Salle moves its faith
La Salle University-Manila will observe the Mission Statement
University Week on January 21-26 with the theme “Moving Faith.”
The weeklong event will remind members of the Lasallian community
to inspire others to live a life of faith.
This year’s theme focuses on the various Lasallian programs
and activities that have been developed and undertaken in
line with the University’s thrust on community service. It
gives recognition to the different colleges and departments
of the University for their contributions in helping uplift
the conditions of Filipino society, especially those in the
The University Week will kick off with a morning community
mass for the Lasallian family at the University Football Field
on January 21. Immediately after the mass, a series of fun
games will be held for the whole community.
During the week, an alternative class, called the Lasalllian
Enrichment Alternative Program (LEAP), will be offered to
the students. Sponsored by the Student Council and the Council
of Student Organizations, LEAP is a series of lectures on
various topics of interest to the students.
Different college professors will also deliver professorial
chair lectures related to the theme in the succeeding days.
On the lighter side, the weeklong affair will also showcase
the talents of the administrators, faculty, staff, and students
in a variety show. Alumni celebrities will also join the celebration
in the concert “Moving Faith in Music,” organized by the Engineering
College of Assembly.
18 Feast Day
Saint Brother Jaime Hilario (1898-1937)
Barbal Cosan was born on January 2, 1898 in Enviny, a small
town at the foot of the Pyrenees in northern Spain. Known
for his serious nature, he was only 12 years old when, with
the blessing of his devout and hardworking parents, he entered
the minor seminary of the diocese of Urgel. He soon developed
hearing problems and was advised to return home. Convinced
that God was calling him, he was overjoyed in 1917 to learn
that the Institute of the Brothers would accept him in the
novitiate at Irun, Spain
In July of 1936, Cosan was at Mollerosa on his way to visit
his family at Enviny when the civil war broke out. Recognized
as a Brother, he was arrested and jailed. In December he was
transferred to Tarragona and confined in a prison ship with
several other Brothers. On January 15, 1937, he was given
a summary trial. Though he could have been freed by claiming
to be only a gardener, he insisted on his identity as a religious
and thereby sealed his doom.
Brother Jaime Hilario was brought to the cemetery known as
the Mount of Olives on January 18 to face execution. His last
words to his assailants were, “To die for Christ, my young
friends, is to live.” When two volleys failed to meet their
mark, the soldiers dropped their rifles and fled in panic.
The commander, shouting a gross insult, fired five shots at
close range and the victim fell at his feet. He was canonized
on the 21st of November 1999. (Excerpt from Lasallian Lithurgies)