CBCP Official commends launch of “Mystagogia” Journal at DLSU

On January 29, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) held a ceremony at De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila to commemorate the launch of “Mystagogia: A Journal of Evangelization, Catechesis, and Religious Education.” Bishop Daniel Presto of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education praised the journal, which is described as a guiding light for catechists.

Bishop Presto commended the tremendous collaborative work that went into the realization of “Mystagogia,” emphasizing its ability to lead, inspire, challenge, and elevate catechists in their teaching and ministry identity. He emphasized the significance of the work in the context of evangelism, saying that “Evangelization is a great work—a challenge for each of us.”

Dr. Lysander Rivera, Editor-in-Chief of Mystagogia and Director of the Lasallian Catechetical Center, expressed the journal’s desire to serve as a “mystagogue,” guiding others into the mystery of Jesus Christ amid the beauty of Christian life.

Several important personalities attended the inaugural event, including Br. Raymundo Suplido, former DLSU President and current chairman of the Br. Andelino Manuel Castillo Religious Education Foundation (BAMCREF), and Fr. Jason Laguerta of the Archdiocese of Manila’s Office for the Promotion of New Evangelization.

Members of the Mystagogia Advisory Board include Msgr. Gerry Santos, Fr. Renato De Guzman, SDB, Sr. Rhea Castillo, OP and Br. Michael Valenzuela, FSC, also attended the ceremony, demonstrating the collaborative atmosphere that aided to the design of the journal.

The Lasallian Catechetical Center collaborates with several Catholic educational institutions and catechetical organizations in the Philippines to publish “Mystagogia,” a biannual journal that intends to become a leading resource on evangelization, catechesis, and pastoral care in the region.

Mystagogia, on its next issue, will discuss the importance of evangelization and catechesis in the light of the Church’s move toward synodality. The Lasallian Catechetical Center welcomes interested subscribers and contributors to contact them at catechetics@dlsu.edu.ph to participate in the continuing discussion on the prospects and difficulties of evangelization in the modern world. (By Patricia Gorospe/SOCOM-Sta. Clara de Montefalco Parish | Photo from Lasallian Catechetical Center Facebook Page)



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