As members of the Arnoldus Family whose members aim to become witnesses to the Divine Word, the COCS faculty members led by the dean, Mrs. Amie Rosarie C. Caballo joined an Arnold Janssen Spirituality (AJS) seminar last July 3 - 4, 2009 at the SVD Retreat house in Mt. Banat-i, Dampas District, Tagbilaran City.
The staff of the campus ministry led by the Campus Ministry Director, Fr. Ruel Gado, SVD, designed the seminar. Fr. Milo Mapaye, SVD shared some inputs on the ministry of Jesus Christ, while Fr. Gado talked about the spirituality of St. Arnold Janssen, who founded three missionary congregations namely, the first of which is the Societas Verbi Divini or the Society of the Divine Word, the Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS), and the Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration.
Other inputs on spirituality were given by Ms. Nanelyn Wate and Mr. Loreto Auxtero who are working as staff members of the CM office. Sr. Bernardine, the college's counselor, along with the CM staff, facilitated the whole seminar.
The seminar was formally closed with a holy mass officiated by Fr. Gado.