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CCS Celebrates Feast of St. Ignatius de Loyola

Ms. Mitzi S. Fortich

Last July 31, 2013, the College of Computer Studies faculty members and staff celebrated the feast of its patron saint, St. Ignatius de Loyola. Inigo de Loyola was born in 1491 in Azpeitia in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa in northern Spain. He was the youngest of thirteen children. Perhaps the work of the Society of Jesus begun by Ignatius that is best known is that of education, yet it is interesting that he had no intention of including teaching among the Jesuits' works at the beginning. Ignatius, whose love it was to be actively involved in teaching catechism to children, directing adults in the Spiritual Exercises, and working among the poor and in hospitals, would for the most part sacrifice this love for the next fifteen years - until his death - and work out of two small rooms, his bedroom and next to it his office, directing this new society throughout the world.

The occasion was celebrated with a mass at the SVD Chapel officiated by Fr. Nestor Ubalde, SVD and attended by the CCS faculty members led by the dean Mrs. Amie Rosarie Caballo. The group then proceeded to the CCS faculty room for a fellowship dinner after and was joined by the President Fr. Francisco Estepa, SVD, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Fr. Ted Gapuz, SVD and the OIC, Vice President for Finance Fr. Vic Uy, SVD.

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