By: Bro. Alvin C. Laserna Jr.
Baguio City—While the country was lashed by Typhoon Paeng, which effects have also been felt in Baguio, Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary (CaReS) community pushed through with the rosary month culmination activity last October 30, 2022.
The culmination was marked by a living rosary prayed inside the Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Pilar. The activity should have been conducted on the seminary grounds but some hours before the start of the activity, it was finally decided to transfer the venue due to the non-stop downpour of rain and gusts of wind.
Nevertheless, some members of the lay organizations, Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF), Cofradia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Baguio, and Recollect Augustinian Youth (RAY), were still present and joined the living rosary.
After the living rosary that Sunday, everyone remained to witness the de-throning of the replica of Our Lady of the Pillar-Zaragoza and was replaced by the image of Our Lady of the Pillar (CaReS), Baguio.
The seminarians and formators, then, prayed the solemn vespers with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament which was also joined by some members of the lay organizations while others already went home.
The replica of Our Lady of the Pillar-Zaragoza was transferred at the oratory in which she will stay there until she would be enthroned again at the reredos by October next year in preparation for the seminary’s feast day with Our Lady of the Pillar as patroness.