Bukas Loob sa Diyos (Open in Spirit to God)
The BLD Catholic Charismatic Covenant Community started in June 1985 in Manila, Philippines, which is now the center of its international organization. We are a community of disciples inspired by the Holy Spirit to be living witnesses for transformation in Christ to bring about a world of justice, human development and true peace. As a communion of encountered families, we are called by the Lord to build communities of disciples of Jesus Christ who, empowered by the Holy Spirit, will renew and strengthen our Christian faithful through programs of Christian Encounter, Spiritual Growth, Pastoral Care and Poverty Alleviation.
We are the Lord’s under-shepherds. We will be witnesses to the Word that others may hear and understand. We will be counselors with the Spirit, that others may have healing and wholeness. We will be defenders in Christ of those who suffer injustice and oppression.
BLD in the Archdiocese of Washington:
BLD Washington holds annual and biennial weekend retreats for Marriage Encounter, Life in the Spirit Seminar, Family Encounter, Youth Encounter, Youth Life in the Spirit Seminar, Singles Encounter, Solo Parents Encounter, John 6 Crossings (age 12-15), and Mark 10 (age 5-12) Program. We are involved with St. Francis of Assisi, Holy Family parish, St. Columba church, St. Anthony of Padua parish & Mary Help of Christian Catholic Church. BLD Washington meets regularly every Friday for Praise and Worship. Additionally, every First Friday of each month we have the Eucharistic Celebration. Our Lady of Victory Church.