Recognizing and appreciating the “role of Mary in the Mission of Christ” was the main theme of the first alumni recollection. Held on April 14, Palm Sunday and organized by the Alumni Engagement Office, the recollection brought light to the ways of the Blessed Mother as the “greatest disciple” and to her response to the challenge of the Good News.
The Patroness of Miriam College, Mary exemplified four special moments in her life that we celebrate in prayer and on her feast days:
• Fiat: With “…let it be done according to Thy will”, she let her life be an unwavering expression of belief in our Lord’s will;
• Magnificat: Her glorious hymn of gratitude for God’s blessings is beautiful in its humility;
• Conservabat: While witnessing the agony of her son’s suffering, “Mary kept these things in her heart”;
• Stabat: She stood by Jesus, even unto His death.
The recollection was made doubly special with a Message from the Maryknoll Sisters in New York. Through the facilitation of Sister Teresa Dagdag, MM, the Maryknoll Sisters expressed their solidarity and unity with the recollection participants and sent their loving hopes to all as we pursue our own mission. The prayer is uploaded on the alumni website. Sister Nenita Tapia shared her mission experiences as a Maryknoll Sister.
The recollection was made possible with the guidance of the Miriam Identity, Spirituality and Mission Office (MISMO) led by Mr. Renato de la Cruz and Leah Guevarra. The AEO welcomes this collaboration and thanks them for helping make this first recollection for alumni a day of day of prayer and grace.