Wednesday, December 24, 2014

All I Dream This Christmas

"Listen to this dream that I dreamed" (Genesis 37:6).
... is all I dream this Christmas.

Christmas greetings from the Divine Word Seminary, the School of Theology in Tagaytay City, Philippines.

Artist: Fr. Raul Caga, SVD, professor of Moral Theology.
Music: Jessie Lasaten
Lyrics: Jessie Lasaten/Fr. Raul Caga, SVD

Monday, December 08, 2014

No Classes at DWST - December 9, 2014

Classes at DWST are suspended on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

PAGASA has placed the province of Cavite under storm signal no. 2. Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs. The LGU of Cavite has suspended all classes (Dec. 8-9)  in all levels.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

DWST welcomes new full-time professor


DWST welcomes Fr. Ronnie Crisostomo, SVD, SLL, SThD (cand.), new full-time professor of Liturgy and Systematic Theology.

Fr. Ronnie holds a Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy (SLL) from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute (San Anselmo – Rome) and a doctoral student of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical Comillas University (Madrid, Spain). He was born in Nagbukel, Ilocos Sur.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

DWST congratulates Divine Word College Seminary

Divine Word Seminary-Tagaytay (Philippines) congratulates the
Divine Word College Seminary - Epworth, Iowa (USA) on its
50th year. Ad multos annos!

*Fr. Raul Caga, SVD, the singing SVD missionary, teaches Moral Theology at DWST.

December 2014 Schedule


Monday, November 03, 2014

Second Semester 2014-15 Schedule: Updated



November Schedule at DWST

Announcements from the Dean of Studies
November 3, 2014

1. Classes for the Second Semester 2014-2015 will start tomorrow November 4, 2014 and will end on March 21, 2015 (Graduation). Christmas Break begins on December 15 and classes resume on January 5, 2015.

DWST welcomes the following “new” professors:

Dr. Rico Villanueva, PhD
Guest Professor
Courses: Biblical Hebrew Language, Wisdom Literature-Psalms
Day: Tuesday
Pastor Rico is the Director of Biblical Studies at Alliance Graduate School and a faculty member of Asia Graduate School of Theology. He earned his PhD in Old Testament from the University of Bristol, UK, and his dissertation has been published as a book entitled The Uncertainty of a Hearing: A Study of the Sudden Change of Mood in the Lament Psalms (Brill, 2008). As a consultant with Philippine Bible Society, he co-edited the Bible Primer. Pastor Rico regularly preaches at the Capital City Alliance Church in Quezon City and Christian Alliance Fellowship East. He is blessed with a lovely wife, Rosemarie and two children, Emier and Faye. 

Dr. Rene Oliveros, PhD
Guest Professor
Course: Islam and Interreligious Dialogue
Day: Friday
Doc Rene is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University. He obtained his doctorate from Temple University (Philadephia). His doctoral dissertation on “Islam in the American-Moro War (1903-1913)” was published in Germany (2010).

Fr. Ronnie Crisostomo, SVD, SLL, SThD (cand.)
Fulltime Professor
Course: Liturgy and Time
Day: Wednesday

Fr. Ronnie holds a Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy (SSL) from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute (San Anselmo – Rome) and a doctoral student of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical Comillas University (Madrid, Spain).


2. November 4 – Professors’ Submission of the Final Grades (1st Semester)

3. November 5, 2014 – Talk on Bangsamoro by Fr. Jun Mercado, OMI. The talk is organized by DWIMS (c/o Fr. Tony Pernia, SVD). The classes from 10:15am – 12:00 on this day will be suspended for the students to attend this important talk. The venue is Aula Magna.
Fr. Jun is a recognized expert on the role of Islam in Southeast Asia; a senior policy adviser at the Institute for Autonomy and Governance in Cotabato City; and was President of the Notre Dame University in Cotabato City.

4. November 8, 2014 – Start of CTS Classes (Second Semester)

5. November 10, 2014 – FASTER MEETING (Faculty, Students and Rectors Meeting). Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm; Venue: T2 classroom. DWSTSA representatives—
Polistico Anthony, OSJ, Aban, Ryan, MSP, and  Reymar Millar, SAN PABLO—are to take part in this meeting.

6. Nov. 17 (Mon.)  Start of Classes for the Special Courses
N.B. Biblical Hebrew Language under Pastor Rico will start on NOVEMBER 4, 2014.


7. Nov. 19 (Wed.)  Project Paper Defense (T-4)

Biblical Hebrew Language class to start tomorrow Nov 4

ANNOUNCEMENT:

BIBLICAL HEBREW LANGUAGE CLASS
UNDER Dr. RICO VILLANUEVA
WILL START ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014, Tuesday (tomorrow)
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
VENUE: T1 Classroom

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Classroom Assignments

1)   Classrooms for the following courses

Course
Professor
Day and Time
Classroom
Hebrew
Villanueva
Tue 1:30pm – 4:00 pm
T1
Ecumenism
Javier
Tue 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
T2
Biblical Apostolate
Alejandrino
Thu 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Arnoldus Hall
Islam
Oliveros
Fri 4:00 pm –  6:00 pm
Arnoldus Hall
Synoptics II
Flores
Tue 8:10 am – 9:55 am
Arnoldus Hall
Creation and Eschatology
Ferrer
Tue 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Arnoldus Hall
Theology of Preaching
Ferrer
Wed 9:05 am – 12:00 pm
Arnoldus Hall
Johannine Writings
Alejandrino
Fri 8:10 am – 12:00 pm
Arnoldus Hall
SVD Missionary Spirituality
Pernia
Mon 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
DWIMS
Developments in Mission
Recepcion
Tue 8:10 am – 11:05 am
DWIMS

*The rest of classes for T1, T2, T3 & T4 will be held as usual at their respective classrooms.


2) Note the start date of the following Classes:
  • Biblical Hebrew Language (Villanueva) will start on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (1:30 pm – 4:00 pm). 
  •  Ecumenism (Javier) will also start on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm).\
  • SVD Missionary Spirituality (Pernia) will start on Monday, November 10, 2014 (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm) 
  •  Liturgy and Time (Crisostomo) will start on Wednesday, November 18, 2014  (8:10 am-9:55 am)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Syllabus - Courses of Dr. Rico Villanueva

Wisdom Literature - Psalms

Syllabus - Fr. Ross Heruela, SVD

Syllabus for Ecclesiology

Syllabus - Flores

Syllabus for Synoptics II Course

Syllabi (Course Guides) - Sister Miriam Alejandrino, OSB

Students in Sr. Miriam's classes for the second semester (2104-15, you can download the course guides (syllabi) here:



Syllabus - Sr. Maria Iloisa Cabantog, DSJC

Thesis Seminar

Canon Law Books II-III

Syllabus - courses of Fr. Felix Ferrer, SVD

Theology of Preaching

Creation and Eschatology

Syllabus - Fr. Wilfredo Saniel, SVD

SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY SYLLABUS

Special Course on Islam - Interreligious Dialogue

Click here for the Syllabus on Special Course on Islam - Interreligious Dialogue
Instructor: Dr. Renato Oliveros

Friday, September 19, 2014

Library Clearance Guidelines

Library Clearance Guidelines.

Prior to the signing of the clearance, the following must be fulfilled:
1. Payment of dues (photocopies, fines, etc.).

2. All borrowed books must be returned.
[At the end of every semester, all students must return all borrowed library materials. All students need to do this in order to obtain clearance from the library – from the Verbum Handbook, p. 111].
Borrowing resumes as soon as student is enrolled and will be allowed through the semestral break. However, lost books will be fined the cost of its replacement (market price).

Cancellation of Classes During Inclement Weather

Please read here CHED Memo 15 series of 2012

In addition (for DWST):

Since the cancellation of classes during storm signal no. 2 and below or inclement weather is at the discretion also of the heads of the graduate schools (see CHED guideline no. 3), if there is NO ANNOUNCEMENT from the DWST Dean of the suspension of classes, CLASSES WILL BE HELD. DWST authorities will see to it that suspension of classes would be promptly and sufficiently announced (via text messages to the rectors, professors, DWSTSA president; on DWST blog, Facebook, and website).

For the professors who live outside Tagaytay and who may find it difficult to travel due to inclement weather, please inform the Dean as soon as possible for prompt information to our students.

 "Even without the cancellation or suspension of classes, students who are unable to report to class or participate in scheduled activities such as exams due to inclement weather shall be given consideration and be allowed to make up for the missed class or activity" (CHED guidline no. 5). This applies esp. to lay students and CTS students.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dogma Comprehensive Examinations

Dogmatic Theology Comprehensive Examinations
Divine Word Seminary – Tagaytay City
School Year 2016-2017

All students in the Ecclesiastical Course take the Dogmatic Theology Comprehensive Examinations (Dogma Compre), both written and oral, after completing all required course work. The Dogma Compre aim to determine whether students have sufficient theological knowledge for the fruitful exercise of their ministry. They are a requirement for graduation in the Ecclesiastical Course.

The matter for the Dogma Compre is based on the List of Theses (Tesario) provided by the Pontifical Urbaniana University (Rome).

CLICK HERE to download the questions and the procedure.




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Dogmatic Theology Comprehensive Examinations
Divine Word Seminary – Tagaytay City
School Year 2015-2016

All students in the Ecclesiastical Course take the Dogmatic Theology Comprehensive Examinations (Dogma Compre), both written and oral, after completing all required course work. The Dogma Compre aim to determine whether students have sufficient theological knowledge for the fruitful exercise of their ministry. They are a requirement for graduation in the Ecclesiastical Course.

The matter for the Dogma Compre is based on the List of Theses (Tesario) provided by the Pontifical Urbaniana University (Rome).

Monday, August 11, 2014

Red-Letter Days in August at DWST















August 13-14 (Wed-Thu) – DWSTSA Day
Classes are suspended from wed afternoon to whole day of Thu; all students are enjoined to participate

August 15 (Fri) – Forum on Phil. Church History
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. classes are suspended but all students are asked to attend the forum

August 21 (Thu) – Ninoy Aquino Day

Schola vacat

August 25 (Mon) – National Heroes Day
Schola Vacat


Tuesday, August 05, 2014

DWST Term Paper - Updated info on moderator change (for T1)

Since Fr. Ferrer, SVD can only take in only 5 students, the following students (with asterisks) assigned initially to him will have to submit also their proposals in the meantime to Fr. Randy Flores, SVD  (both through e-mail rrandy33@yahoo.com and print.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Launching of the book, From Mission Church to Misionary Church by Fr. Michael Layugan, SVD

DWST is invited at the launching of the book, From Mission Church to Misionary Church by Fr. Michael Layugan, SVD, our Rector on August 15, 2014 at the Aula Magna. Activity starts at 8:30 a.m. Classes in the morning will be suspended to allow students and professors to attend the launching.



Monday, July 21, 2014

NO CHANGE of classrooms from the Arnoldus Library this week; NO classes on JUNE 29 - Tuesday

A change of classrooms from the Arnoldus Hall was announced earlier. Please ignore the previous announcement. Classes at the Arnolds Hall will take place as usual.

July 29, 2014, Tuesday – Eid’l Fitr (Regular Holiday, by virtue of Proclamation No. 826, s. 2014)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Suspended classes at DWST FRIDAY 7/18/14

Classes at DWST on FRIDAY 7/18/14 remain suspended. Regular classes resume on Monday 7/21/14

Typhoon Glenda at DWST

Glenda toppled a good number of trees at DWST, flooded offices, classrooms and private rooms -- the most destructive perhaps in 50 years. The gigantic narra tree at the eastern side of the Arnoldus Library was uprooted but it  miraculously fell down away from the library building.








Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Classes still suspended at DWST Thursday 7/17/14

Classes remain to be suspended at DWST on Thursday 7/17/14 to give way to clear the grounds from fallen trees and dry offices and classrooms.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Dogmatic Theology Synthesis Paper

Click here for the guide on writing the Dogmatic Theology Synthesis Paper

Term Paper: The Mechanics of the Annual Research Paper (T1 and T2)

Click the following links on the Term Paper:



UPDATED JULY to DECEMBER SCHEDULE – DWST SY 2014-15

UPDATED JULY to DECEMBER SCHEDULE – DWST SY 2014-15


July 3 (Thurs.)
Presentation of Candidates for the DWSTSA
July 5 (Sat.)
CRSP (Barnabites) - Feast Day
July 7 (Mon.)
FASTER MEETING
July 10 (Thurs.)
DWSTSA Election of Officers
July 11 (Fri.)
CANON LAW Forum with Atty. Lorna Kapunan
July 24 (Thurs.)
DWSTSA Oath Taking
July 21 - 25 (Mon.-Fri.)
Students’ Evaluation by the Dean of Studies (T-4)
Aug.4 - 8 (Mon.-Fri.)
Mid-term Examinations
Aug. 13 - 14 (Wed-Thurs.)
DWSTSA (Student’s Association) Day
Aug 15 (Fri)
CHURCH HISTORY TALK AND BOOK LAUNCHING
Fr. Mike Layugan, SVD
Aug. 19 (Tues.)
Free Cut for CJM - Feast Day
Aug. 21 (Thurs.)
Ninoy Aquino Day (No Classes)
Aug. 25 (Mon.)
National Heroes Day (No Classes)
Aug. 28 (Thurs.)
Free Cut for SASMA - Feast Day (Classes)
Aug. 25 - 29 (Mon.-Fri.)
Students’ Evaluation by the Dean of Studies (T-3)
Sept. 8 (Mon.)
SVD Foundation Day (No Classes)
Sept. 15 (Mon.)
Free cut for Tertiary Capuchins’ (Amigonians) - Feast Day
Sept. 22 - 26 (Mon.-Fri.)
Students’ Evaluation by the Dean of Studies (T-2)
Sept 22 - 26 (Mon.-Fri.)
Enrollment Week for the Second Semester
Sept. 25 (Thurs.)
Submission of Project Paper Proposal (T-3)
Oct. 4 (Sat.)
OFMCap Feast Day
Oct 7 (Tue.)
Submission of draft of the Dogma Synthesis Paper (T4 First Season)
Oct. 6-10 (Mon.-Fri.)
Students’ Evaluation by the Dean of Studies (T-1)
Oct. 6-10 (Mon.-Fri.)
Final Examinations
Oct. 13 - Nov.3
Semester Break
Oct. 27-28 (Mon. &Tues.)
Dogma Oral/Written Compre Exams (T-4 First Season1)
Nov. 1 (Sat.)
All Saints’ Day
Nov. 4 (Tue.)
Professors’ submission: final grades for the 1st sem
Nov. 3 (Tue.)
Start of the Second Semester
Nov. 10 (Mon.)
FASTER MEETING
Nov. 17 (Mon.)
Start of Classes for the Special Courses
Nov. 19 (Wed.)
Project Paper Defense (T-4)
Dec. 1 (Mon.)
Free Cut for TMP - Foundation Day
Dec. 4 (Thurs.)
CHED: Submission of Enrollment List
Dec. 5 (Fri.)
DWSTSA Christmas Party
Dec. 8 (Mon.)
Feast of the Immaculate Conception (No Classes)
Dec 12 (Fri.)
Submission of the First Draft of Term Papers (T1 and T2)
Dec. 15 – Jan. 4, 2015
Christmas Break
January 5 (Mon.)
Post-Xmas Break Classes Resume
January 9 (Fri.)
Submission of the Final Draft of Term Papers (T1 and T2)