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LCUP holds Flores De Maria Grand Floral Offering in time with the First Anniversary of the Chapel of Our Lady of Consolation

May 22 & 29, 2022

"Itong bulaklak na alay ng aming pagsintang tunay, palitan mo, O Birheng Mahal ng tuwa sa kalangitan"

As the month of May concludes, the University celebrated two momentous events - a Grand Floral Offering dubbed "Flores de Maria, Patapos" to close the commemoration of Flores de Mayo or Flowers of May and the first anniversary of the Chapel of Our Lady of Consolation on May 31, 2022, at the Chapel of Our Lady of Consolation, La Consolacion University Philippines, Catmon, City of Malolos, Bulacan.

In the liturgical calendar, the month of May is dedicated to Mary, the Blessed Virgin Mother. This celebration, being called Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May) or Flores de Maria (Flowers of Mary), is a Roman Catholic tradition wherein every day for the whole month of May, chosen ladies called Hermanas lead the town and devotedly offer flowers at the foot of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This celebration is not just a custom observed in barangays but in Catholic institutions as well. Read More ...

The event commenced with an Institutional Mass presided by Fr. Ramon "Bong" Sabangan for the Commemoration of the First Anniversary of the Chapel of Our Lady of Consolation. When the mass ended, the Grand Floral Offering proceeded. Department/Unit heads, college deans, LCUP Community of Sisters, teaching, and non-teaching personnel lined up wearing their Sunday dresses as they offered flowers of different kinds. Furthermore, University Administrators namely, Dr. Divina Ann Eusebio, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mark Rey Santos, Vice President for Research, Publications, and Linkages, Dr. Enrico Rosales, Vice President for Graduate Studies, Prof. Marissa Ventura, Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services, Sr. Mary Sheba O. Principe, OSA, Vice President for Spiritual Formation and Extension, and Dr. Maria Mercedez Haz, Director for Instructional Support Program together with Fr. Sabangan adorned the image of the Blessed Virgin Mother with garlands of flowers as Hermanas Mayores. For the final offering, University President Sr. Editha S. Zerna, OSA, Ph.D., bestowed a crown made of flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Before the Grand Floral Offering, on May 22-29, 2022, an early morning Eucharistic Celebration and Floral Offerings were conducted with the sponsorship of different departments/units in the institution. Hide

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