THE FEAST Day of St. Ignatius will kick off with the Big Blue Run 2015 set July 19.
This yearly jogging event, sponsored by the Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School Alumni Association (AAA), is expected to be participated in by over 1,500 members of the Ateneo community, which includes students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents, alumni, and friends.
“We synchronized this activity with the Feast Day of St. Ignatius (set July 31) to cultivate awareness of the fact that our physical fitness is as important as our spiritual health,” AAA President Jake Borres, said, adding, “St. Ignatius recognized this, and even used the word ‘exercise’ in the making of his retreat handbook (Spiritual Exercises)—which sees a sound body and a sound mind as necessary requirements for a fruitful spiritual life.”
RENOWNED psychologist Earnest Tan has given the faculty and staff of Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS some points and tips on how to live-out professionalism in the workplace last May 12-15, 2015 at the school’s Multipurpose Room in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
Tan is a licensed psychologist and a masteral candidate in education, major in counseling, in Ateneo de Manila University. A well-known inspirational speaker, broadcaster, and author of series of books, he designs and conducts workshop-seminars geared toward growth and wellness.
The two-day affair was participated in by 150 teachers, administrators, supervisors, and staff of the school who were asked to reflect on their present disposition and profession vis-à-vis the school’s formation program, mission, and expectations.
Through workshops, group dynamics, and sharing, Tan covered issues on giving and receiving feedbacks, emerging spiritual values and practices in the work environment, relationship with work, spirituality in the workplace, dimensions of professionalism, and keys to healthy relationships.
Supported by no less than Atenean alumni in the Iloilo City Council, a street in Molo district has been officially christened as La Compania de Jesus (Society of Jesus) Street.
Unanimously agreed upon by the city councilors, Regulation Ordinance No. 2014-484 dedicated the street to the Jesuits as an affirmation to the deep roots of the Ignatian Religious Order in the history of Iloilo especially in the 16th century when Jesuit brothers Pedro Chirino and Francisco Martin were sent to Iloilo for a mission work.
Historical research cited that Compania Street was originally named during the pre-Jesuit Suppression in the Spanish period as La Compania De Jesus (Society of Jesus) where the main house of the Jesuits was claimed to be once located.