Enshrinement of St. Candida at Sacred Heart School

     August 9 is always a special day for the Hijas community as we remember the day the Lord welcomed our Mother Foundress into His arms.

       One of iMother Foundress’ most endearing quality was her love for the poor; “Where there is no room for the poor, neither is there room for me” Thus, for the Sacred Heart School – Hijas de Jesus family, it has always been a tradition to commemorate this virtue through Alay Kapatid, an outreach program for the school kids of a neighboring community.  This year though, SHS-HDJ foregone tradition for a well deserved ceremony for our beloved Mother Foundress, St. Candida Maria de Jesus.

      On the afternoon of this day, Wednesday, at the Sacred Heart Parish in Jakosalem St.,Cebu City, students, past and present, along with other memebrs of the SHS-HDJ family gathered for a simple enshrinement ceremony for our beloved Foundress.  A mass was held to begin this special event which was then followed by the enshrinement, where St. Candida’s statue was unveiled in the gardern of the saints located between the main chruch and the chapel.

        It was truly a joyous and memorable occasion for all those who were present to witness this special moment.  With her staute among the other well loved saints, her charism can now touch more lives of people.