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EAPI Modules for Pastoral Empowerment

We need to create spaces where pastoral workers can be helped and healed, places where faith itself in the crucified and risen Jesus is renewed, where the most profound questions and daily concerns are shared, where deeper discernment about our experiences and life itself is undertaken in the light of the Gospel, for the purpose of directing individual and social decisions towards the good and beautiful” (Evangelii Gaudium 77). Full Story

New Director for the East Asian Pastoral Institute

Fr Peter Pojol SJ has been named as the new Director of the East Asian Pastoral Institute (EAPI) to succeed Fr Arthur Leger SJ who has held the position since 2011.  The appointment was announced by the President of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific, Fr Mark Raper SJ, following the endorsement of the EAPI Board of Trustees. Full Story

Directors Direction in 2017 

At the beginning of each year, I normally present the directions or guidelines on how the EAPI community might put in action and appropriate the mission and the vision of EAPI as an institute and as individuals. This year I want to expand it to Jesus’ mission.  Full Story

EAPI: Moving beyond the reefs 

On December 3, the East Asian Pastoral Institute (EAPI) concluded its nine-month celebration of 50 years of being faithful to its original purpose and mission - to form pastoral workers to go back to their local churches and “set the world on fire” with new attitudes, knowledge and skills to effect transformation.  Full Story

Letter from the EAPI Director 

Thank you for choosing the East Asian Pastoral Institute as your community for the next four months. There will be three programs happening during this time, each with their goals but all trying to live in a multi-cultural community with a strong focus of personal integrative transformation.  Full Story

Strategic Directions for 2016: Towards a Culture of Encounter 

This year is important for EAPI because we celebrate 50 years of providing pastoral programs to thousands of pastoral workers from all over the world. The early fathers wanted to build an institution where there was real close encounter with other cultures, with the documents of Vatican 11 and fresh ideas from Asian theologians.  Full Story

EAPI to Celebrate 50th Year Anniversary in 2016

The year 2016 is an important hallmark for the EAPI marking its 50th year anniversary of offering pastoral programs for renewal and providing resources and has become as the Asian hub for theological renewal, updating, experimentation and exploration.  Full Story

RIP: Miss Teresita (Tessie) Nitorreda

Miss Tessie Nitorreda was of 37 participants who gathered in a classroom of Bellarmine Hall (Ateneo) to listen to Fr. Alfonso Nebreda during the first EAPI course in September of 1966. At the end of the course, Fr. Nebreda convinced her to remain in the staff as his personal assistant.  Full Story

Cultural Day 2015

Our Cultural Day was held this year at EAPI on March 27th. The day was full of color, culture and celebration. All who attended were blessed with many new happy memories and experiences. Our global faith was shown through dance, music, visual exhibits, food, and highlighted with a celebration of the Eucharist.  Full Story

Invitation to Cultural Day

One of the highlights on the calendar at EAPI is our annual Cultural Day.  Full Story

Historic Clean-Up Day

For the first time in the history of EAPI (50 years) we had an astounding event – our very first clean up day!  Full Story

Transformation for Mission through Team Leadership with Trust

I welcome you to EAPI and as director; I wish to chart the directions for the two programs. I liken EAPI to a ship that comprises a many cultural traditions, different genders and age groups with rich leadership experiences and stories.  Full Story

The Directors Navigation Charts

As we approach 2015 and I look into the horizon and reflect on the stories of the past, I realize we will struggle with same issues of uncertainty, but I feel propelled to push out the EAPI boat once again into the unknown with hope.  Full Story