Getting to Know Fr Romeo J Villavicencio
If he looks familiar, he is Fr. RV (as he is popularly known) who celebrated Simbang Gabi with us in 2016. As God has it, Fr. RV will be our assistant priest for the next two years! After spending 16 years in the seminary as spiritual director in the formation of future priests, Fr. RV felt called for another mission. To his surprise, during his short sabbatical, he received an invitation to serve in CDM, which his bishop approved without hesitation!
“We are ordained for the universal church,” Fr. RV recalled feeling drawn to CDM during his 2016 visit, when he had a brief moment of solitude at our sanctuary. Now that he is here again, he feels it affirms that God does have another mission for him.
“I am ready to continue this sacred walk which I call: a pilgrim’s journey towards solitude and mission. I am, indeed,
here to serve!”
We look forward to walking with Fr. RV on this journey. Let us welcome him warmly to our parish.
“I am here to serve!” – Fr RV
“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty – it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.” — Mother Teresa
A Simple Path: Mother Teresa