The October 2017 Newsletter of the Chinese Province is now available online.

Among the major events…

As might be expected members of Taipei House gathered at Shilin Residence to celebrate the feast of St. John Gabriel Perboyre on September 11, 2017. A Eucharist was celebrated by the superior of the house, Fr. Eko Prasetyo, followed by a simple lunch. The Shilin Residence is formally named Perboyre Mission Center as it becomes in recent years the center of the Province.

The CM Chinese Province organized a big celebration with Vincentian Family groups on September 23, 2017, to mark the closing ceremony of 400th Anniversary of Vincentian Charism. The auditorium of St. Vincent Senior High School in Sze Hu, Yunlin was like a huge cathedral with its church-motif decorations. About 1,400 people participated in the event with almost all confreres present. The bishops of Chiayi and Kaohsiung Dioceses, the Papal Nuncio and some local politicians graced the event.

After nine (9) years of service to the Province, Fr. Kusno Bintoro eventually hand the office of Provincial Visitor over to Fr. Ferdinand Labitag on October 4, 2017, at the MM Shrine in Lanya. Parishioners and friends from different Vincentian parishes and groups attended the ceremony. Most confreres were present to show support to the new leader of the Province.

Before he was elected, Fr. Labitag was the executive director of Beunen Foundation for more than five (5) years. His experience working for a social welfare organization may bring advantage to his new role.

It also features information about

  • The new Provincial Council
  • Preparations for a trip to the Holy Land
  • Confreres travel to Rome for the Vincentian Symposium
  • The departure of Fr.  Cor Willems returning to the Netherlands after 54 years
  • Initial visitations of Fr. Ferdinand Labitag
  • 60th Foundation Anniversary of St. Vincent Parish in Tainan City

Perboyre Sparks – 2017-10 Newsletter PDF