Visitor Reflections

A pilgrimage of the heart, being welcomed and blessed in Bendum

Maria Villalonga Goñalons One month has passed since I left Bendum, a place that left an indelible mark in my heart and soul. I spent almost two months in this sitio in Mindanao, and I can confidently say that it…
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Discovering my place in culture and community in Bendum: A journey reflection

Embracing change and diversity in culture and community – Maaike Leyens (middle) with community volunteers and staff at APC. A warm welcome and making connections with children and local youth despite the communication and lifestyle challenges made for a truly…
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Reuniting with our roots: Indigenous youth scholars’ year-end recollection in Bendum

Indigenous youth scholars of the Kapawa hu Paglaum program take a break in their recollection in Bendum. The hope is for the youth to be renewed in faith and prepared to meet the demands of being disciples in a changing…
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A conversion experience in Bendum: An ecological justice experiment

Fr Admire with the youth and forest in Bendum Nhika Rufaro Admire SJ I am a Jesuit priest from Zimbabwe, belonging to the Jesuit province of Zimbabwe/Mozambique. I came to the Philippines at the beginning of September 2019 for a…
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