St. Paul University Dumaguete celebrated the dogma of the Immaculate Conception with a Marian Camp last December 7-8, 2010.
Sr. Erlen Adanza, SPC, Vice President for Christian Formation, together with the Campus Ministry Office headed by Sr. Elsie Aque, SPC organized the overnight activity to commemorate Mary’s preservation from original sin and endowment of the sanctifying grace. Various activities were scheduled to add meaning to the said activity.
“For the son of man to be perfect, God chose a perfect womb to conceive his begotten one”, said Rev. Fr Ramonito Maata, the university chaplain.
Fr. Ram spoke also the camp’s theme: “Paulinians as womb of the word” which was followed by the reading of the mystery of the visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. The short reflection encouraged everyone to select a phrase from the biblical reading to be sent as a text message to their parents, relatives, friends, and loved ones which was held at the University Grounds. Then a Eucharistic celebration followed officiated again by Fr. Ram together with Fr. Melchor Parcon, as co — celebrant at exactly 10PM at the University Chapel.
Midnight was solemnly broken with a cultural presentation entitled “Mysteries in Jazz Ballet” at the Father Louis Chauvet Hall. Paulinians then participated in the Living Rosary which started at 4 AM at the ball field with the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the University President, Sr. Nintha Lucilla Baldado, SPC. A praise and worship session followed right after as animated by the Paulinian Liturgical Committee. (By Salvador S. Sorrilla & Rafael A. Duhaylungsod, SPUD)