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Saint Paul University Dumaguete

College of Nursing

Morning Circle

Sponsoring Class: BSN II-Track B

Class Adviser: Mrs. Hazel N. Valle, RN


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I. Programme

Opening Prayer:

Mt 25:1-13

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

[Jesus said to his disciples] “The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who

took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish

and five were wise. The foolish ones, when taking their lamps, brought no oil

with them, but the wise brought flasks of oil with their lamps. Since the

bridegroom was long delayed, they all become drowsy and fell asleep. At

midnight, there was a cry, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ Then

all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the

wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise one

replied, ‘No, for there may not be enough for us and you. Go instead to the

merchants and buy some for yourselves.’ While they went off to buy it, the

bridegroom came and said, ‘Lord, Lord, open the door for us!’ But he said in

reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Therefore, stay awake, for you

know neither the day nor the hour.”

Marriage in Israel: in Israel in Jesus’ time, marriage consisted of two steps. First

was the ‘erusin or “betrothal” when previous parental arrangements were legally

ratified. However, the girl continued to live at her family home. After a year, she

would be formally taken to her husband’s family home with a celebration. This is

the actual wedding (nesuin), described in the gospel.

Marriage at that time was patrilocal; that is, the bride was moved to the

groom’s home. The groom, accompanied by his relatives, would go to the bride’s

home to fetch her. The “ten virgins” in the parable would be young teen agers,

very likely the groom’s sisters and cousins, waiting for the groom and the

wedding party to return. Their job was to greet them with lights and to participate

in the celebration.

In the parable, the clever teenagers are prepared for their roles when the

groom arrives. The dull-witted, however, fail to make adequate plans. The

mistake of the dull-witted is not in sleeping while waiting; in fact, all become

drowsy and fall asleep. They are simply not clever. They are not sensitive to the

whims of the bridegroom and to the intricacies of the wedding celebration.

Consequently, they find themselves losing their privileged position as


In liturgy, the parable is applied to our waiting for the glorious coming of

Christ, the Bridegroom. We are told to be prepared! But being prepared does not

mean to be awake all the time. Rather, it is to be clever in our role as people

entrusted by the Lord with important responsibilities.

Philippine National Anthem



Panunumpa sa Pilipinas:

SPUD Mission-Vision

Morning Exercise
News Report:





Paulinian Prayer:

Nurses’ Prayer:

Paulinian Hymn:

Paulinian Nurses’ Hymn:

II. News Article

III. Announcements

IV. Pictures

Prepared by: BSN II – Track B

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