Friday, October 2, 2009

The Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels

Today is the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels and my son's school, the Colegio dela Inmaculada Concepcion Mandaue is celebrating it with a memorable program.

My son has always done things that made me very proud of him. At an early age he has shown to us his different talents in arts, drawing, writing, reading, dancing, singing and the use of the computer. The latest is public speaking. Hmmm, like father like son!

Inside the school's AVR, 5-year old Jerald Kervin garbed in an angel costume went up the stage and delivered a short but meaningful welcome address. I could clearly hear his voice as he opened the program... "To our dear sisters, parents, teachers and friends. Good afternoon! We are happy to present to you our simple yet meaningful presentation as we celebrate the feast of the Holy Guardian Angel. So just relax and have fun. Thank you very much!"

Parents, teachers, nuns and children applauded him. Today is the very first time that people clapped for him.

The Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels began in many local calendars centuries ago and became widely known during the 16th century. On September 27, 1608, the feast to venerate the angels was declared by Pope Paul V. Pope Clement X elevated it to October 2 and made it an obligatory double for the whole church. It was later raised as a double major rank by Pope Leo XIII on April 5, 1883.

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