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Be ‘smugglers of the faith,’ Dominican order master tells Thomasians

Be ‘smugglers of the faith,’ Dominican order master tells Thomasians

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  Thomasians should spread the gospel and emulate the migrant Filipinos who “smuggled evangelization” into their host countries, the head of the Dominican order said. “Continue to be smugglers of the faith. Smugglers because that’s how Filipinos evangelize [others] through means that are non-formal,” Master of the Order of Preachers Fr. Gerard Timoner III, O.P told attendees of the university-wide retreat Ambag 500 last Wednesday. Timoner cited the experience of a Filipina domestic helper in Israel who evangelized the son of a Jewish couple she works for. “Truly, the gift that we have received 500 years ago is the gift that we continue to share with our brothers and sisters,” he added. The first baptism in the Philippines took place in Cebu and was administered to t...