The Congregation of the Mission in the Philippines
Manuel A. Gracia
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The struggle for a well-formed clergy in the Philippines has been long and arduous as its development is naturally intertwined with the country’s history. As the paper recounts the 150-year presence of the Congregation of the Mission in the country, it provides an outline of the life and work of the Vincentian Fathers. This labor is significantly shown in the Congregation’s hidden yet painstaking role in the formation of the clergy. As such, the Vincentian Fathers’ presence can almost be synonymous to helping the hierarchy form better and well-trained clergy.

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