To You O God,
We sing our song of praise and thanksgiving
For the wonderful deeds you have worked
among us in the
100 Years of Missionary Benedictine
Presence in our beloved Philippines.
We remember with gratitude the first five
German Benedictine Sisters who
stepped on the Philippine soil on the
Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.
We thank you for the past; and today, we
Bless our lay mission partners, our
our students and their parents, our
and friends who generously share in their
and their gifts of mind and heart, bringing
peace and joy to all.
Inflame us with Your gift of compassion
so that all people especially the lonely,
the poor and the unloved may continue
to find a sanctuary of love in our hearts.
In gratitude to You for all that has been,
may we embrace the challenges of the Cross.
May we gather the concerns and aspirations
future generations and pass on to them the
A radical return to the Gospel values of
love of God, neighbour,
reverence for all
self-donation, forgiveness and
reconciliation, poverty for
the kingdom and
passion for justice and
Through the intercession of St. Benedict
St. Scholastica, may our lives of prayer
become a song of praise to the glory of
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.