The Bukas Loob Sa Diyos Covenant Community, normally referred
to as simply "BLD", is a communion of families and a community
of persons, called together as one people through a moment
of encounter and a process of renewal, to a relationship of faith, hope
BLD was formally organized on June 16, 1983, and
was (and continues to be) involved in the Marriage Encounter Apostolate
of the Marriage Encounter Foundation of the Philippines with Father
Pascual Adorable, SJ as its original Spiritual Director.BLD's current
Spiritual Director is Bishop Angel Lagdameo.
a communion of encountered families, we are called by the Lord to build
families of disciples of Jesus Christ. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we
will work so that others may have healing and wholeness. We will be defenders
in Christ of Spiritual Growth, Pastoral Care and Poverty Alleviation. We
are the Lord's lay undershepherds and witnesses to the Word. We will be
counselors with the Spirit. We will be defenders in Christ of those who
suffer injustice and oppression.
community is Roman Catholic in its essence, charismatic in its activities
and faithful to the Magisterium
of the Church. Each BLD District is under
the ecclesial authority of the local Archdiocese. This
ensures that all activities and teachings of BLD Districts
are in accordance with official
doctrines and dogmas of the Church.
About BLD, Hong Kong
BLD Hong Kong was founded in 1987, and is one of over 40 BLD districts
worldwide. Our main activities are: weekly prayer meetings
(Wednesdays) and weekly Bible reflections (Fridays) at
St. Joseph's Church, Garden Road; Healing
Masses on the first Wednesday of every month; and various
spiritual growth teachings for members as scheduled by
the community elders.
The community sponsors Marriage Encounter (ME) Weekends for Catholic married couples, Life in the Spirit Seminars (LSS), Singles Encounters (SE), and Family Encounters (FE). Its members serve in various capacities (lectors, readers, Eucharistic Ministers, choir members, catechism teachers, etc.) in their respective parishes. BLD-HK is an active member of the Hong Kong Catholic Charismatic Service Committee (HKCCSC), and conducts various outreach activities with the various prayer groups affiliated with the HKCCSC. BLD-HK's Spiritual Adviser is Fr. Sylvain Rabiller, MEP