Philippines

The Challenges and Surprises of a New Mission

Author's Note: The following interview was conducted at the Archdiocesan Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Mandaluyong City in the Philippines on July 25. Father Mariusz Jarzabek, MIC, originally from Poland, has been serving there as a guest priest since June 2008. This summer, Br. James Cervantes, MIC, and I came to visit the Marians' Philippine mission as our ministry. The following is a reflection from Fr. Mariusz on his first year serving as a priest at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Mandaluyong City.

BR. ANGELO: What are your responsibilities?

'Mission' Accomplished

As they say in the Philippines, "Mabuhay!" (Rough translation: "Live long and prosper!") I arrived back in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 1 after spending two months in the Philippines, where the Marians have begun a new mission to spread Divine Mercy and devotion to Mary Immaculate.

'Beyond My Expectations'

Interview by Br. Angelo Casimiro, MIC

Author's Note: The following interview was conducted at Divine Mercy Hills in El Salvador City, Mindanao, in the Philippines on July 2. Two Marian priests from Poland, Fr. Walerian Pozniak, MIC, and Fr. Jan Migacz, MIC, have been serving there since June 2008. This summer, Br. James Cervantes, MIC, and I came to visit the Philippine mission as our ministry. The following is a reflection from Fr. Walerian on his first year serving as the rector at Divine Mercy Hills in the Philippines.

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