Mar, Giu


The St. Paul National Bible Quiz (SPNBQ) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year 2019, culminating with the Battle of Champions on November 17, 2019 at the Music Hall, Mall of Asia in Pasay City. It will be participated by 13 schools from 11 regions of the country. For the 10th edition, the Eastern Visayas Region was added, with the contest held in Tacloban City.

The SPNBQ was conceptualized as part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the presence of the Society of St. Paul in the Philippines. Originally, the participating schools were from Metro Manila, Cavite, Pampanga, Cebu and Iloilo. Its first national championship was held on September 17, 2010 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, with Cainta Catholic College garnering the first prize.

The event turned surprisingly successful that the SSP Province decided to go on with it, until it has reached its 10th edition. Thanks to the SM Foundation which offers free of charge its event centers as venue of the regional championships. Crucial also is the continuing support of sponsors/benefactors like the Manila International Book Fair and the Globo Asiatico Enterprises, Inc. Most importantly, the Bible Quiz would not be successful without the participation mostly of Catholic schools all over the country, some of which gladly offer to host the elimination rounds.

The 10th SPNBQ started last July 20, 2019 in Southern Mindanao region, with the contest held in Davao City. Half-way through the contest, the Metro Manila Regional Finals was held at the Manila International Book Fair on September 12, 2019. At this event, the SPNBQ mascot named Pablito was introduced to the public, to the delight of the Bible Quizzers and the attendees. Pablito is the young St. Paul with scrolls and sword. He will be featured again during the national championship.

By the end of October the Bible Quiz Team shall have covered all the 11 regions of the country and will prepare for the culminating Battle of the Champions. The 10th SPNBQ will surely surpass in number the 382 schools and more than 600 teams that participated in the 9th edition.

Agenda Paolina

28 Giugno 2022

Memoria di S. Ireneo, vescovo e martire (rosso)
Am 3,1-8; 4,11-12; Sal 5; Mt 8,23-27

28 Giugno 2022

* FSP: 1932 a Staten Island (NY, USA) - 1982 ad Alexandria (USA) • PD: 1953 a Buenos Aires (Argentina).

28 Giugno 2022

SSP: Fr. Matteo Toffani (2003) - D. Tommaso Bruno (2018) • FSP: Sr. M. Rachele Pasini (1994) - Sr. M. Celeste Di Girolamo (1994) - Sr. M. Speranza Valenzuela (1997) - Sr. Sira Borghetti (2001) - Sr. M. Speranza Festari (2011) - Sr. M. Urbana Berruti (2013) - Sr. M. Angelina Prosperi (2019) • PD: Sr. M. Teresina Dadone (1989) - Sr. M. Eleonora Beltrame (2012) • SJBP: Sr. Shirley Torrente (2016) • IMSA: Maria Carbini (2017) • ISF: Primitivo Medina Monroy (2016).

Pensiero del Fondatore

28 Giugno 2022

Quanto grande dovrà dunque diventare la nostra confidenza e la nostra stima nella potenza di San Paolo! Se era così santo, quanto il Signore ascolterà le sue preghiere! Se era così potente in terra, quanto di più lo deve essere in cielo... Non portiamo mai alcun dubbio che egli non possa esaudire le nostre domande (APim, 108).

28 Giugno 2022

¡Qué grande deberán ser nuestra confianza y estima en el poder de san Pablo! Si era tan santo, ¡cuánto acogerá el Señor sus oraciones! Si era tan poderoso en la tierra, ¡cuánto más debe serlo en el cielo!... No tengamos duda ninguna de que él pueda atender nuestras peticiones (APim, 108).

28 Giugno 2022

How great, therefore, must be our trust and esteem in the power of St. Paul! If he was that holy, how much will the Lord hear his prayers! If he was so powerful on earth, how much more he must be in heaven… Let us never doubt that he cannot answer our questions (APim, 108).