Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord (also known as , Congregatio Discipulorum Domini also its translation in Latin) is a Catholic religious institute, founded by Cardinal Celso Costantini on 31 March 1931 at Xuanhua (Süanhwafu) of Chahar Province in China.
Celso Benigno Luigi Costantini (April 3, 1876 – October 17, 1958) was an Italian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Apostolic Chancellor from 1954 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1953 by Pope Pius XII.
CDD in Malaysia
In 1957, six months from National Day, the first batch of CDD priests arrived in Bentong, Pahang to take charge of the Bentong Catholic High School. For over 50 years, the CDD missionary work in Pahang never ceased, placing emphasis and importance on both pastoral work and educational matters.
In the 70s, the CDD members crossed over to Selangor to serve at local parishes and churches. In the 80s, the order turned their attention to Malacca, setting up a minor seminary concentrating on the formation of 'new blood'. Beginning in the 90s, they began to promote evangelization through literary works.
In 2006, as the order celebrated the 75th anniversary of the founding of the CDD, they officially offered their services to the Penang Diocese.
In 2007, with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of CDD presence and service in Malaysia, the order formally rendered their services to the Toronto Archdiocese of Canada.
Currently there are fourteen (14) CDD priests in Malaysia who continue to spread the Gospel, thus inheriting the words of our forefather while enlightening the young to continue relentlessly in missionary works.
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