by Sem. Zuriel Job Parinas
The St. Joseph Seminary (SJS) community culminated the month of the Holy Rosary on October 31, 2020 at the SJS volleyball court at six o’clock in the evening.
The seminarians prayed the Holy Rosary on the first month of October until it was culminated on the 31st. The culmination of the month of the Holy Rosary started with the living rosary whereby it was prayed in different languages namely: English, Filipino, Ilocano, and Latin. Chosen seminarians from each class formed a pattern of the rosary, where one seminarian corresponded to one bead in the rosary. A Marian hymn was interspersed every mystery.
A Marian quiz bee was prepared by the University of Santo Tomas (UST) major seminarians. It measured how knowledgeable were the seminarians when it comes to facts about Mary. The quiz bee was held at the Fr. Carmelo Gonzales Wellness Center and was participated seminarians who were divided into peer groups. The Peer group 6 dominated the competition.
Every October, the Universal Church celebrates the month of the Holy Rosary. October is the chosen month of the rosary because the liturgical feast of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary is celebrated on October 7. The feast was introduced by Pope St. Pius in the year 1571 to commemorate the miraculous victory of the Christian forces in the battle of Lepanto in October 7, 1571. It is customary to pray the rosary every day in the month of October to honor and venerate the Holy Rosary which is a devotion to Mary and at the same time is centered in the very life of Jesus.
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