Letters

The John Paul I Biblical Center is reserving this page for letters from our friends, bible animators, collaborators from all over the world. This page links with all the lovers of the Word who come in contact and journeyed along with the life and mission of JPIBC. Let’s keep our hearts burning as we share the life giving Word.

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August 20,  2008

Baguio City

To the Director & staff of JP1BC,

Our sincere and prayerful condolences to you and the whole family of the CBF over the loss and grief  you and they are now experiencing because of Bishop Egger’s sudden death.

We pray for his eternal repose. For sure God rewards him for his untiring efforts to make the Word alive!!!

Heartfelt sympathy to you all!

In the name of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (SIHM),

I remain, cordially yours,

Sr. Aurora A. Codiam, SIHM

Superior General

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October 18, 2007

Nemi, Rome

Dear Friends,

I’m indeed delighted to learn that the workshop hosted by JPIBC for Northern Luzon region has gone on well. Congratulations! Needless to say, all of you who are responsible for organizing such an important event and the intentions of our shared biblical pastoral ministries are part of my daily prayers. May your tribe increase and the commitment to the Word grow from strength to strength!

Here at Nemi (Rome), the Dei Verbum training program 2007 is already into the fifth week and is progressing well. There are 23 participants in all this year, from 12 countries – a wonderful group. The course will be wound up on Dec 5, 07. Please say a prayer for the success of this ministry.

Thanks! With best wishes to all,

Yours devotedly in Jesus,

(Fr) George Koottappillil, SVD
Director, Dei Verbum Centre
Missionari Verbiti
Via Dei Laghi bis 52
00040 Nemi, Rome
Italy.

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October 14, 2007

Leuvain

Dear Doms and all friends,

thanks for challenging us to be with you in fraternal prayer during the double biblical event.

I noted the dates and the times; be assured that we – I ask the confreres here to pray with all of us – accompany you with our prayer.

Thanks for sharing with us so many aspects of the two seminars, plus the names of the resource persons.

Greetings to Bishop Nonoy and Oscar!

Yesterday we buried two dear confreres: brother Flor Robben was almost every Sunday my companion at the 10.30 eucharist, and father Piet van der Thiel was my teacher in the minor seminary.

I keep on walking with you!

Fraternally!

Wim

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September 30, 2007

Feast of St. Jerome

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Dear Doms, Fely and JPIBC Team,

Greetings from Hong Kong ! Congratulations for the construction of the very interesting JPIBC website!

Today, I helped in the third session of the 70th BBS organised by the Hong Kong Filipino Catholic Biblical Pastoral Ministry (HKFCBPM), giving inputs on “ Bible Sharing & Community Building ” and “Interpreting Life in the Light of the Bible”. I also shared a copy of the Silver Edition with the officers of HKFCBPM. The BBS participants are enjoying the seminar and feel very excited about having the presence of the originator of BBS, Fr. Ludger, to celebrate their graduation on October 28. Since the birth of HKFCBPM in 1990, I have been their close biblical companion. The community always introduces me to BBS participants saying: “Though she has a Chinese face, she also has a Filipino heart!” In our upcoming Eighth United Chinese Catholic Biblical Association (UCCBA) Meeting which will take place from November 1 to 5 in Macau, I also play a special role to represent HKFCBPM to include its contribution to the biblical pastoral ministry in our HK Group’s Presentation on “Experiences of Community Building with the Word of God”, alongside the biblical motto: “God’s Word is active and alive!” (Heb 4:12) This representation in our Macau Meeting makes our fellow Filipino co-servants of the Word in Hong Kong happily feel themselves also being a part of our Chinese biblical family in Christ. What a nice development brought about by the power of the Word of Life!

I read Fely’s reflections on “A Basic Bible Seminar Experience” with much interest. I would love to receive a copy of “The Exodus Story for Lay Ministers of the Word” Manual.

Tomorrow (October 1) is China ’s National Day. Please pray for the continued growth of the biblical apostolate in this vast country of 1.3 billion Chinese people, as this year we celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of Venerable Fr. Gabriel Maria Allegra OFM, who founded the Studium Biblicum in Beijing in 1945 to fulfil the holy task of giving birth to our Chinese Holy Bible, translated from the original languages of Hebrew and Greek, on December 25, 1968.

Let’s continue to journey together with the Word and support each other in prayers.

United in God’s Word,

Cecilia Cecilia Chui (徐靜思)

Northeast Asia Subregional Coordinator (天主世界聖經協會東北亞區聯絡員)

Catholic Biblical FederationLiaison Secretary (天主華語聖經協會聯合會聯絡員)

United Chinese Catholic Biblical Association

Tel: 852-9319-0403Fax: 852-3421-2309Email: chuics@netvigator.com

Website: www.c-b-f.org

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September 20, 2007

Dear Fr. Doms,

September 30, 2007

Feast of St. Jerome

cecilia-c.jpg

Dear Doms, Fely and JPIBC Team,

Greetings from Hong Kong ! Congratulations for the construction of the very interesting JPIBC website!

Today, I helped in the third session of the 70th BBS organised by the Hong Kong Filipino Catholic Biblical Pastoral Ministry (HKFCBPM), giving inputs on “ Bible Sharing & Community Building ” and “Interpreting Life in the Light of the Bible”. I also shared a copy of the Silver Edition with the officers of HKFCBPM. The BBS participants are enjoying the seminar and feel very excited about having the presence of the originator of BBS, Fr. Ludger, to celebrate their graduation on October 28. Since the birth of HKFCBPM in 1990, I have been their close biblical companion. The community always introduces me to BBS participants saying: “Though she has a Chinese face, she also has a Filipino heart!” In our upcoming Eighth United Chinese Catholic Biblical Association (UCCBA) Meeting which will take place from November 1 to 5 in Macau, I also play a special role to represent HKFCBPM to include its contribution to the biblical pastoral ministry in our HK Group’s Presentation on “Experiences of Community Building with the Word of God”, alongside the biblical motto: “God’s Word is active and alive!” (Heb 4:12) This representation in our Macau Meeting makes our fellow Filipino co-servants of the Word in Hong Kong happily feel themselves also being a part of our Chinese biblical family in Christ. What a nice development brought about by the power of the Word of Life!

I read Fely’s reflections on “A Basic Bible Seminar Experience” with much interest. I would love to receive a copy of “The Exodus Story for Lay Ministers of the Word” Manual.

Tomorrow (October 1) is China ’s National Day. Please pray for the continued growth of the biblical apostolate in this vast country of 1.3 billion Chinese people, as this year we celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of Venerable Fr. Gabriel Maria Allegra OFM, who founded the Studium Biblicum in Beijing in 1945 to fulfil the holy task of giving birth to our Chinese Holy Bible, translated from the original languages of Hebrew and Greek, on December 25, 1968.

Let’s continue to journey together with the Word and support each other in prayers.

United in God’s Word,

Cecilia Cecilia Chui (徐靜思)

Northeast Asia Subregional Coordinator (天主世界聖經協會東北亞區聯絡員)

Catholic Biblical FederationLiaison Secretary (天主華語聖經協會聯合會聯絡員)

United Chinese Catholic Biblical Association

Tel: 852-9319-0403Fax: 852-3421-2309Email: chuics@netvigator.com

Website: www.c-b-f.org

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September 20, 2007

Dear Fr. Doms,

Best greetings from Davao City!

Thanks for updating me with the current events in the world of biblical apostolate.  I am really interested to be in the biblical apostolate, pastoral aspect, not only in the academe, so that I can also update my students: from the classroom to the people. Am looking forward to be at the National Biblical Workshop this February 2008.Again, thanks and best regards to you all.Sincerely,Sr. Miriam, OSBDavao City

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20 July 2007

Dear Father Ramos,

Many thanks for the blog!

We have good showers and we procced from Divya Vani, which will complete 20 years on the feat of our Blessed Mother of Carmel, with St. Luke in our small group. We will be having the Divya Vani (Divine Voice) Day on the 6th August to please the Father of heavenly, melodious Voice, to delight the followers of the Dei Verbum!In our Region of Central India The diocese of Raigarh is celebrating the Bible year this year under the guidance of the young and dynamic Bishop Paul Toppo, who is also the biblical coordiator for his diocese. We are gearing towards the Biblical Year for the whole Region of MP and Chatisgarh next year- 2008. P

lease pray for us as we do for you,

In the Divine Word, Incarnate Mercy

joseph p.xavier

CENTRAL INDIA

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July 3, 2007

Dear Fr. Doms, Fely, Flor, Zusan and Joel,

Warm greetings from George, Dei Verbum Centre, Nemi (Rome)!

I’m indeed delighted to learn that you at the John Paul I Biblical Center have created a blog site. It’s my earnest wish and prayer that through your online newspaper more and more people would be drawn to Jesus, and they, in turn, like you yourselves, become active and effective ministers of Word. . . . May God bless you all and your biblical and pastoral ministry!

With best wishes,

Yours devotedly in Jesus,

(Fr) George Koottappillil, SVD
Nemi,
Rome

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June 19, 2007

Dear Fr. Doms,

Many thanks for your prayers offered for the BBS last week.  It worked; it was a success!  I had fears on how to conduct the BBS to over fifty priests and 12 sisters!  . . . . . I asked them to set aside what they’ve learned and just be open to the Spirit and wait for God’s surprise.  They did as they were told and indeed God gave them lots of surprises!  Next month my schedule is hectic, I’ll be needing prayers once again. I will send my time table before the end of this week as I am still waiting for two confirmations.  Again most of the participants will be priests and sisters. Your website is interesting!  Thanks for sharing. Regards to all there.

Gratefully yours,

Sr. Tammy

MYANMAR

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June 18, 2007

Dear JPIBC Team,

Congratulations!My heart really is burning going through all the updates!  God’s word is really alive!

Keep the fire burning.

Aniceta Baltar

MANILA

anniebaltar@yahoo.com

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Fr. Doms,

I am Emy Riguera, originally from San Vicente Ilocos Sur and a co-announcer of Jun in DZPA in the early 80s and I am so sorry to hear about him.  Right now, I am in the US and have plans to go back to broadcasting in the Philippines. I am not sure if you are residing in Mizamis or in Nueva Segovia — in the Major (as we used to call ICST).  Regards and if you have a chance, please extend my regards to Fr. William Antonio.  The last time I saw him was when he was a pursuing higher studies at the Catholic university of America.

In Domino,

Emy

U.S.A.

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The JPIBC Staff,

I appreciate so much your website and your activities.May God bless you in the service of His Word.

In communion of prayer,

FX Phan Long, OFM

Vietnam

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June 15, 2007

Dear Fr Doms & Staff of JPBCI,

Congratulations for what is being done in your Center for the sake of the Word!Even if we are not direct participants, we are kept informed of what you do. Thank you for sharing all your activities! In our own little way we are informed and are doing our part even if only to pray for the success of your beautiful work in the Center!

Keep up the good work.

Sr. Aurora A. Codiam,

SIHM

SIHM – General Superior

BAGIUIO CITY

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June 15, 2007

Dear Fr. Doms, Fely, Flor, Zusan and Joel,

Thank you for sharing about your website.

CONGRATULATIONS!
Cheers!

Lettie Taberdo

EAPI – Manila

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June 15, 2007

Dear Doms Fely, Flor, Zusan and Joel,

Compliments for this wonderfully informative and inspiring JPIBC blog! I will try to return to it during the next days and send you some more detailed remarks. For the time being please just accept my compliments: such a site and the reality behind it really contributes to and inspires our sharing and spreading of the Word of God.

With my warm regards to all in JPIBC,

Alexander M. Schweitzer
General Secretary

Catholic Biblical Federation
General Secretariat
Postfach 105222
D-70045 Stuttgart
Germany 

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Dear JPIBC Staff,

Congratulations!

Reading the blog was an early Easter news for me. I tried to give an earlier feedback through the blog but I made an error. So I give my reply here.John Paul I is truly first in many ways: 1st Regional Biblical Center and now first in making a blog as a center. Congratulations for sharing the wonders of the Word in Northern Luzon and the Cordillera through the Biblical-Pastoral Ministry.  I was able to make a quick visit to the all the dioceses in the Blog …I could hear the laughter, the music, the joys, the noise and I saw the excitement and the different movements of the children, youth and adults in their efforts to allow the Word to move through their bodies, their groups etc. May the Risen Lord continue to shower upon all the Directors and the Lay Coordinators as well as the staff and volunteers all the necessary graces and blessings they need particularly this Easter. Your zeal in spreading the Living Word keeps inspiring us and so many people here and abroad.  As we await the ordination of the new Bishop of Bangued, we pray that we will have an additional Shepherd in the Cordillera who will inspire the people of God especially in Abra to live by the Word.

In the Risen Lord,

Fr. Oscar Alunday

Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate

ECBA-CBCP MANILA

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Dear JPIBC Staff,

Greetings.

Thanks for the new website!
Best wishes and regards to you all.

United in His Word,

Sr. Beata Balaso,

SIHMSIHM – BAGUIO CITY

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The JPIBC,

Congratulations for your new blog. I like the pictures….I remember when i was a regent at St. Joseph seminary in Bangued when I also participated the “Hearts of Fire” celebration. It was already very well coordinated and participated already that time, some 22 years ago. I’m sure it is a lot better now.

Sincerely,

Fr. Eugene Docoy

KOREA

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Dear Friends,

Thank you very much for announcing your new website. I have just visited it and I find it very informative, inspiring and colorful. It will be certainly a great asset to the biblical pastoral ministry in your region and contibute to the exchange of biblical experiences.

Congratulations!

With kind regards to all those I know personally (Fr. Doms, Fely and Flor) and also to the others who I know now at least through their photos,

Christa

CBF General Secretariat
Postfach 105222
D-70045 Stuttgart
GERMANY

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Dear JPIBC Staff,

The Word Alive Blog is good news indeed.Thanks for this beautiful initiative.Be assured that I will read every item with interest.By this blog you keep many of us not only informed, but more importantly inspired. I am one of those.

Doms, Fely, Flor, Joel and Zusan, together on the way!

Wim Wijtten,SVD

Leuven, BELGIUM

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Dear Friends at JPIBC,

I would like to congratulate you very sincerely for the new venture: jp1bc.wordpress.com. Excellent! It seems that with all the materials and pictures you had available that time now has come to put it all together. Still, I can imagine, it takes a lot of time, reflection, trying-out etc. to do just that! But you have the talents. Well, we did not have the technical means for all this years ago when we started the Center. I recall the humble beginnings with the mimeographed first issues of WORD ALIVE.

God bless you all,

Fr. Ludger

St. Augustine, GERMANY

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June 15, 2007

Dear Friends in the Lord,

Congratulations – and Halleluija!

Thanks to the team of JPIBC in Vigan for the electronic communication and acces to your coordinatory ministry in the 14 Dioceses in Northern Luzon. It is a great service to your local people but also to friends and pastoral-biblical co-workers in and ourside of your country…May the Risen Lord keep alive your initiative and ministry on all different levels where the WORD of God is alive and wants to become a fire in the hearts of the people..

SHALOM !

Fr. Rudi Pöhl

BITTESCHON – GERMANY

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· Fr. Venerando J. Yator, SVD // Jul 25th 2007 at 1:09 pm (edit)

Dear Fr. Doms,

Peace of Christ!It is wonderful that you were able to make your own website for John paul l biblical Center. It is a sign of growth in our apostolate as bearers of the Divine Word. May people read, understand and live the WORD OF GOD in their hearts and the hearts of all.

May God bless you and your ministry.

In the Divine Word,

Vhen, SVD

DIVINE WORD MISSIONARIES-PHN

______________________________________________________________________________________________________· Sr. M. Geraldine Flores, OSB // Jun 28th 2007 at 1:30 am (edit)

Dear JPIBC STAFF,

Congratulations!

Glad to know that you are now in the web! At least am updated with whats going on in Northern Luzon! Happy to see long lost friends in your web.
Keep on with this noble venture for the greater honor and glory of the Incarnate Word!
Keeping your apostolate in my daily prayers.

Sr. Geraldine,osb
Davao – Philippines

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