FR. NIELO CANTILADO, SVD
Birthday: April 16
Missionary to Divine Word College of Legazpi
Former Missionary to Zambia, West Africa
Fr. Nielo… serving for the last 10 years as the Provincial Superior of the SVD Central Province! Happy Birthday!
From Mindanao, in the town of Sta. Monica, Surigao del Norte comes Fr. Nielo, born on April 16, 1962. He joined the SVD novitiate in 1980, and was ordained a priest in 1987.
His first mission assignment was to Zambia, in West Africa, where he stayed for 5 years. (1987-1992).
Back to the Philippines, he was assigned to Oriental Mindoro as:
Associate Campus Minister at the Divine Word College of Calapan for one year.
Parish Priest at the Our Lady of the Pillar Parish in Comunal, Calapan for 8 years. During this period, he was also later the Vice, then District Superior. (1992-1999)
In year 2000, he took a study leave in Nemi, Rome, and continued further studies at the De La Salle University. He was based then at the Catholic Trade Manila as a student, and was later elected as a Provincial Councilor (2000-2005)
He was back to Oriental Mindoro to serve as President of the Divine Word College of Calapan and at the same time was elected as the Vice Provincial. (2005-2007)
In 2007, he was elected as the Provincial Superior of the Central Province. He was twice reelected and has held that position till early this year.
We pray for God’s blessings for more years of fruitful, committed service.