Baguio City— Jornadas de Filosofia (Philosophy Days) kicks off with a Bulletin Board Contest last April 12, 2021 with the theme “Philosophy: Seeking Truth as a Community.”
The theme is taken from the 2021 motto and objective of the Educational Apostolate of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, “Let’s Seek the Truth Together” an invitation which finds its origin in the writings of St. Augustine of Hippo.
“The theme of the Educational Apostolate of the Order is not only applicable to the schools and universities administered by the Recollects,” said Rev. Fr. Anthony P. Irineo, OAR, Dean of Studies and Senior High School Principal of the seminary.
The Dean of Studies said that seminary formation also takes part in the Educational Apostolate of the Order and must align its activities to its theme.
“The theme is also philosophical and thus can be applied to the philosophical studies in the seminary,” said Fr. Irineo. “Yet, we have to contextualize it in our setting as a formation house and added the element of community,” he added.
Despite of the lined-up activities, Fr. Irineo shared that one week is not enough—stressing the importance of seeking the Truth in one’s life and in one’s vocation.
“We have a lot of activities, yet there is still something lacking. The search for Truth is not only contained in this academic exercise but is continued in one’s life and vocation,” the dean added.
The annual week-long activity ends on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Bulletin Board Contest
The Bulletin Board Contest took place on the afternoon of the first day of Jornadas de Filosofia.
Once again the four fraternities namely: Fraternidad de Jesus Nazareno, Fraternidad de Sto. Niño, Fraternidad de Cristo Rey, and Fraternidad de Jesus Divina Misericordia compete for the Bulletin Board Contest.
Each fraternity participated in the Bulletin Board contest whose entries were exhibited on the classroom corridors.
“The difficult part in coming up with the concept is how to merge the views and opinions of our groupmates and create a substantial output,” said Bro. Romar Ang, a Second Year College Seminarian and a member of Fraternidad de Divina Misericordia.
A representative of each fraternity explained their work to the panel of judges namely; Rev. Fr. Anthony P. Irineo, OAR; Ms. Dorothy Joy Panelo, RN, seminary nurse; and Rev. Fr. Ken Oliver S. Lao, OAR, seminary procurator.
The winners of the activity will be announced on April 16, 2021, the culmination of the Jornadas de Filosofia.