Solemnity of St. Benedict and 49th Foundation Anniversary

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San Beda College Alabang invites you to celebrate the Solemnity of our Holy Father, St. Benedict, and the School’s 49th Foundation Anniversary on Monday, July 12, 2021. 
 
The celebration will begin with a solemn Thanksgiving Mass at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Institutional Academic Convocation, Rite of Recognition, and Launch of San Beda College Alabang’s Golden Jubilee Countdown, live streamed via this FB Page. 
 
All Honorees are enjoined to be at St. Benedict Chapel for the Thanksgiving Mass and 49th Foundation Anniversary program. 
 
That in all things, God may be glorified! 

GENERAL MEMORANDUM No. 001-2021-2022 | From: [Sgd] Gerardo Ma. De Villa, OSB, Rector/President

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GENERAL MEMORANDUM No. 001-2021-2022
To: The Bedan Community
From: [Sgd] Gerardo Ma. De Villa, OSB, Rector/President
Date: June 7, 2021
Re: Visit of the Relic of St. Bede, June 10 – 15, 2021

Peace!

I am pleased to inform the Bedan Community that the Abbot of the Benedictine Community, the Rt. Rev. Austin P. Cadiz, OSB, will be visiting the campus on Thursday, June 10, to bring the relic of our patron, St. Bede the Venerable. The Benedictine Community in Manila will join Father Abbot.

The relic will be enshrined at the main chapel for prayers and veneration from June 10 to 15. I invite all on campus to attend the Conventual Mass of the Benedictine Community on Thursday, June 10, at 10:00 AM. The Mass will be live-streamed from St. Benedict Chapel.

The Campus Ministry Office has prepared special activities for this religious and historic visit. The infographic is posted on our school’s FB page for your information and guidance.

We thank God for this spiritual visit of our patron, St. Bede. May he intercede for us all.

Bringing the Message of Hope in the Time of Pandemic

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Bringing the Message of Hope in the Time of Pandemic

The Center for Campus Ministry (CCM) carried on with its mission of reaching out to the Bedan community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They utilized modern means of social communication to continue bringing spiritual nourishment, uniting stakeholders in prayer, and promoting Catholic Benedictine values.

CCM kicked off with a celebration for the Solemnity of Saint Benedict of Nursia, streamed through the school’s official Facebook page on July 11, 2020. A novena preceded the celebration wherein the Benedictine monks, campus ministers, and Dr. Andres Ignacio C. San Mateo, Jr., Vice President for Academic Affairs, gave their reflections on the Benedictine Hallmarks. At the same time, the Ministry came up with means to meaningfully and prayerfully observe the 125th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Benedictine Monks to the Philippines. Through the help of Benedictine monks, who gave their reflections for the novena before the Solemnity of Our Lady of Montserrat on September 12, 2020, the observance was a success.

 

 

Prayer Services and the Celebration of Holy Masses

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Prayer Services and the Celebration of Holy Masses

CCM continues to utilize the school’s official website and Facebook page to stream Prayer Services—among which were for the Solemnity of the Assumption, Solemnity of All Saints, and the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed—and the Celebration of Holy Masses, and encourage the public to send in their prayer intentions to the Ministry.

 

Evangelizing Mission

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Evangelizing Mission

In preparation for AY 2020-2021, CCM facilitated Online Recollections for Teaching and Non-Teaching Personnel. Online Peace Retreats, Recollections, and Pilgrimages were likewise made available for students across departments. Through different themes appropriate to their needs, age, and aptitude, the campus ministers accompany students in finding a deeper meaning in life and in praying for the grace of the Holy Spirit.

The themes were grounded on Catholic Benedictine values to help inculcate and integrate them into their day-to-day lives. Through Examen or Lectio Divina and other enrichment activities, campus ministers were able to supplement and deepen their understanding and reflection of what it means to be evangelized and be part of an evangelizing community.