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‘Communio’ gathers Bulacan’s diocesan, religious seminarians

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The seminarians of ICMAS-GST and RST recently gathered at NSPDM for “Communio”. the annual inter-seminary meet of the two schools of Theology for team-building, pastoral input, and creative performances. (Photo: Kevin Mendoza/Ian Dollentas)

GUIGUINTO, Bulacan, Oct. 18, 2015 – Diocesan and religious seminarians and priest-formators from the Immaculate Conception Major Seminary-Graduate School of Theology (ICMAS-GST) in Guiguinto, Bulacan and Recoleto School of Theology (RST), in Tandang Sora, Quezon City gathered at ICMAS-GST for the annual inter-seminary meet called “Communio” with the theme, “ANAWIM: Dahil sa harap ng Diyos lahat tayo ay dukha” from Oct. 9 to 10.

The seminarians participated in a panel discussion about the theme at the ICMAS-GST chapel. Four laymen from different sectors were invited to speak to the seminarians about the situation of the poor in their respective areas of apostolate.

Attendees also took part in a small group sharing after a period of reflection during the event. The guide question was, “What could you do in order to be an effective minister of the Church of the Poor?”

Scores of young seminarians also spent the day in creative team-building activities and friendly games at the ICMAS varsity court, notably basketball and volleyball. For the not-so sporty types, a zumba session took place at the seminary gymnasium.

To cap off first day, participants took part in a Liturgy called Confessio Pecati, after Evening Prayers.

ICMAS-GST and RST celebrated the 14th “Communio” this year. “Communio” is the Latin word communion.  Since 2002, ICMAS-GST and RST seminarians have been meeting once a year for sharing of thoughts on current Church events, communal prayer, friendship games, and socialization. This activity aims to foster camaraderie among diocesan seminarians of ICMAS-GST and religious brothers studying at RST. (Arvin Ray C. Jimenez / CBCP News)


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