Monday, October 3
Shadow

Tag: Baccalaureate Mass

Rector to graduates: Failure is part of success

Rector to graduates: Failure is part of success

News
by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY UST RECTOR Very Rev. Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. urged graduating Thomasians to not be afraid of failing for it is the only way to succeed during the Baccalaureate Mass for Class 2021 held Friday. “Do not be afraid to fail, for success is not far behind; be satisfied with your lot in order for you to be happy; be happy in order for you to be grateful; and be grateful in order for you to be blessed more. This is my own version of the Beatitudes,” Ang said in his homily. Comparing the graduates' journey to the Parable of the Sower where the sower did not give up until the seeds bore fruit despite the obstacles, Ang told the graduates that this day would not have come if there had been no failures. The Rector reminded the graduates to be satisfied with what they ...
Rector to graduates: ‘Goodbyes are part of the journey’

Rector to graduates: ‘Goodbyes are part of the journey’

News
UST RECTOR Very Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. told graduating Thomasians that “saying goodbye is part of the journey” in this year’s Baccalaureate Mass held Friday. “Masakit, pero may kahalong tamis. Sabi nga ng isang poster, ‘Ang pinakamasakit sa goodbye ay ‘yung hindi pa naririnig ng tainga mo, nararamdaman na ng puso mo,’” he said. Fr. Dagohoy noted that words like “I love you 3000” from blockbuster film “Avengers: Endgame” are the most memorable ones not only because of the “pain of leaving,” but also because of “a fervent desire for a good beginning.” “The parting words that you have written on the tees and blouses of your friends and classmates are no different. You might have written there without cinematic effects, but nonetheless convey the said message of pain and ...
Rector to Batch 2018: Recognize God’s actions in your life

Rector to Batch 2018: Recognize God’s actions in your life

News
By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN RECTOR REV. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. urged graduating Thomasians to appreciate God’s help in their lives and challenged them to make a legacy for the younger generations to follow in the Baccalaureate Mass held Thursday. “Recognize God’s actions in your life. God is touching you with his grace; it was grace that made you the best wine. […] Your success is not just about you,” Dagohoy said. He noted that in the pursuit of goals, one tends to live “as if everything is out of our own making.” “Whenever our interior life becomes popped up in its interests and concerns and there is no longer room for God and others, it will become a life of so many contradictions,” Dagohoy said, citing Pope Francis. The rector called on the graduating batch to work ...