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Spark of Spirit: 7th San Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Encounter Ignites Prayerful Action

April 20, 2024

Spark of Spirit: 7th San Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Encounter Ignites Prayerful Action

By Aileen B. Danday

April 20, 2024 – The 7th San Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Encounter, held at Saint Augustine School, Inc. in Tanza, was a resounding success, as participants gathered under the theme "San Lorenzo's call: Embracing Prayer in Action." 

The event, which took place on April 20, 2024, witnessed enthusiastic participation from various schools, with Saint Jude Parish School emerging as the Hall of Famers. The encounter aimed to inspire individuals to integrate prayer into their daily lives and translate it into meaningful action.

One of the highlights of the encounter was the recognition of outstanding efforts through the Mission Initiative Awards. Awardees were acknowledged for their dedication to JEEPGY+FM (Justice and Peace, Ecological Integrity, Engaged Citizenship, Poverty Alleviation, Gender Equality, Youth Empowerment, and Family and Life and Media Education). These initiatives reflect a commitment to addressing pressing issues in society and promoting holistic development.

Among the participants were representatives from different diocesan schools, showcasing a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. The atmosphere was charged with energy and camaraderie as attendees engaged in discussions, workshops, and collaborative activities aimed at deepening their understanding of the intersection between prayer and action.

In his discussion, Rev. Fr. Dominador C. Duroy Jr, Assistant Superintendent of DICES emphasized the importance of San Lorenzo Ruiz's legacy, urging participants to follow his example of unwavering faith and service to others. Through prayerful reflection and concrete actions, attendees were encouraged to become catalysts for positive change in their communities.

As the event drew to a close, participants departed with renewed inspiration and a strengthened resolve to embody the values of compassion, justice, and solidarity in their daily lives.

The 7th San Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Encounter served as a testament to the power of prayer as a transformative force for individuals and communities alike. By embracing prayer in action, attendees affirmed their commitment to building a more just, peaceful, and inclusive society.