One more Claretian scholastic, Mauricio T. Ulep, CMF, joined other graduates at Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University on March 17, 2004 for the graduation rites. A baccalaureate mass was offered for the graduates at the Ignatius Oratory at 9:00 am. Most Rev. Gaudencio B. Rosales, DD, Archbishop of Manila, presided over the Eucharist . In the homily, Fr. Miguel Lambino, SJ exhorted the graduates to be good bearers of tradition.
The Commencement Exercises followed at the Cardinal Sin Center where Rev. Roberto Carampatan, SJ gave his valedictory address which was notably heart-moving. Archbishop Rosales, on the other hand, delivered his commencement address focused on faith transformed into burning charity towards the poor. The Archbishop challenged the graduates to be active agents in democratizing love for the poor.
The awarding of diplomas followed the Archbishop’s address where Mauricio T. Ulep, CMF was awarded STB (Bachelor in Sacred Theology) with honors (magna cum laude).
The event was witnessed by the entire LST administration, faculty members and personnel and several religious communities, families, relatives and friends. The Claretians were also present to give support to the Claretian graduate. Among the guests of Bro. Ulep were his mother and aunties. The celebration ended with a lunch wherein people continued to exchange pleasantries.
The entire occasion was indeed a grace-filled moment recognizing that God has been actively journeying with the graduates throughout their four years of theological studies at Loyola School of Theology.
Mau with batchmates