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The Living Rosary 2014

November 11,2014

October is the month of the Rosary. In SSC, it has been a tradition to honor the Blessed Mother in a special way through the Living Rosary. For this school year we celebrated the Living Rosary on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7, 2014, with the theme: THE PRESENCE OF MARY AND HER SON IN OUR SUFFERING WORLD.

This religious tradition takes some preparation and practice to make it more meaningful and prayerful. The Living Rosary as the name connotes is made up of human beads of students holding a bouquet of paper flowers. The participants come from the four units: students from the College Unit formed the Cross; the decades arranged in segments of ten are represented by the Grade School students and in between the decades, are the High School and the Night Secondary students for the Our Father and Hail Holy Queen. The Sisters and the Grade School teachers led the recitation of the Rosary. The praying of the Rosary highlighted the Sorrowful Mysteries. Before each Mystery there were scriptural readings and songs to Mary, followed by a personal-faith-sharing of a college student and one of our service staff and videos for reflection. Flowers were also offered at the altar as our thanksgiving to God and to the Blessed mother who accompanies us in our sufferings.

The Living Rosary brings us together not only to contemplate and meditate on the life of Jesus and Mary but to enliven and strengthen the spirit of Ora et Labora in our community. Let us thank God in this month of the Rosary for all the graces we have received through our Lady, full of grace. Hail Mary!

By: Ms. Tessa Bautista
Grade School, Campus Minister