June 21st 2019 is the feast day of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, an Italian Jesuit known for dedicating his life to the education of young people and in serving the sick. Moreover, he is also the patron saint of those who study theology saint Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate (SJJS). Therefore we have a special gathering to celebrate our feast day today.
The feast day begins with our morning prayers and then followed with a mass. In the homily, Fr. Charles Borges, the presider of the mass, shares that to follow Jesus is to carry our own crosses and to be available for mission, even to the point of persecutions. Saint Luis Gonzaga is an example of being a follower of Jesus. With a burning heart, St. Aloysius serves and follows God by offering himself for young students and the sick. Our presider calls the scholastics to beg the Lord to grant them a burning heart like the one of St. Aloysius so that they would be eager to proclaim the Gospel through their apostolic works.
Then in the afternoon, a football game for all of the members of SJJS is taken place at a small football field nearby. The event is carried out in friendship and joy.
The feast day of St. Aloysius Gonzaga closes with joy and friendship in the Lord. We are energized by his example. May his way of life continue to inspire us in our studies and in our humble services in this community!
The Majorica Team