This is my beloved high school… If it was up to me, I would love to have stayed and graduated here. Isn’t it cute that Mother Candida is talking like our adorable mommy saying, “My Sons and Daughters, Come Home !”.
|I was Visitor # 12|
My visit was a perfect timing. The showroom was set up. Most of the students are having their exams. So I was free to roam the place and take lots of pictures.
After I got pass the lobby, I saw this welcoming message. I’m home.
Then I proceeded to the exhibit of memorabilia. I was happy to see my English teacher and everyones’ favorite, Sir Cequina. He happily gave me a tour of the showroom.
I was so amazed how all the stuff were preserved immaculately. It was like every bits and corners are really there and telling me all their stories.
Here are one of the photos in the exhibit… Like!
Here are parts of the room- at a glance. It was so jam-packed with memories and it was beautifully arranged.
These are some religious relics they preserved….
Here are the suitcases the sisters used upon arriving here in Iloilo City to start the congregation. It was filled with pictures, old and new.
There were a lot of pictures plastered on the wall. It is nice to see familiar faces. My dear classmates, if you look closer I think you can see yourselves in some of the pics, hehe…
And yes, in 2005, the high school department was opened for boys. I agree with school’s decision to go co-ed. It’s good that young girls are able to know how to interact with young men in these stages.
I remember this. This is a cover in the big musical production, “The Foundress”, about the life of Mother Candida. I was part of the choir. It was a great show. All were original lyrics and music. We all memorizes the songs because they were all so beautiful lyrics and score. I even used one of the songs here when I was asked to sing a bit before they choose me to represent my class in the intramural singing contest.
This wall are for all of the collection of graduation souvenirs and programmes. It’s all here.
It is nice to see that CHJ is recycling. Look at that globe thing filled with plastic cups. Creative! Go CHJ! Go Green!
St. Candida was beautified last 1996 by the late Pope John Paul II then she was canonized last October 17, 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI.
I then proceeded one of my favorite place in the school.
The Chapel. I love attended the daily 6AM mass here with the sisters. This was my sanctuary. This was my place where I go to when I arrived in school and when I want to spent some quiet time with the Lord.