coming of the First Five German Sisters:
by Pramela Menghrayani, Grade 6, St. Odo
Grade 6 - St. Odo
As the saying
goes, “big things come from small beginnings.” From a small house
in Tondo to a big campus in Leon Guinto, St. Scholastica’s College
has grown immensely. No wonder there are lots of stories behind
it. Let’s try to find out.
Every year, we await the coming of September to watch the
reenactment of the coming of the first five German sisters to the
Philippines performed by selected students. I, myself, wait for
the restaging of this act. Back then, we watched the play but this
year, it is a
different situation – our batch will be part of it, and it is
spread the message about the coming of the Benedictine Sisters.
Indeed, this year's reenactment was a
better one, with new details like who sent them and why they were
sent here in our country.
I found out that the boat they rode in to Manila was named S.S. Tean.
One more thing was that they stopped over in Hong Kong before
proceeding to Manila. Right now, I am satisfied with what I have
learned, but still am hungry for more facts about the five sisters. I
feel honored receiving a Scholastican education, and will continue to
treasure the moments I spend in my Alma Mater, especially this journey
I had in Drama in Education as I played “señor”, one of the
benefactors of St. Scholastica’s College in Moriones, Tondo way back
[click photo to enlarge]
first five German Benedictine sisters and the people of Tondo
"Doñas" and fishermen
Script and direction by
Mrs. Filomena S. Callo,
September 13, 2005