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Cosmic Walk: Lakad- Kabataan para sa Kalikasan

Submitted by: rgsphil
On: 04/10/2019

Happy feast of St Francis of Assisi!

As we close today, October 4, the #Seasonof Creation we share with you some photos from our Lakad Kabataan Para Sa Kalikasan held on September 28 at the Good Shepherd Convent in Quezon City.  

Good Shepherd anak, apo, pamangkins of our 1043 staff, together with some of our Bridgetines and Youth from Bagong Silangan and Ruhama Transition Home RTH, sisters and lay partners gathered for a Cosmic Walk, #ClimateEmergency Awareness and Commitment to Action activities.

We thank our youth “earthists” from Bagong Silangan for the beautiful paintings and our nuns from Monasterio de Sta Clara for giving us eggs for our snacks! 


From FB: Rgs VocProm



The Season of Creation in the Philippines starts from September 1 and ends October 4 of each year. October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. It was in 2018 that the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, upon the request of many groups who care for the environment, declared a nationwide celebration of the Season of Creation. The Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines also called on our people and all leaders of the world to stop environmental deterioration, by adopting a rights-based approach to sustainable development.

It will be recalled that Pope Francis, in June 2015, issued his encyclical Laudato Si, enjoining each one to participate in efforts to care for the environment, to be vigilant in protecting the earth, our common  home.

This year, on Sept. 1, the Season of Creation began with a Eucharistic Celebration presided by Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, archbishop of Manila, at the Liwasang Aurora, in Quezon Memorial Circle. Concelebrants were Bishop Ambo David of the Diocese of Kalookan, Bishop Honesto Ongtioco of the Diocese of Cubao, and priests from the different parishes and congregations. Among those who attended the Mass and the Walk for Creation were students and faculty, parishioners and families from the different dioceses in Luzon.
The event was organized by Global Catholic Climate Movement Philippines, in coordination with the Associaton of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines AMRSP, the National Secretariat for Social Action NASSA and other groups.

GCCM is a global, grassroots movement of Catholics committed to living out the message of Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home.

Last year, a Cosmic Walk was also held at the Good Shepherd convent in Quezon City, participated in by Good Shepherd Sisters, staff of the different RGS communities in Metro Manila and students of St. Bridget School Quezon City. 


The Story of the Universe

Several young artists from Bagong Silangan several days before the Cosmic walk to paint the posters depicting the Story of the Universe. They were guided by Sr. Cielo Matuloy RGS and Ms. Ciara, advocacy officer of St. Mary Euphrasia Integrated and Development Foundation, Inc. SMEIDFI. The young artists were formerly under the program of Headstart in Bagong Silangan began by Sr Mary James Wilson. They trained in painting from Mr. Flores, brother of Sr. Lilia Flores RGS.

Young artists start their work on the paintings for the 13 signs during the Cosmic Walk.

Mga Tanda:

1. Unang Tanda: Ang paglitaw ng nag aalab, nakakasilaw at dumadaloy na Enerhiya.
2. Ikalawang Tanda: Ang Galaxies

3. Ikatlong Tanda: Ang Milky Way
4. Ikaapat na Tanda: Ang Araw at ang mga Planeta
5. Ikalimang Tanda: Ang Mundo
6. Ikaanim na Tanda: Ang Buhay sa Mundo
7. Ikapitong Tanda: Ang iba't ibang Species
8. Ang Ikawalong Tanda: Nagpapatuloy ang Buhay sa Lupa at mga hayop na walang gulugod o invertebrates
9. Ikasiyam na Tanda: Ang Paglitaw ng Dinosaurs, Mga Bulaklak at Unang Mammals
10. Ikasampung Tanda: Panahon ng Yelo at ang Unang Mga Tao
11. Ikalabing isang Tanda: Modelong Homo Sapiens o Tao
12. Ikalabindalawang Tanda: Ang Ating mga Nilalang Ngayon
13 Ikalabing tatlong Tanda: Ang Pagbabago ng Kamalayan.