The whole academic community of Montessori De Sagrada Familia (MDSF) joined the entire Catholic Church as it honors Mary in the celebration of the month of the Holy Rosary this October.
In line with this, the Catholic Church celebrated the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary last October 7. It is the celebration that has made the whole month of October the month dedicated to the holy rosary to appreciate the true value of this prayer.
MDSF community kicked off the celebration last Oct. 2, Monday, when the entire school united as a family of faith pray the holy rosary at the school gymnasium led by two Grade Six pupils in front of the elementary pupils. Every Sagradan from Grade One up to Grade Six were encouraged to bring their own rosary for the whole month of October.
Sitting on the gymnasium’s floor were Sagradans who were meditating on the mysteries of the rosary and deeply appreciating the message and true value of it. Every morning of October, before the elementary department conducts the flag raising ceremony, the whole student body prays the rosary for guidance and gratitude for the Lord’s abundant blessings to the community and to their lives.
The celebration will also coincide with the First Holy Communion of the Grade 3 pupils which is set on October 13 at the Sagrada Familia Parish Church, Tangos, Baliwag, Bulacan and will be officiated by Rev. Fr. Ventura Galman.
The tradition of praying the Holy Rosary helps to bring its essence to the life of our students amidst the continuous effects of media and technology. Furthermore, it is a celebration of our Catholic identity and of our Marian devotion. Moreover, it allows the entire Sagradan community to draw closer to Mary and Jesus, who with Joseph are the symbol of the institution.
During this month, let every Catholic take up again this most powerful spiritual weapon. Doing so will allow us to be firmly grounded, rather than being “tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the wickedness of men, by cunning craftiness.” (Eph 4:14).
In a tweet, just a few days ago, on the day when the Church celebrates the feast of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary, Pope Francis said, “the Rosary is the prayer that always accompanies my life: it is also the prayer of simple people and saints…It is the prayer of my heart.”
By: Jomar A. Dela Cruz