This is the website of Fr. Ferdy, a Divine Word Missionary (SVD) loaned to Niigata
Diocese (JPN) to work with the Migrants and to help in the parish.
Be it known that his opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the SVD.
11 Months to Go!
January 2009? Gone! We are now in the month of February. Februa according to Wiki
was a Roman festival for purification. And Wiki added that some sources connect the
Latin word for fever (febris) with the same idea of purification or purging, due
to sweating commonly associated with fevers.
What did the old 2008 make us? Perhaps a better person? Or yet, we are still in the
process of making our lives worth remembering? Whatever it was or will be, we are
given a new 2009 to make things straight, or as the meaning of the month says, to
purify our selves.