Ang puso ko’y nagpupuri, nagpupuri sa Panginoon, nagagalak ang aking Espiritu sa aking tagapagligtas.”

Filled with love and gratitude, St. Bridget College, College Department, glorified October as the Month of the Most Holy Rosary through the remarkable Marian Procession, October 18.

As part of the celebration, the Marian Procession gathered the College Bridgetines to walk with faith throughout the campus where each destination was led by different students.

Marianne Taroma, BEED3, led the praying of rosary at St. Mary Euphrasia Building driveway, followed by Rei Ann Asihan, BPED2, in front of the pre-schooler rooms; Anne Bernadette Agtay, BSSW1, in the Integrated Basic Education (IBED)-Elem area; Martin Justine Vinluan, BSIT3, in the Gymnasium; and Gracielyn Ann Marasigan and Francheska Mae Gonzalez, both BSED2-Eng, in the College Study Area. They all corresponded to the respective mysteries from 1st to 5th.

In addition, the Batangueños observe a custom known as “Luwa” in the middle of a procession where it becomes their way to pay homage to the Blessed Virgin Mary. So, this practice was also integrated into the school’s Marian procession.

With so much sincerity and connection to the message, reflecting in every line such as “Kami’y sumasamo’t sa Iyo’y nadaing na tulungan kami sa pananalangin sa Diyos na Poong lubhang maawain, Ang kapayapaan ay igawad sa amin”, college students Katrina Hellaine Celerio, BSSW3; Abby Lorraine Ramirez, BSBA1; Xylene Samantha Espina, BSSW2; Jeric Pangilinan, BPED2; and Alea De Gracia, BEED3, created a tranquil atmosphere through their solemn voices.

Meanwhile, this holy activity was made possible through the generous sponsorships from all the college department minor clubs.

Concluding the said event, the culminating moment featured the presentation of certificates of appreciation to the students who participated in the “Luwa” offering through Mrs. Fe Babao, Faculty, and Sr. Erlyn Bacol, RGS, who graciously bestowed these certificates.

The entire initiative was orchestrated by the Youth on Pascal Exodus (YOPE) under the guidance of its moderator, Mr. Gilbert Manalo.

This commitment to communal spirit and devotion clearly aligns with the ongoing weekly activity of the College Department where every Friday, students come together at the Grotto to pray the holy rosary, a practice which is led and sponsored by the different major clubs and supervised by the YOPE club.

By James Francis Catapang