Loob Sa Diyos Covenant Community, normally referred to as simply
"BLD", is a communion of families and a community of persons, called
together as one people through a moment of encounter and a process
of renewal, to a relationship of faith, hope and love with God.
"Bukas Loob Sa Diyos" is a Filipino name; in English, our name
is "Open In Spirit To God." Our original name reflects BLD's country
of origin, The Philippines. Today, however, members of the Community
live throughout the world. A large number of members are to be found
in North America, and call Canada and the United States home.
The community is Roman Catholic in its essence, charismatic in
its activities and faithful to the Magisterium of the Church. Each
BLD District is under the ecclesial authority of the local
Archdiocese. This ensures that all activities and teachings of BLD
Districts are in accordance with official doctrines and dogmas of
are communion of families and a community of persons called together
as one people through the moment of encounter and a process of
renewal to a relationship of faith, hope, and love with God.
We are reconciled with the Father by our saving faith in Jesus
Christ, renewing trust in the Holy Spirit, and by our uniting
compassion with one another.
We are blessed with personal gifts --- spiritual and natural, innate
or acquired --- which we yield to the Word and the Spirit.
freely and fully of ourselves, love and serve one another as we seek
and proclaim God's kingdom.
commit, as disciples of Jesus, to speak the words and do the deeds
of Christ among the people to whom we are called by the Lord.
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.
a communion of encountered families, we are called by the Lord
communities of disciples of Jesus Christ who, empowered by the Holy
Spirit, will renew and strengthen our Christian faithful.
programs of Christian Encounters, (Marriage Encounters, Family
Encounters, Singles Encounters, Solo Parents Encounters, Youth
Encounters) and Life in the Spirit Seminars;
programs of Spiritual Growth and Pastoral Care aimed at developing
intercessors, teachers, witnesses, and shepherds.
through programs promoting servant leadership and poverty
alleviation in society.