16 Nov Healing Rosary for the World: A Call to Conversion and Mission
Healing Rosary for the World: A Call to Conversion and Mission
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by Diosallen N. Virtudazo
After the October 1 First Friday Eucharistic Celebration, the HS Department had the Opening of the Rosary-Mission Month via YouTube with the theme “Healing Rosary for the World: A Call to Conversion and Mission.” To respond further to the earnest supplication of the Church for healing, a simultaneous Class/Faculty Rosary Prayer was held on a weekday morning of October 4 to 28 via Zoom. Teachers and students took turns in leading the prayer and offering petitions for the sick, the frontliners, our country, families, the worldwide mission of the Church, those who have died and the end of the pandemic. Meditation on the Rosary Mysteries was given importance by proclaiming and listening to the Word of God from which each sacred mystery is founded, learning virtues and Gospel values to be lived out in one’s personal and community life and humbly seeking for the graces that we all need.
As a culmination to the month-long celebration the community gathered again on October 29. The activity was centered on meditating the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary in the company of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph. Each song played at the end of each Mystery deepened our intention of embodying our desire “for Christ to become the breath, soul, and all of one’s life” (cf. RVM, 27) while partaking in the healing mission of the Church amidst the pandemic. A significant part of the community prayer was an offering of letters and a pledge to Mary, our Lady of the Holy Rosary, which was led by our HS Principal, Mrs. Katherine Joyce Ang. The pledge was a loving promise to continue to pray the Rosary as individuals, family, and school community, and to commit ourselves in living out our mission in the Church. The HS CLE Area spearheaded the Rosary-Mission Month in coordination with the ICA Mission Office, IT Office, HS Faculty Club, and the HS Glee Club.
To Jesus through Mary, we give thanks!