD formators and professors of ICST.
  2. Tribute to ICST Priests’ Alumni Jubilarians (25th and 50th)
  3. Symposium/Conference by Rev. Fr. Steve Bevans, SVD
  4. Launching of the Catholic Theological Society of Northern Luzon

(from the Invitation Letter of Fr. Jockson O. Ogaya – Alumni Desk Chairman and Fr. John B. Habawel – Rector)



SVD-PHN with Fr. John HabawelSeventeen SVD priests led by Fr. Jerome Adriatico, SVD the Provincial Superior of the PHN with confreres from the different parts of the country attended the Symposium, the thanksgiving mass, the blessing of the marker at St. Arnold’s bust and the AGAPE prepared by the organizers. About 167 alumni were officially registered as participants of that big event. Five Bishops graced the occasion like Most Rev. Joseph Amangi Nacua, OFM Cap, DD the Bishop of Ilagan, Most Rev. Renato P. Mayugba, DD the Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, Most Rev. Marlo Peralta, DD the Bishop of Alaminos, Most Rev. Sergio Utleg, DD the Bishop of Laoag, and the Most. Rev. Ernesto Salgado, DD the Archbishop of Nueva Segovia.

Fr. Doms, Fr. Noli & Fr. Oskie

Fr. Doms, Fr. Noli & Fr. Oskie

On the part of the John Paul I Biblical Center humbly serving ICST and the Northern Luzon Church in the Biblical Apostolate trough the years, it was a kind of homecoming for the past three directors: Fr. Oscar Alunday, SVD the present Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate – CBCP, Fr. Noli Barona, SVD the District Superior of SVD Abra and Fr. Doms O. Ramos, SVD the President of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta.

Fr. Steve Bevans, SVD with ICST Seminarians

Fr. Steve Bevans, SVD with ICST Seminarians


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