Limana Celebrates OLSH Feast Day
- Nigel Akuani
Port Moresby: Limana Vocational Centre in Gordons, hosted a heart-warming and spiritual celebration in honour of the Feast Day of ‘Our Lady of the Sacred Heart’ (OLSH).
The occasion held on Friday 29thMay, at the centre’s campus was organised by Sr Maria Gorreti OLSH, Principal of LVC, and Ms Ivy Labradores, Media Animator of LVC.
The feast day had as its theme: ‘My soul proclaims the Lord’, and had its students and teachers engaged in prayer of the Rosary, Novena and for Mother Mary’s protection during the Coronavirus pandemic. The prayers were accompanied by a choir of harmonious singing of hymns from the Grade Ten students.
According to Sr Maria, the feast day of OLSH was an important tradition of the school celebrated annually. It highlighted the journey of Mary and the ministry of Jesus. “This is a day to honour OLSH as the Patron of our School and we always encourage our students and teachers to reflect on the day,” she said.
However, she stated celebrations were limited and short in order to comply with the safety regulations of the State of Emergency period. “The Liturgy of the Mass is the normal way of celebrating, but this time we kept it short by combining singing of hymns and the scriptural rosary,” she said.
Norman Polomon, a student studying Commercial Cookery, said the day marked a significant role Mother Mary played in conceiving Christ. “It is a day of thanksgiving and remembrance because it is through her consent that humanity was given a second chance,” he said.
Office Administration student, Amanda Lomoi, said she was overwhelmed by the celebration and said it was an opportunity to grow spiritually close to the Holy Mother. “She is our school’s patron and we have been taught about her and this is the day where you truly understand and appreciate the great sacrifice, she did for us,” she said.
Light meal and refreshments followed for everyone present that was accompanied by a reflective movie titled ‘The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima’.