MANILA, Nov. 24, 2014 – Almost two hundred people attended a Regina Rosarii Contemplative Association (ROCA) seminar dubbed “Inner healing through contemplative prayer: Healing the Shadow Side of Our Personality” held on Nov. 15 at the University of Santo Tomas, Thomas Aquinas Research Complex (TARC).
“The seminar made the participants check their inner selves as they looked deeper into their hearts and identify the cobwebs, shadows, negative emotions that are stopping them from growing in their relationships with their loved ones, families and friends,” ROCA assistant coordinator Felix Padua said.
Lecturer and author Earnest Tan facilitated three sessions on inner healing, helping participants resolve long-standing personal issues. Tan has also published various books on values development, growth, wellness and the healing process.
Sr. Eppie Brasil, OP, the Superior General of the Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii and Founder of ROCA, led the contemplative prayers in between the sessions, creating a prayerful atmosphere through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin.
Fr. Max Gatela, OP recited the invocation with Lynda Tan leading the body prayer or shibashi before the afternoon sessions.
During the afternoon session, Ma. Theresa “Tet” de Guzman also shared her life’s experiences.
The Blessed Sacrament was exposed all throughout the day at the back stage, which many participants visited during breaks. (Vanessa M. Puno/CBCPNews)