The Dominican Province of the Philippines, the Institute of Preaching, and the Dominican Family held the opening ceremonies of Vade Praedica (Go Preach): A Regional Colloquium on Dominican Preaching in Asia and the Pacific” on October 10, 2017 at the Buenaventura G. Paredes O.P. Building.

Faith in the time of advancement 

According to Rector Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., PhD, while technological advancement offer people convenience, comfort, and ease, it affects not only the preaching apostolate but also the way we believe . “Digital age makes us easily distracted from the critical issues of our lives.” Dagohoy said.

“The bites and bits of information we receive each day lead to a life that is lived from moment to moment. [Thus] we find it hard to see the bigger picture,” Fr. Dagohoy said social media has produced a platform where people could have a network of relations but hardly present with each other.

“Preaching today has become very demanding and challenging task, yet it is delightful to see people like you who are […] generous in responding to God’s call but also steadfast in believing that preaching is primarily God’s work,” Fr. Dagohoy said. “He has called us to preach and he is also the one who will call its growth.”

Vade Praedica is a three-day event that ran October 12, 2017 that will feature lectures/fora. Various speakers shared their experiences in their vocation in concurrent sessions on the last day.