THE University of San Jose-Recoletos Dramatics and Cultural Ensemble (USJ-R DCE) Amparito L. Lhuillier scholars spent its initial Lenten religious musicale, “St. Ezekiel: Healing Spirituality,” at the Sisters of Mary-Girlstown. Through the efforts of Sr. Emelan and Sr. Nory, the play was witnessed by some 2,500 students, faculty and guests. For us, it was more than learning something; it was a devotion to the first Recoleto saint, whose healing power I had experienced many times.

FAMILY AND GUESTS. St. Ezekiel at Sisters of Mary with guests Ramon Sebastian, adviser (in red shirt) and family; Sr. Nory and Fr. Buhay, OAR, and family.

In July, the play will be staged in USJ-R to commemorate the canonization of St. Ezekiel. Meanwhile, we are spreading the spirituality and devotion of St. Ezekiel to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Virgen del Rosario. Come Feb. 24 at the Ayala Center, a preview of St. Ezekiel will be shown.

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Celebrations

Tony Veloso spent his 80th birthday with his family and close friends at the Casino Español. The University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) had a meaningful People Enhancing Opportunities Propelling Excellence (People) success story of Genie Rose Gonzales. University of San Carlos takes over this month.

New Zontians Aida Uy and Jane Gocuan, after being symbolically inducted in New Delhi, were recently formally inducted at Casino Español. The renovated state-of-the-art speech lab of the Arts and Sciences of USJ-R was blessed during the 63rd anniversary of the department. The “Education Expo,” a collaboration of Coalition for Better Education, Microsoft and Commission on Higher Education was successfully organized at SM City Cebu. We had fun at the Valentine lunch hosted by Cathay Pacific. It was my first time to meet bubbly Camilla Taylor.