hosts Lasallian Feast Day
highlights La Salle schools’ “One Spirit, One Mission”
of the Lasallian family celebrated the feast day of Saint
John Baptist de La Salle last January 26 at the Ninoy Aquino
Stadium with the theme “One Spirit, One Mission,” capturing
the rich 90-year history of the Lasallian faith in the country.
Hosted by DLSU-Manila, the annual event was participated in
by other La Salle schools namely, DLSU-College of St. Benilde,
DLSU-Dasmarińas, DLSU-Health and Sciences Campus, DLS-Zobel,
La Salle College-Antipolo, La Salle-Lipa, La Salle Green Hills,
La Salle Supervised Schools, and DLSU-Professional Schools,
event, which also fell on the occasion of Catholic Teachers’
Day, was the second major activity of the Federation of Lasallian
Institutions (FLI) since its general assembly in July last
year. It served as venue for the communal reaffirmation of
the Lasallian community’s mission to be “good news for the
The participants, estimated at 6,000, were called on to continue
fulfilling their mission of serving others, particularly in
the achievement of solidarity with the poor, education in
social justice, advocacy for social change, and defense of
the rights of children.
of the event was a Thanksgiving Mass presided by Rev. Fr.
Edgar Cirilo Ebońa of La Salle Green Hills. The community
sang new Lasallian compositions “Abot Kita,” “Star of Hope
(Shine),” and “One Spirit, One Mission”.
were held after the Mass, with the different participating
schools showcasing their Lasallian talents. Cultural groups
from DLSU-Manila included the Bootes, Chamber Ensemble, the
DLSU Chorale, the Pep Squad, the La Salle Dance Troupe, and
the Harlequin Theatre Guild. Student groups from other La
Salle schools also performed song and dance numbers.
event also included video presentations of the Lasallian presence
in the country since 1911, from the founding of the first
La Salle school in Taft to the emergence and development of
the other schools nationwide. The presentations also highlighted
the twin mission of service and excellence instituted by St.
La Salle and exemplified by the Lasallian schools.
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