The Relic of St. John Baptiste De La Salle will visit De La Salle Santiago Zobel from October 1 to 26, 2018. There will be a grand welcoming on October 1, Monday, 7:30-8:00 am in the Alabang Campus.
On October 22, the Relic will be brought to the Vermosa Campus. A motorcade and procession will be held from 7:30-8:00 am on the aforementioned date. It will be brought back to the Alabang Campus on October 24.
The Relic will be sent off on October 26. There will be a Eucharistic celebration on that day at 8:30 am at the Our Lady of the Star Chapel, DLSZ.
Let us all pray to St. John Baptist De La Salle to intercede for us that our young will be instruments in building and promoting a culture of life and love.
The word ‘relic’ comes from the Latin reliquiae (the counterpart of the Greek leipsana, was used in its modern sense of some object, notably part of the body or clothes, remaining as a memorial of a departed saint.
Br. Alvaro gifted the Philippine Lasallian Family with a sizeable bone fragment of St. John Baptist de La Salle not only for the intended pilgrimage to the country’s schools but also for permanent enshrinement in the country.
De La Salle’s relic connects us to a historical man who lived more than 300 years ago in France and to his legacy, a legacy that has enriched the minds, touched the hearts, and transformed the lives of many young people since then in over 80 countries around the world.