Seminarians Visit Bataan

Priest and seminarians in Philippines on pilgrimage

Priests and seminarians at a Filipino beachManila – The Servants of Charity community went for a two-day outing to Westnuk Beach Resort to end the series of Feast Day celebrations of the founder, St. Louis Guanella October 20th-24th. Thirteen aspirants, two novices, two theologians and four priests travelled 145 kilometers from Quezon City to Morong, Bataan on October 25th. Scenic mountain views amazed the brothers from Baranggay Ala-uli and Bataan Nuclear Power Plant inside the National Power Corporation Lands was visible along the way. Upon arrival, they played volleyball, sang on the videoke machine and enjoyed the beach. The comfortable accommodations made relaxing, swimming and enjoyment easy at the hidden resort.
Through Brother Butch’s knowledge of the province, on the second day, the community visited the historical 1600’s Church of Our Lady of Pillar in Poblacion. On the trip home, they also visited Dambana ng Katigingan (Shrine of Valor), a 302 foot tall memorial cross located near the summit of Mount Samat, and an underground museum at Mount Samat National Shrine where heavy firearms used during the Filipino-Japanese war were exhibited. Truly it was a fun-filled journey; a break from daily life in the seminary.

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