Congregation of Benedictine Sisters of the Eucharistic King
(updated: August 31, 2014)
1. Internal situation:
Character: OSB-BSEK Biblical Pastoral Ministry
(1) Sr. Miriam R. Alejandrino, OSB
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal address: Divine Word Seminary of Tagaytay
SVD Road, 4120 Tagaytay City, Philippines
(2) Sr. Mary Cecile, Lañas, OSB
Email address: email@example.com
Postal address: St. Benedict Priory
Fatima, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Personnel: Temporary and perpetual professed members of the Congregation
2. Activities 2013-2014:
· A daily half an hour individual lectio divina.
· A monthly big group bible study followed by small group bible sharing
· Basic Bible Seminar and Basic Facilitators Seminar to pastoral leaders and some interested groups.
· Solid biblical formation and pastoral immersion for student-catechists of Saint Benedict Institute
· Bible courses at Saint Alphonsus Theological Mission Institute (SATMI), Regional Major Seminary for Mindanao (REMASE) in Davao City and at Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay (DWST).
· Full-time resident professor at DWST teaching Introduction to Sacred Scriptures, Pentateuch, Prophets, Johannine Literature and Biblical Pastoral Ministry
· Involvement in activities initiated by parishes, schools, seminaries, and our respective priories for the Bible Week.
· Lectures,seminar-workshops, courses and retreats in parishes for various categorial groups and for the Benedictine Congregaton.
3. Publications 2013-2014
“Pentateuch”, a Pastoral Commentary. Edited by Sr. Miriam R. Alejandrino, OSB.
St. Alphonsus Theological and Mission Institute, Davao City, Philippines.
4. Projects for the year 2014-2015
In spite of the activities mentioned above, much still needs to be done so that the Word of God may reach the hearts of men and women of all walks of life. There is a basic hunger among the people for the Word of God. There is also a need for more “apostles of the Word.”
In bible study, there is a need to develop a method which is centered on the biblical text itself, not so much on commentaries. From experience, we saw that the biblical text becomes meaningful to the readers when it is read in dialogue with ones’ culture and situation in life.
Our community lectio divina and group bible study serve as springboards and helps in having a common goal and concerted effort for our biblical apostolate. The Word of God indeed is the foundation as well as the unifying factor in building basic ecclesial communities.