First American Jesuit Juniors in the Philippines: Hogan, Duchesneau, and Costigan

Right after first vows in St. Andrews on Hudson novitiate in New York, Walter Hogan, Gaston Duchesneau and Hugh Costigan were sent to the Sacred Heart Novitiate in Novaliches for juniorate studies with Filipino counterparts.  Hogan and Duchesneau in 1933 and Costigan (a cousin of Jim Meehan) in 1934.  The Philippines passed from the Aragon province to the Maryland province in 1927.  The juniorate building was inaugurated in 1933.

After ordination Costigan went to the Caroline Marshalls mission in 1947. In 1965 he founded the Ponape Agricultural and Trade School (PATS), much needed in that region.  Academic high schools were not enough.

Hogan and Duchesneau were the founders of the Institute of Social Order (ISO), a research and organizing group to implement the Social Encylicals.

Hogan was instrumental in the formation of unions, in the empowering of the oppressed.  This displeased civil and ecclesiastical authorities.  For all his troubles he was banished from the Philippines.  He went to Hong Kong and there spread the virus to a larger population.  But it was too late.  The torch has been passed.  His associates Jerry Montemayor organized farmer unions into the federation of free farmers (FFF) while Johnny Tan organized factory unions into the federation of free workers (FFW).  Not only did this magnify the strength of unions but this was also to counter communist unions and management unions. Montemayor gave his inherited land to his tenants while class valedictorian Tan gave up a life of success in the business world. Duchesneau in the meantime quietly and successfully organized and energized various kinds of cooperatives, in urban and rural places: consumer, producer, credit, etc.  This would help them out of poverty and the clutches of usurers.

Their immediate inspiration were Fr Joseph Mulry of the Ateneo and superiors.  Fr John Delaney’s first love was laborers.  From dealing with them he realized that material strength was not enough.  They needed spirituality, concretely the love and living of the Eucharist and of conjugal spirituality.  He started with the ISO in the US, then founded the Cana Conference and then the apostolate of the Mass.  All three reinforce and specify each other.

The Spanish provinces send to the distant Philippines reached by slow boats regents but no philosophers, much less juniors.   It seems no others followed  the first three missioned for juniorate studies in a foreign land.  Sending these first three was a bold and successful stroke.  It was inculturation and indigenization  when it counted most.

God bless you and all your efforts.  Victor Badillo SJ


Catechesis on the Mass and the New Translation of the Roman Missal on DVD


Upon completion of the 3rd Typical Edition of the Roman Missal and the
approval of the Holy See in 2010, English-speaking countries began its
implementation the following year. The Catholic Bishops Conference of
the Philippines (CBCP) voted to implement the new translation in the
Philippines on the first Sunday of Advent 2012.

JESUIT COMMUNICATIONS in collaboration with the CBCP Episcopal
Commission on Liturgy produced a series of catechetical videos aimed to
help Filipino-Catholics in refreshing their knowledge of the Mass and to
prepare them for the new missal. The 2 DVD album entitled “The
Eucharist” includes brief explanations from His Excellency Luis
Antonio G. Tagle, Archbishop of Manila.

For inquiries and pre-orders, please call 426-5971 local 113 or 112.
The pre-order form can be downloaded from

Other Printed Materials are AVAILABLE ON SALE at /Tanging Yaman/
Stores – Sonolux Building and SM Mega Mall Building B.

1. The Roman Missal (Philippine Edition)
2. Meditations on the Mass– P 120.00
3. Participation Guide to the Responses – P5.00

Archbishop Chito Tagle to receive the pallium in Rome as the new Archbishop of Manila

Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle

Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle

22 June 2012

Memo to    :    The University Community

Subject    :    University OIC


I leave Manila on 23 June 2012 to give a conference talk titled “Climate
Change and Agricultural Life” at the Fourth World Congress on Rural
Life.  The World Congress is being organized in Rome by the Pontifical
Council for Justice and Peace, and the International Catholic Rural
Association.  After the conference, I shall be at the Jesuit Curia to be
with my Jesuit brothers there and to attend the Pope’s bestowal of the
pallium* upon Abp Chito Tagle (ADMU Class 1977), the new archbishop of

Fr Jose M Cruz SJ, Vice President for University and Global Relations,
will be Officer-in-Charge from 23 June to 3 July 2012.

My office has my coordinates while I am in Rome.

Your prayers please for safe and restful travels.  Thank you.

Jose Ramon T Villarin SJ