With emphasis on the theme, Joy and Commitment to Life and Prayers: A Celebration of St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier’s 156th Feast Day, the entire Bridgetine community gathered to commemorate the life of the foundress of the Religious of the Good Shepherd congregation, April 24, 2024.

Among the activities conducted during the event were viewing the story of St. Mary Euphrasia in the classrooms and engaging in reflection activity.

The students shared about the significant points they obtained from the presentation and the ways in which they can live up the charism and values of St. Mary Euphrasia.

Bridgetines also attended the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in which Rev. Fr. Juan Carlos Coloso, SBC alumnus, served as mass presider.

In his homily, he shared the highlights in the life of St. Mary Euphrasia.

He emphasized that love demands to be felt and to be seen. He also encouraged everyone not to dwell in darkness but bear the light within us.

Furthermore, triduum prayer was offered on April 19, 22 and 23 in each of the departments.

The prayers and reflection on each day centered on themes, particularly The Will of God in the Heart of St. Mary Euphrasia on April 19; St. Mary Euphrasia: A Saving Presence of Jesus Christ on April 22; and St. Mary Euphrasia: Image of God’s Compassionate Love on April 23.

Bridgetines also showcased their creativity and craft in the activity titled St. Mary Euphrasia’s Continuing Spirit in Bridgetine Visual Arts.

The works of the students were displayed in front of the IBED Admin Building.

Meanwhile, Bridgetines also commemorated the canonization of St. Mary Euphrasia with a prayer service on May 2, in front of SME Bldg., St. Bridget College, Batangas City.

This activity featured prayers and reflection, singing of SME songs and other religious hymns, as well as flower offering.

RGS sisters, administrators, faculty, and student representatives from the departments attended the said event.

By: Dr. Imelda B. Vergara, Institutional Research, Planning, and Publications Officer