Happy 80th Birthday Sister Emma

Sister Emma Turns 80 Today

Easter Greetings 2016!


Sr. Theresine Valencia Dingal, SFIC

Sr. Theresine Valencia Dingal, SFIC

October 24, 1942 – January 5, 2016

Theresine rest in peace

We pray for the soul of Sr. Theresine Valencia Dingal, SFIC founder of the Constant Jurgens Biblical Center of the Franciscan Congregation, associate member of the Catholic Biblical Federation – Southeast Asia. Sister Theresine passed away last night at 7:56 (Manila Time), January 5, 2016 at the age of 73. At this writing, the wake is at La Verna 2 Chapel, St. Joseph College, Quezon City, Philippines. Funeral Mass is scheduled this coming January 9, 2016 at 8:00 o’clock in the morning at the said chapel and address.

May the Lord open the gates of heaven for Sr. Theresine and reward her of eternal happiness promised to those who are faithful to Him. May she rest in peace. Amen.


Grace-filled Christmas and New Year!


Grace-filled Christmas and New Year!

Dear CBFSEA Brothers and Sisters,

Wishing each one of you

a blessed and grace-filled

Christmas and New year.

As we contemplate baby Jesus,

God’s greatest gift to mankind,

let us remember also that this tiny Baby

is the future KING of the KINGDOM of GOD;

a mighty warrior who will triumph

over all the evil in the world,

the LAMB of God who takes away

all the sins of the world;

the GOOD SHEPHERD who seeks and saves the lost,

heals the sick and comforts crushed hearts.

Let us therefore REJOICE,

for God is good and merciful.

And may this Divine Babe set our hearts afire

to shower love and mercy to all we meet.

Merry Christmas to all of you

and your loved ones….

and a blissful New Year too!

Sr. Emma with Star and Fr. Doms



Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year 2015!

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Our sincere wishes and prayers

for you for this New Year 2015:

May God use your life as an instrument

and be like a brilliant fire to lighten up the world…

May your daily words and ordinary deeds

make others feel God’s presence…

May your acts of kindness

help others come closer to God

and allow them to thank Him for His love.

A happy, blissful and prosperous New Year 2015

to you and your loved ones!


Sr. Emma, Star del Mar and Fr. Doms

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National Bible Workshop in Myanmar

Myanmar: National Bible Workshop 2014

Myanmar seminar

Dear Friends in the Word,

This is an information that we are going to have a National Bible Seminar/Workshop with the theme: “Biblical Pastoral Ministry in the Light of Verbum Domini”.  The National Seminar-Workshop will be done in Chanthagone, Mandalay, Myanmar on July 7-12, 2014. Please keep us in your prayers for the success of our seminar. The attendance is estimated at around 90 from the different dioceses of the country. Our sister Ms. Estrella “Star” del Mar from the Philippines will visit us during the seminar.

In the Service of the Word,

Fr. Saw Bosco


In Memoriam: Fr. Paul Puthanagady, SDB


Fr. Paul Puthanagady, SDB

rest in peaceThe good Lord called our dear friend of the Word, Fr. Paul Puthanagady SDB (aged 79), to eternal rest on 14 November 2013. Fr. Paul was the second director of NBCLC (National Biblical Catechetical Liturgical Centre) of India, a founding member of the CBF. He served in the dual role of CBF EC member and subregional coordinator of South Asia from 1984 to 1990. He served as the head of the drafting committee of the final statement for the IV CBF Plenary Assembly 1990 on “The Bible in the New Evangelization” – a very well-articulated document, praised by many, that is still relevant for today as we are going to further reflect on “Renewed Biblical Apostolate for New Evangelization” in Pattaya in December.

Relating to “CBF 35 Years” he shared the following: “I wish and pray that CBF may continue to keep alive its mission of “hearing the Word” in the world constantly widening its horizon in genuine openness and dialogue with the men and women of our times. I believe that if the Word of God, while keeping its moorings and roots in the book of the Bible, could come out of the book and meet the people of today, confronting the bad news of the world in which they live, making it become the Good News to all men and women in every sphere of their lives, it will become a source of new life for all peoples.”

While we are working towards the “new birth of new CBF”, Paul’s expression of his hopes and expectations for the CBF in future will surely offer inspiration.

May he rest in eternal peace.

Source: Cecilia Chui