Initiated by the Augustinian friars with the support of all organizations in the Basilica, the Lenten Recollection is made possible.
Twenty-one (21) mandated organizations graced the event – a holistic activity intended for everyone’s spiritual renewal and repentance of sins.
Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving- three of the most significant things that correlates in the season of Lent.
Rev. Fr. Brian Chavez Brigoli, recollection’s resource speaker from the San Carlos Seminary College (SCSC), emphasized in his talk that the church has always been commemorating the moment of memorial calling, the paschal, passion, death and resurrection of the Lord including the nativity of Jesus. He also added that prayer is an intimate conversation with God.
“Ang pag-ampo dili lang pagsulti sa Ginoo kun dili pagpaminaw sad sa Ginoo.” Rev. Fr. Brigoli stretched out.
(Prayer is not just talking to God but also listening to God.)
According to Fr. Brigoli, the recollection is an avenue to spend time for prayer and genuinely exercise the practices during the lenten season.
“We are here to spend this time, recollection time as a prayer time nga mag-gahin kita’g panahon sapagpamalandong kung unsa kining kuwaresma and most especially the lenten observances and practices niining panahon sa kuwaresma.” Rev. Fr. Brigoli said.
(We are here to spend this time, recollection time, as a prayer time that we will have for reflection on what is lent and most especially the lenten observances and practices for this season.)
This year’s recollection testifies that the Catholic Church is always ready to provide meaningful activity as a guide for the faithful community in order to live the real essence and meaning of the Season of Lent. /Analyn Conocono, BMSN Media Centre Volunteer