“Our HRD Day celebration is essentially relevant as we are having fighting the bully battle as our central theme. Why do I say relevant? Well it’s primarily because you are parents, brothers and sisters, or relatives of school children, of college boys and girls, whom you send out every day to kiss the world right on the forehead, trusting that the world will spare your young loved ones from its cruelty.” These are the words of Rev. Fr. Gilbert B. Sales, CICM, the College President, in his opening remarks during the annual Human Resource Development (HRD) Day of Saint Louis College held at Father Burgos Gymnasium, July 4, 2014.
The seminar, which was participated in by the members of SLC management, faculty, and personnel, focused on one of the pressing issues that beset the academic community today which is the practice of bullying. The said event was graced by Dr. Maryneth Penetrante.
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Father Theophile Verbist was born in Antwerp, Belgium on June 12, 1823. Pursuing his dream of becoming a priest, he headed straight into a priestly vocation after his studies and he was ordained on September 18, 1847. Inspired by the work of the Holy Childhood, Father Verbist felt that he, too, should do something more for the poor and needy in China focusing on abandoned children and on the millions of Chinese who lived at that time in ignorance and poverty. Thereafter, the statutes for the congregation were then set up and after repeated revisions and adaptations, they were finally approved on November 28, 1862. The foundation was named Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae with Fr. Verbist as superior.
Fr. Verbist joined the first group to experience life as a missionary and to oversee the mission itself. He and his companions were ordinary priests with background on pastoral work but had yet to learn about missionary life. The founding fathers never imagined that many would follow in their footsteps notwithstanding the cost of traveling by sea and the perils that lay before them. But through it all, he’d say: To him who loves, nothing is difficult”.
On February 23, 1868, barely 27 months after he started their mission in Mongolia, Fr. Verbist died of typhoid fever at the age of 45. His memory will forever be remembered by the people especially those whom the CICM past and present have served.