IN PHOTOS: Kasadyahan sa CST-R to Celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas of Villanova
Photos by Ma. Nita Bolo and Meryl Molina
Instead of the weeklong student-teacher activities planned for the Feast of St. Thomas of Villanova, Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos, Inc. opted for an austere celebration that focused on charity—the core of the patron’s apostolate.
Thomasian faculty and staff were also treated to a Saturday off from online classes and module making.
Feast Day Mass. Thomasian faculty and staff attend the Holy Mass in honor of the school’s patron, St. Thomas of Villanova, a notable bishop for his charity and a scholar.
Gasa ni Tomas. The second year of Gasa ni Tomas (The Gift of Thomas) focuses on helping the faculty and staff of CST-R tide over the crisis that the pandemic has brought. Couple Melinda and Isaias Dela Paz receive guinea fowl and chickens so they can start up a backyard poultry holding.
Prayer for Students. Rev. Fr. Joel Alve, OAR is the main celebrant of the Holy Mass. Included among the petitions is the prayer that students withstand the challenges of the new normal of education.
Support Local. Rev. Fr. Vicente Ramon, Jr., OAR treats Thomasian teachers with handwoven pandan bags made by weavers of Calatrava, Negros Occidental.
Gifted with chickens. Twenty-one chickens, six guinea fowls and six ducks are given away to selected school and seminary staff.
Ready for Fun. Thomasian faculty and staff take a break from online classes to enjoy outdoor activities at the School Quadrangle.