Thursday, March 05, 2015

Cardinal Rosales and Father Ben Beltran invited to the DWST 50th Commencement (Graduation)

For the forthcoming 51st Commencement of DWST (Graduation Ceremonies on March 21, in the Year of the Poor):

Baccalaureate Mass Presider and Homilist
Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales
Archbishop Emeritus of Manila
Founder: Pondong Batangan and Pondo ng Pinoy





 Commencement Speaker
Father Benigno Beltran, SVD
Former Parish Priest: Risen Christ, Smokey Mountain (Balut, Tondo)
Multi-awarded writer and theologian
Award winning books: Christology of the Inarticulate (1987); Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain (2012).
DWST Alumnus 1974.






Clearance Procedure for ALL Graduating Students

Attention: To All Graduation Students (EC, STB, AB, and MA).
From: The Dean of Studies

Please accomplish the clearance form before graduation.
Deadline: March 14, 2015.

N.B. When you ask for the signature of the Dean, see to it that you have:
1) Submitted your thesis, synthesis, or project papers as posted on the blog and on the bulletin board.
2) Sent a soft copy (pdf, file name correctly created) to THIS email: rrandy33@gmail.com

Please do not suspend your graduation by not accomplishing this simple procedure.

For Clearance Form and Instructions on the Title Page and Soft Copy Submission, visit
www.divinewordseminary.blogspot.com

or  Click here to download Student Clearance Form

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Tribute for the T4 Graduating Class

Date: Fri, March 6,  2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. Vespers (Chapel); 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Place: Aula Magna

Professors are most welcome.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Attention: T1, T2, and T3 Students

From the Dean of Studies
2/26/15

To: T1, T2, and T4 Students in the Four-Year Ecclesiastical Course

Message: Please submit the final (corrected) copies of your Term or Synthesis Papers to the Dean’s Office.

Submission Date: March 16, 2015 (Mon).


1. T1 and T2
·         Research (Term) Paper (1 copy; do not bind). Follow the prescribed format for the title page and moderator’s approval sheet. You can download the format from our blog http://divinewordseminary.blogspot.com/p/title-pages-of-dwst-papers.html.

·         Submit also a soft copy. Convert it to pdf. Your file name should be XXX_T1_YYY.pdf
XXX = your family name; YYY=first two major words of your title. Note: T2 if you are in T2.
E.g. DELOSSANTOS_T1_GODPERIPHERIES.pdf
       TORRES_T2_TORAHGIFT.pdf
·         E-mail the soft copy to rrandy33@gmail.com.

2. T3 (Moral Theology Synthesis)

·         Synthesis Paper (1 copy; do not bind). Follow the prescribed format for the title page and moderator’s approval sheet. You can download the format from our blog http://divinewordseminary.blogspot.com/p/title-pages-of-dwst-papers.html.

·         Submit also a soft copy. Convert it to pdf. Your file name should be XXX_T3_YYY.pdf
XXX = your family name; YYY=first two major words of your title.
E.g. RAFANANJR_T3_CHOOSELIFE.pdf
·         E-mail the soft copy to rrandy33@gmail.com.


Attention : All Graduating Students - on Final Paper

From the Dean of Studies
2/26/15
click here for announcement in pdf format.

To: All CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATION
(Ecclesiastical Course and M.A. Thesis and Non-Thesis):

Message: Please submit the final (corrected) copies of your Papers to the Dean’s Office.

Submission Date: March 9, 2015 (Mon).


1. Ecclesiastical Course (T4):
·         Dogma Synthesis Paper (1 copy; do not bind). Follow the prescribed format for the title page and moderator’s approval sheet. You can download the format from this site:

SSubmit also a soft copy. Convert it to pdf. Your file name should be XXX_T4_YYY.pdf
XXX = your family name; YYY=first two major words of your title.
E.g. DELOSSANTOS_T4_GODPERIPHERIES.pdf
·         E-mail the soft copy to rrandy33@gmail.com.

2. M.A. in Theology (Thesis)
·         Candidates:
            1) Quintus, Jude Benedict
            2) Sabud, Hermes

·         Thesis (1 original, 3 photocopies; do not bind). Follow the prescribed format for the title page.
  • Submit also a soft copy. Convert it to pdf. Your file name should be XXX_THESIS_YYY.pdf
XXX = your family name; YYY=first two major words of your title.
E.g. DEOCAMPO_THESIS_HUMILITYFRANCIS.pdf
  • E-mail the soft copy to rrandy33@gmail.com
 Go this site for title page format 

3. M.A. in Theology (Pastoral Ministry, Non-Thesis)
·         Candidates:
1) Anico, Rommel H.
2) Tan, Philip Jerold F.
3) Vargas, Bernabe Jr.        

·         Project Paper (1 original, 3 photocopies; do not bind). Follow the prescribed format for the title page and approval sheet from the moderator. You can download the format from our blog http://divinewordseminary.blogspot.com/p/title-pages-of-dwst-papers.html

·         Submit also a soft copy. Convert it to pdf. Your file name should be XXX_PASTORAL_YYY.pdf
·         XXX = your family name; YYY=first two major words of your title.
·         E.g. ANICO_PASTORAL_SANCTITYCHRISTIAN.pdf
·         E-mail the soft copy to rrandy33@gmail.com

4. M.A. in Theology (Mission Studies, Non Thesis)
·         Candidates:
1) Baided, Philip James A.
2) Juarez, Hermie A.
3) Lasay, Ruel E.
4) Pecto, Rodrigo Jr. C.
5) Subiaco, NiƱo Randolf R.
6) Tejero, Jesse A.
7) Tria, Prudy C.

·         Project Paper (1 original, 3 photocopies; do not bind ). Follow the prescribed format for the title page and approval sheet from the moderator. You can download the format from our blog http://divinewordseminary.blogspot.com/p/title-pages-of-dwst-papers.html

·         Submit also a soft copy. Convert it to pdf. Your file name should be XXX_MISSION_YYY.pdf
·         XXX = your family name; YYY=first two major words of your title.
·         E.g. TORRES_MISSION_GLOBALTOWN.pdf

·         E-mail the soft copy to rrandy33@gmail.com

Monday, February 23, 2015

M.A.Thesis Defense Announcement

Divine Word Seminary
Graduate School of Theology
Tagaytay City, Philippines

Thesis Defense Announcement

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of
Master of Arts in Theology
Major in Spirituality

Beata Maria F. De Ocampo

Will defend her thesis

The Humility of Saint Francis of Assisi:
A Model for a Contemporary Spirituality in the New Evangelization


Abstract
This study seeks to extract the humility aspect of the spirituality of Saint Francis of Assisi using a hermeneutical approach. The saint, a man radical in his ways yet in his littleness, was a key figure of reform in the Dark Ages of the Catholic Church in the 13th century. The contemporary situation that this spirituality of humility hopes to address is taken from the warning of the current pontiff, Pope Francis, that secularization is a form of idolatry as it leads to an indifference toward God. The researcher develops this idea further into a concept of ‘idolatry of the self,’ it being one of the major challenges in the new evangelization. From a movement directed toward the self, a model of spirituality of emptying oneself is developed. This is inspired by the humility of Saint Francis himself as seen from early Franciscan documents including his own writings. The components of the model of a spirituality of humility are derived from the icons of the Franciscan tradition. The most important part of the paper is the inward-looking process of growth toward finding one’s true self which is patterned after Saint Francis’ own conversion story of his encounter with the leper.

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: Arnoldus Hall


Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.
Moderator: Fr. Felix Ferrer, SVD, SThD

Board of Examiners:
Fr. Wilfredo Saniel SVD, SThL - Second Reader and Chairperson 
Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB, SSL, SThD – Member
Fr. Christino Pine, OFM, SSL – Member (External Examiner)

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