Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Retreat At Sacred Heart of Mary

On April 1st, my daughter's class  had their  retreat at Sacred Heart of Mary.  Retreat is one of their activities  before  they graduate.  This reminds me of the last retreat I've attended during my college years from Divine Word College of Legazpi.  It was a great experience and I kind of miss  doing it.
This  whole day event  gave these young adults  to reflect and have  fun at the same time.  They did different activities.  Prior to this day, we were asked to write a letter to them.  My daughter said everyone was crying reading their letters.  It is also a great way for them to bond before they go on separate ways when they go to  different schools in high school.
At the end of this event, there was a holy mass and families were invited to attend so we went.  It was great ending it with a mass celebration since the families get to be part of this awesome activity for the 8th graders.
Looking at  the pictures that I took, I realized there's not a single one with my son in it.  He was also part of this  event since he served during the mass.  Then again, he doesn't to be photographed  nowadays, it's that stage of lives where taking pictures is becoming annoying or not allowed, sigh.  
Our pastor at St. Joseph  is also the one that oversees Sacred Heart of Mary.  We attend mass there on special occasion.
After the mass celebration,  each student  gave a rose to their parents while the song "You Raise Me Up" was being sung by the school's music teacher.  It was a very  touching and emotional moment that brought some tears.  

The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms. Angelus Silesius

I find this quote   by Clive Bell, to be very intriguing.
"A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind. " - Clive Bell

These kids will soon depart St. Joseph the Worker Grade School. They only have few more weeks to spend in this school. The last two months are the busiest, they have so many activities to do including field trips, volunteering, and other fun things that are scheduled and planned by their homeroom teacher and homeroom Moms.

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