Nuns to distribute 75,000 Bibles for 75th jubilee
According to Sister Evangelina Canag, former provincial superior, the Bible can lead the society from moral collapse and from worsening social inequities.
The Congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) in the Philippines aims to distribute 75,000 copies of Bibles in poor communities by October this year in celebration of its 75th anniversary in the country.
Called ‘Biblia sa Bawat Pamilya’, this project will circulate copies of the Bible in different dialects across the country to promote a deeper understanding of Scripture, Daughters of St. Paul provincial superior Sister Noemi Vinoya said. The distribution of subsidized Bible to poorest families is also accompanied by formation through biblical animation.
“Both the rich and the poor need to relearn from the Bible and strengthen their faith,” said Sister Evangelina Canag, former provincial superior of the Daughters of St. Paul.
The Bible is badly needed by the people trapped in a “collapsing morality”, Sister Canag, explained, especially the poor whose faith is being put to test by poverty engendered by social inequities and natural calamities.
“Re-evangelizing the people is gravely required in today’s society where wrongdoings have become normal and acceptable,” she said.
It’s saddening that the act of seeking redress has become “offensive”, sometimes prompting violence, Sister Canag said.
According to her, the Bible can lead the society from moral collapse and from worsening social inequities.
The congregation will push the project beyond the closing of the one-year observance of its diamond jubilee on October 13, if they did not meet the target by that date, she said.
They may even distribute the Bible more than the targeted number of copies if needed, Sister Canag said.
Apart from the ‘Biblia sa Bawat Pamilya’ project, the FSP sisters had launched various initiatives to commemorate the one-year diamond jubilee celebrations that commenced on October 13, 2013.
Noting the popularity of ‘telenovelas’ among Filipino audiences, the FSP sisters had launched a jubilee initiative dubbed Paulines telefest 2013, that gave awards to worth-watching ‘telenovelas’ promoting Christian values.
Other jubilee initiatives include: reach-out project to street children/juvenile youth offenders/women inmates and poor children of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Pasay area through teaching of catechism and film showing on the bible; media animation to families, professionals and youth; Bible catechism and seminars on personality development to lay collaborators; and teaching catechism to youth and children, and the elderly of Sta. Rita and Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Pasay.
Source: CBCP News