How an SVD Brother dedicates his life to ‘the least, the last, and the lost’

Justice & Peace

“At the back of my mind as a missionary, it is an unwritten mission statement to work with ‘the least, the last and the lost,’”
Bro. Paulino Bongcaras

In the heart of Cebu City, the Philippines’ Queen City of the South, lies a community house of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD). The eight-floor building stands tall in the middle of a busy urban area, serving as a household for clergy and laypeople alike. Located next to a school and an AM radio station, the SVD community educates the young at the University of San Carlos and spreads the Word of God through the airwaves of Radio Fuerza. On top of these endeavors, they still never forget one of the most important aspects of their missionary work – connecting with and serving the poor.

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In one of Cebu's streets, Brother Paul accompanied by the volunteers and Fr Modeste, SVD on a visit to Cebu.

One of the brothers in this particular community, Bro. Paulino Bongcaras, is actively responding to the call to go out of his comfort zone and dedicate his life to uplifting the most underprivileged groups of society.

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