Manila – The Lenten season is a time for prayer, penance and almsgiving; and to recollect all we have been through is the very essence of this season of love. On March 7th the local Guanellian family (Priests, Seminarians, Sisters, Cooperators, Benefactors, and Guanellian friends) gathered to reflect on the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sr. Marivic, CM prepared the topic for this year’s ‘Lenten Recollection.’ She concentrated on and emphasized the value of community life, and how to be responsible brethren to each other. As Scripture says: “Love one another as I have loved you, then you should love one another. And if you love one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.” (Jn 13, 34-35). The main theme was the ‘Parable of the Prodigal Son;’ and to have faith and trust the Father of love and forgiveness, who always welcomes us and invites us to return to Him and His dwelling place. Christ Himself redeemed our sins; and to praise and glorify Him with faith and love is our utmost duty. Special thanks to Sr. Marivic for the refresher course on the virtues of love, faith, respect, hope and humility.