The Office of Exorcism of the Diocese of Novaliches, Libera Nox, recently attended the 1st National Conference On The Fundamentals Of The Ministry Of Spiritual Liberation & Exorcism held at the Blessed Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, OP Building of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila last July 25-31, 2016.
Attending as official delegates are Diocese of Novaliches Exorcist Rev. Fr. Ambrosio Nonato Legaspi and Assisting Case Officer Philippe De Guzman. While Chief Case Officer and Coordinator Minnie De Luna and Assisting Case Officer Jasmin De Guzman took part of the event’s actual Working Committee as volunteers of the Media and Registration Committees, respectively.
All four representatives from the Diocese were trained on a host of topics from basic Catechesis on the Faith pertaining to the Ministry of Spiritual Liberation and Exorcism, which included “Catechetical Dimension”, “Angelology and Demonology”, “Sacraments and Sacramentals”, “Mary and the Saints”, “Cults and the Occults”, “Extraordinary Forms of Demonic Attacks”, and “Liturgical and Canonical Dimensions” ; to actual information needed in the Ministry such as, “Exorcism, The Minisry of Christ”, “Exorcism, The Ministry of the Church”, “Philippine Setting & Infestations”, “Different Prayers of Liberation and the Roman Ritual”, and “Psychiatric & Psychological Dimensions”.
Speakers of the said event came from the Archdiocese of Manila’s Office of Exorcism (AMOE), such as its Chief Exorcist Rev. Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia; medical professionals like the Chair of UST’s Department of Neurosciences Dr. Ramon Javier, and the Chancellor & Exorcist of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Grob, JCD. The Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D., Auxilliary Bishop of Manila, also graced the event as one of its speakers.
The Conference is expected to prepare those involved in the Ministry to become well equipped in handling cases of demonic oppression, demonic obsession, and demonic possession, which have been increasing in the Country.
According to AMOE, most of the cases they receive for the Suffragans of Manila come from the Diocese of Novaliches. This has prompted Fr. Jocis to ask the Most Rev. Antonio Tobias, D.D., Bishop of Novaliches, to appoint an Exorcist already in early 2015. As such, Fr. Nonnette was appointed last March 2015. Libera Nox currently handles 24 cases, with the most of them coming from the Caloocan City side of the Diocese.
Recently, Libera Nox has been making rounds among the Vicariates of the Diocese giving a seminar entitled, “Conference On Spiritual Warfare, Discernment of the Spirits, Deliverance, and Exorcism”. It has finished giving the said Seminar to the Vicariates of the Ascension of Our Lord, Christ The King, and Good Shepherd. It’s next seminar will be for the Holy Spirit Vicariate on August 6, 2016 at 9AM-12NN in the Jesus Lord of the Divine Mercy Parish in Mapayapa Village, Q.C. (~SocComm Nova)