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SSAFI Newsletter February 2013

SSAFI Newsletter February 2013

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SSAFI Newsletter February 2013
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ow do you measure aSSAFI year?In smiles, in touch-ing lives, in walking the extramile, in giving one’s cloak. Notlooking the other way — ratherlooking after its very own.Welcome to the gutwrenching, heart filling, soulenriching fold of SSAFI! To theElementary, Secondary and College graduates warmcongratulations for making it through to your rites of pas-sage. A fresh set of adventures of spikes and nosedives, fitsand starts await to reshape you and test your Scholasticanmettle as you step into new thresholds. The long and shortof the journey is to let your Scholastican beacon shine. Tothe Platinum alumnae whose bravado took them back re-cently to the SSC halls in attendance to be celebrated andhonored in the winter of their lives, to the Boys of Sr. Gratiawho continue to keep sacred and alive the memory of theirearly mentor through their grateful devotion and loyaltylong after her sparks, to all jubilarians and the rest of thealumnae who rev up and fortify the Scholastican spirit inretreats and recollections, reunion get together, throughsocial networking via Facebook, Yahoogroups and thenewsletters your St. Scholastica’s Alumane FoundationIncorporated welcomes you back in loving embrace. This2012, we turn over a new leaf and with renewed fervor andbrio merge body, heart and mind once more for tasks thatunderscore SSAFI’s reasons for being. Deeper audiencereachability through social media was the thrust of SSAFIin 2012. Technology will partner with social interactionto enhance the laudable initiatives of my predecessors andfurther tighten the bind of Scholastican unity in ORA ET
Sylvia “Bang” Karaan
President Message
LABORA. In forging ahead to the realization of the all timemission and vision of the SSAFI, the cheery support andutmost cooperation of each alumnae batch through theirclass representatives in information spread backed with ac-tive participation in events are sought and enjoined. Thevisits to our retired nuns will continue by SSAFI and thedifferent batches or classes. To sustain and beef up ouralumnae roster, the alumnae data base will constantly beupdated. The SSAFI card will continue to serve the needs ofits holders as relentless efforts and strides are taken to ampup its benefits and features. SSAFI projects in consonancewith our alma mater’s apostolate in service of the poor andthe marginalized via scholarship programs like Child of theScholastican and Night Secondary Scholars and the Christ-mas gift giving will be actively pursued.With the unwavering confidence in and thumbs up ofthe alumnae for SSAFI that we now seek to engage, newavenues will untiringly be explored, discovered and pur-sued to ensure continuum. The years have witnessed howSSAFI effectively primed and brought together Scholasti-cans from near and far for the yearly homecoming cel-ebrations of our jubilarians. All the seeming drudgery andhard knocks spearheaded by SSAFI resulted in fun successand fond memories of breakthrough friendships forged andallianced through chats and coffee cups in between. TheSSAFI is staunchly committed to the dream of keeping theSSC banner flying high in the sky.SSAFI needs you.Be counted in and every SCHOLASTICAN lives on.Cheers to another SSAFI fun filled year!Thank you.
St. Scholastica’s Alumnae Foundation, Inc.
Board of TrusTees
Sylvia A. Karaan, HS77
internal Vice-President:
 Adelaida P. Villegas, HS65/AB69
external Vice-President:
Maria Elsa Lava Mapua, HS63/AB67
Ma. Cristina G. Puno, HS86
 asst. secretary:
 Anna Leah B. Wong, HS87
Ma. Asuncion Aunario Azcuna, AB83/MA 2000
 assistant treasurer:
 Amparo C. Lim, HS70/AB74
Public relations officer:
Ma. April Lorelei Wycoco Pineda, HS79
  asst. Pro:
Sigrid Reymundo Lizares, HS76/AB80
Dr. Mary Elaine Saul-Baloloy, HS86Florina Feliciano Castillo, HS60/AB65Salud Donato De Castro, HS48/AB52Patricia Viola De Veyra, HS56Ma. Socorro Magpile Del Rosario, HS69/AB73 Atty. Michelle B. Lazaro, HS85Ma. Lourdes Simon Lim, HS71Ma. Magdalena del Rosario Lopez, HS62/AB66Ma. Edna Pacis Merin, HS65/College69Ma. Rosario Hizon Nepomuceno, HS71/AB75Ma. Angeles G. Prats, HS70/ABBA74Ma. Lourdes Castro Roa, HS59/AB63Rosemary Mallillin Rodriguez, HS50/AB54Elenita San Agustin Sandejas, HS56/AB60Melba Aro Santos, HS72Tita Rose Li Yao Tan, HS64
Sr. M. Angelica Leviste, OSB, HS54/AB58
Dear Alumnae,Homecoming is always a specialday or the celebrating high school andcollege classes. It is a time to revisitriendship and memories, encourageour alumnae to take time out to revisitthe school and see how SSC is movingon in time. This issue carries several stories. We have theSSAFI activities and undraisers. We share with you visitsand a profle. We also inorm you o batch representativesyou can look up.Thank you or coming every year; thank you orbeing generous to SSAFI and to SSC (we don’t mind i youare overgenerous!) But most o all, continue to rememberSSC, the values you learned and continue to be in touch with us through slow mail, telephone, email and Facebook.
Maria asuncion ‘charlie’ aZcuna
cllg ‘83
With Great Joy We CongratulateOur Newly Elected Vicaress GeneralSr. Lumen Gloria Dungca, OSb
ister Lumen Gloria Dungca,OSB is a product of Benedic-tine education. She spent herearly studies at St. Scholastica’sAcademy in the City of San Fer-nando, Pampanga.For her college studies Sr. Lu-men graduated at St. Scholastica’sCollege, Manila in 1972 with thedegree of AB major in Sociology.She worked for two years as The-ology teacher and Guidance Counselor. She obtained aMaster’s Degree in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Gre-gorian University in Rome in 1991, magna cum laude.In 1975 Sister Lumen responded to the call of Godand entered the novitiate in Marikina. In 1984 she wascalled to the foreign mission in Madrid, Spain. Thereshe helped in the Integration of the Spanish Sisters to ourcongregation and also involved herself in the work amongmigrant Filipinos. She became one of the founders of theFilipino center in Barcelona.In 1990 she was sent to Enugu, Nigeria for somemonths to help in the formation of young sisters in aBenedictine Monastery.After her graduation at the Gregorian University inRome, Sister Lumen returned to Manila and from this timeon she held important positions as Vocation, Postulantand Juniorate Directress and member of the On-goingformation program of the sisters. She was sent to Rome in2010 for the intensive course on the Rule of St. Benedict.From 2001 till 2009 she held the position of Sub-prioress before she was called again to foreign missionin Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was appointed by theGeneralate as Regional Superior of the place. She wasformator of the postulants and junior sisters and also tookcare of the formation of Benedictine Oblates in BuenosAires. On January 9, 2012 she was elected Prioress of theManila Priory. She was installed on April 20, 2012.In October 2012, Sr. Lumen was elected VicaressGeneral of the Missionary of Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing.She is based in Rome for the duration of her term.
Sr. Angelica is well known and loved by Scholasticans for the past 50 years.She has been High School Principal, Prioress and President of St. Scholastica’sManila. At present, She is Superior at St. Scholastica’s Academy, Marikina City.
e thank the Lord forreturning Mother Ad-elaida to our nativePhilippines. She was electedPrioress of Manila at an ElectionChapter held at St. Scholastica’sCenter of Spirituality, Tagaytayon January 4, 2013. The daywas capped with her installationby Mother Angela Strobel, OSB,the Prioress General, during theEucharistic Celebration presidedby Luis Antonio Carndinal Tagle and concelebrated byGuadencio Rosales and Rt. Abbot Tarcisco Narciso, OSBof our Lady of Monserrat Abbey.Mother Adelaida is the middle of three daughter’s ofthe late Mayor Amado and Adelaida Ygrubay of CalbayogCity. Baptized Corazon Natividad. She was known asCorina” to family and friends. She received “Adelaida,”her late mother’s name, as her religious name.She earned her Bachelor’s degree in MedicalTechnology at the University of Santo Tomas andpracticed her profession at the then St. Paul’s Hospital inTacloban until she entered the convent on November 21,1971. She made final profession in 1977.Already as junior sister, she volunteered to work inthe social apostolate, which she did for about 15years.During this time, she was elected National Coordinatorof Rural Missionaries of the Philippines for three years.After a short stint as superior of the school community inMalaybalay, Bukidnon, she was sent in 1988 for studies atthe Institute of Religious Formation in St. Louis University,Missouri, USA and for a Licentiate in Biblical Theologyat the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Upon herreturn, she was assigned to formation work as postulantdirectress and later on as directress of junior sisters. Shewas Academic Dean of the Institute of Formation andReligious Studies, Quezon City when she was electedVicaress General of the Gongregation in 2006, a termshe held for six years.
We Congratulate andWelcome Our Newly ElectedPrioress of MissionaryBenedictine Sisters Manila
Mother Adelaida Ygrubay, OSB

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