Sr. Julia with Fr. Giulio Mariani, PIME the EMC Director

I am so happy to study in Euntes School. Why? Because I can reflect on my life and can pray comfortably. I have been here at the Euntes Mission Center in Zamboanga City for almost a month. The day following my arrival, I joined the Euntes community on an exposure to Basilan Island where we visited, among other things, a Badjao community. This was part of the module by Father Angel Calvo, CFM, who led us into Experiencing God in the Margins. More


By Sr. Therry Salatum, MFIC of PNG

My reflection on the theme: ‘Wellness of a Missionary’ that was facilitated by our presenter Earnest Tan brought back to mind the Activity Sheet –REQUISITES FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND CHANGE which I found was very helpful for myself as ‘a missionary’ when I took time to reflect more on what those nine requisites entail for me.



MOST REV. FRANCISCO F. CLAVER, S. J., (1919-2010) Emeritus Apostolic Vicar of Bontoc-Lagawe and former Bishop of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, died of a pulmonary embolism early in the morning of 1 July 2010 in Cardinal Santos Medical Center, San Juan, M.M.

Bishop Cisco, 81, was born in Bontoc and received early education in Benguet, Kalinga and St. Francis Xavier Seminary in Baguio City.  He entered the Society of Jesus on 30 May 1948, receiving initial Jesuit formation in Novaliches and Cebu. After Regency in Davao he was sent for theology to Woodstock College in Maryland, where he was ordained a priest on 18 June 1961. Special studies in Anthropology began when he returned: a year at Ateneo de Manila, and then two years doing research in mission parishes of Bukidnon. During that time he established a new mission, the first among the Manobos. He moved to doctoral work at the University of Colorado in 1967. More


By:  Bro. Rustico Lumbo, FMS  from Gen. Santos, Philippines

Our course in the second week, Personal Wellness of a Missionary with Earnest Tan, motivated us to take a journey inward. The process was skillfully facilitated. I saw myself entering into the journey very nicely. In God’s grace, I was able to quickly name my major issues in life. It was indeed an awesome experience as I felt myself gradually transforming into a new person. As if it was an awakening from a long nightmare into a beautiful and liberating experience of a glorious morning! The seed of being able to reclaim my self-acceptance and self-confidence has begun to grow beautifully in the once dry and hard soil of low self-esteem that has now been cultivated, moistened and softened with God’s love and compassion. More


“Missionary life is a life of service, a faithful effort to channel love wherever we are assigned.”

–          As St. Augustine said; “Bloom where you are planted.”

Earnest Tan, the resource person

As we enter the second week of our Euntes journey, I find the topic, “Personal Wellness of Missionaries”, very interesting. The module was given more meaning and life as EARNEST L. TAN guided us into the journey of our own being – our individual SELF.  It was an experience that brought us into understanding our process of balancing both our body and spirit that carries the totality of our PERSON.  More

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Ms. Roberta Matias with Fr. Edgar Javier, SVD and co-participants of Summer Program 2010

MOST Rev. Bishop CHERUBIM ALFRED DAMBUI, DD dies in Manila

Most Rev. Bishop Cherubim Dambui, DD

Recently the Euntes Staff received notice of the untimely death of MOST Rev. Bishop CHERUBIM ALFRED DAMBUI, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Bishop Cherubim died in Manila (Heart Center) last June 24, 2010. He was 62 years old.

Bishop Cherubim attended the Mission Formation Program from June 1993 to March 1994 at the Euntes Mission Center in Zamboanga City, Philippines.

He had been the first National to be ordained a Priest on December 5, 1974. From July 1976 to October 1979 he served as ESP Interim premier, East Sepik Provincial Government.

All of us who were with him at the Euntes remember his captivating smile, his personal gentleness and humility. May He rest in Peace!

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