Sunday, July 31, 2011

FRANCISCO PALAU'S SPIRITUALITY...****** Integrated in the Retreat of the students of Mater Carmeli School

Grade VI Pupils with their drawing that depicts communion

On the occasion of the 200 years Birth Anniversary
of Fr. Francisco Palau, OCD,
of the Carmelite Missionaries,
Mater Carmeli School introduced his spirituality,
integrating it during the Retreat of all graduating students
both Grace VI and Fourth Year High School.
Theme: Family Spirituality, Signs of communion in the Church"

Children asked to draw, depicting a family in communion/unity.

Group Sharing
What is another word for communion?

· Bonding

· Togetherness

· Oneness in solidarity with...

· Consciousness of the possible consequences of one’s actions and words to others

· Belongingness

· Sharing

· Single mindedness

· Extending support

These are the words shared by the parents in their groups...

"Signs of Communion" practiced in the Family:

· Being aware of the possible consequences of one’s words and actions

· Story telling

· Support system

· Listening to each other

· Sharing in one’s interest concrete division of household chores

· Setting good example

Challenge: "Signs of Communion" in School as Parents

· Attend parents formation

· Make the vision mission of the school a guiding light in their journey

Mother and Child wearing the Souvenir T-shirt of Fr. Palau
on the occasion
of his 200 years Birth Anniversary.

Sr. Loida Tortogo, CM and Fr. Nilo A. Lardizabal, OP
were the Team Facilitators of the said Retreat,
tasked to nourish and enrich
the students together with their parents on the spirituality of our Founder and Family life.
Sr. Loida on the first day, presented the life of Fr. Palau, his spirituality, the CM family spirituality and challenged the retreatants to look into their own spirituality as a family,
The rest of the two days were given by Fr. Nilo focussed on their relationship as a family integrating the spirituality of Fr. Francisco Palau.

Mater Carmeli School (80)
Grade VI Pupils together with their Parents
July 29-31, 2011
Organizer: Campus Ministry
Sr. Chriseluz Talaroc, cm and team sister - Sr. Julie Popera, cm
Team facilitators for Group Sharing:
Sr. Julie, Sr. Chriseluz, Sr. Haydee,
Sr. Paquita, Sr. Sandra and Sr. Loida
(CM Sisters)
Francisco Palau Hall

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