About the Lay Salvatorians in the Philippines
The Lay Salvatorian Program in the Philippines was established and formalized in 2003 by the Sisters of the Divine Savior, Philippine Region. Originally developed and sponsored by the North American Province of the Society of the Divine Savior and later joined by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Savior, it has spread out across many countries worldwide.
Statement of Purpose
The Formation Process
- Module 1 – Salvatorian Journeys
- Module 2 – Salvatorian Charism
- Module 3 – Community
- Module 4 – Salvatorian Community
- Module 5 – Salvatorian History
- Module 6 – Ministry and Salvatorian Mission
- Module 7 – Jesus the Savior
- Module 8 – Prayer
- Module 9 – Gospel Call and Evangelical Virtues: Obedience, Poverty
- and Chastity
- Module 10– Ministering As Salvatorian
- Module 11– Preferential Option for the Poor
- Module 12– The Eucharist in SDS Life
- Module 13– Lifestyle & Commitment as a Salvatorian
Ministry and Profile of Members
Gaudiosa Castro has three children and whose husband works abroad is active in church activities in her locality.
Josefina Flores, an experienced trainer is a volunteer in her parish while she works as staff in the Philippine Congress and does consultancy work in private offices.
Both Cherrylene Girado and Luela Villagarcia are social workers who work for a non- government organization concerned with the welfare of OFWs and their families.
Betty Tan, who is now in the US, involved herself in parish work by serving as lector / commentator in church service and was the former Coordinator of the Lay Salvatorians, Christoper Rojas, at present the sole male member, works as technical staff in an NGO. Cecille Boyles works for a private company and does her ministry at Don Bosco. Luz Malibiran, an Executive Director of the NGO Community Organization on Multi-Diversity is also active in apostolate work.
Jane Howard, one of the pioneer Lay Salvatorians, is also a social worker, and Josefina Fernando, is a Coordinator in their parish and a working mother.
The members of the Lay Salvatorians, Philippines attend and participate in various occasions and feasts day celebrated by the congregation.
Some of the Lay Salvatorians are also taking part in the read aloud program of the Salvatorian Pastoral Care for Children, an NGO run by the Sisters of the Divine Saviour based in New Manila.
The Lay Salvatorians, Philippines have also conducted Gift- Giving Programs for the poor children of the urban communities in collaboration with the Salvatorian Sisters, given special support for children’s education and have done various parish apostolate work. And as they continue to grow in their spirituality, they seek more way and means to give special meaning to their faith, their life, and the life of others.