Peace in Prayer and Strength in Unity


The life of Venerable Ignacia del Espiritu Santo taught us that praying is as powerful as taking up the sword yourself to fight the battle. Mother Ignacia and her Beatas, or the Beaterio de la Compania de Jesus, went through difficult times before they were recognized by the Beatas but through all the downfalls, Mother Ignacia always finds the courage and strength to stand up again and be a beacon of hope to her fellow sisters and continue the journey with a newly found faith in God.

Mother Ignacia was inspired by our Blessed Virgin Mary and wanted to imitate the life she had lived, to bear her own cross in the name of Jesus Christ. The Rosary is a symbolic prayer for the Beatas because it was given emphasis by Mother Ignacia when she wrote the 1726 Constitution of the only book to have been written by Mother Ignacia herself that was ever recorded in history. From being Beatas to RVM or the Religious of the Virgin Mary, these sanctified women continued what Mother Ignacia has started and to this day, the Religious of the Virgin Mary continues the praying of the Rosary with genuineness and wholeheartedness. The value of prayer will forever be upheld amongst these women who continue raising the torch from the fire Mother Ignacia ignited as she pursued a vocation that changed the route of sanctified women in our country for the future.

Every October, Christ the King College celebrates the Rosary month by giving time and effort in honor of the Rosary and be united at the Mother Ignacia Gymnasium. We pray as one school to all the indigenous groups all over the world and all the people who need the grace and healing hands of God. Every Department symbolizes a country to whom we offer our prayers and the few chosen students who will represent their Departments will be gathered at the center of the Gymnasium forming a Rosary bead, lighting the candles, offering flowers and other gifts at the feet of Mother Mary and Mother Ignacia. It is a time for silence, contemplation, and reflection for of all the students, teachers, faculty and staff. We are made one as we recite together the Rosary and be in complete harmony with the people around us, to be in the presence of the Lord, to be at ease and lay down all our worries and troubles in life at God’s feet. It is this time of the year where we ask for the renewed strength to keep fighting, keep helping the needy, keep protecting God’s creation, and keep living life in God’s will. Bringing together the different Departments in prayer is a memorable feat that would remind us that peace is in prayer and strength is in unity.

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