New in Old Loyola Community
Another year of English language instruction got under way on June 4, as the program welcomed seventeen young men at the new location, the former novitiate in Loyola. Coming from Viet Nam, Malaysia, Indonesia, East Timor, and the Philippines, the aspirants fit themselves in place, without much room to spare. That was possible because this year's novices began their year on the May 1, at a rented house in Marikina. Fr. Artur, with Fr. Gregory assisting, is the director of the language program and has a staff of five teachers who come for five hours a day, five days a week to teach the students at their various skill levels. At the end of the first week a comprehensive examination was given and the results showed that three men were sufficiently skilled in English so that they could by-pass the year of language study and go directly to Amadeo to begin their four year study of philosophy. And thus the space problem was passed from Fr. Artur to Fr. Adam in Amadeo.