Sunday, August 3, 2014
RMS, A Miracle For Guam
On February 1, 2014, I wrote about the Redemptoris Mater Seminary, which is found in my blog here. In my blog, I provided the news report from the Pacific Daily New of how the Redemptoris Mater Seminary came into the hands of the Archdiocese of Agana. According to that news report (which can be found in my blog. I also provide the same weblink below):
This situation impelled us to search resolutely for a new facility. There were some options, but none seemed to be appropriate. Many prayers were raised to God so that He would give us a place, and indeed He did not delay in answering our prayers. He provided us with the building that is now our seminary, a previous hotel, built by Japanese, somewhat along the lines of a Spanish monastery. It was place too big for our little faith, but for God nothing is impossible. When God gives, He gives abundantly! Imagine, a property worth millions acquired by the diocese for free!
Yes, the Lord provided the place and the benefactors to make the purchase possible. Seek and you will find! Thus the new facility gave lots of room to accommodate more seminarians and to create new liturgical spaces needed in our formation.
RMS - A Miracle For Guam
The Pacific Daily News reported this a few years ago around the year 2010. After I posted this in my blog, the jungle ridiculed me because they believed that it was their money that purchased the Yona Seminary. The Seminary in Yona did not cost the Archdiocese of Agana a single cent. They did not purchase it with the people's money. To this date, there has been 13 ordained priests from the Redemptoris Mater Seminary. One of those ordained priests include a local Chamorro - Father Luis Camacho.
And in today's Pacific Daily News, Father Pius again reminded the people that the Seminary in Yona did not come out of the people's pockets. If one believes that God can provide manna for His people in the desert, then it is not very difficult to believe that God can provide a free seminary for Guam. According to Father Pius who spoke to the Pacific Daily News:
The money for the purchase of the hotel was donated to the archdiocese by an off-island benefactor who offered it with the explicit intention of erecting the seminary and the theological institute. The previous owner of the hotel sold it for just $1.9 million with the proviso that the building be used as an educational facility. Actually, the archdiocese did not put down a penny.
Pacific Daily News, August 3, 2014