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Crowning of Mary (May Queen and Attendants) Pictured left to right: Raemier Javelosa, Lincoln Budasi, Gabrielle Gonzaga, and Joie Rose Blas.

 

The Academy of Our Lady of Guam held its annual May Crowning on May 1, 2017 with Liturgy celebrated by Father Tom McGrath, SJ at the Cathedral-Basilica.  The custom and tradition of the May Crowning traces its origins to the Jesuits who celebrated this devotion since the 16th century. this annual event, which is a practice close to eh hearts of many devout Catholics, honors and celebrates Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth and the Mother of God. The Church considers it fitting that the month when Spring is at its full bloom, May, is an opportune time to be reminded of how we, too, can share the fullness and freshness of life through following the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary in her "Fiat" (her "yes"), allowing God's will unfold in her life.

 

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Fr. Paul Gofigan gives his homily during the Liturgy.

 

Marking the beginning of the Liturgical Season of Lent, the Academy of Our Lady of Guam joined the parishoners of Agana in Mass. Fr. Paul Gofigan spoke in his homily about ways to get closer to God during this Lenten season. He suggested praying "doorway prayers," where one would pray for someone or something every time they walked through a doorway. 

Students also brought in a variety of goods including food and personal hygiene/cleaning products to donate to the Traveling Pantry. The Traveling Pantry was launched by the Mercy Action Marianas in efforts to provide for those in the community in need of assistance. 

 

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Seniors help load donated goods.

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Academy of Our Lady of Guam "Walking Nuns" make sure everything is ready before taking to the streets of Agana to help the homeless. L-R standing: Stephanie Lorenzo, Elthea Miguel, Kateri Santos, Anya Alvarez, Aprilyn Thighthen,Sister Dorothy, Joie Blas, Karen Baluyot, Blaize San Nicolas, and Tonya McDaniel. Kneeling:  Ryleigh-Jeine Duenas

 

Since early this school year, Sister Dorothy Lettiere, RSM, and the AOLG members of the RSM (Responding to the Spirit of Mercy) Club, have taken to the streets of Agana to help those in need.

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Seniors Jaycie Chan and Serena Bordallo smile for the camera as they pass the front of the school.

 

Academy students joined the island in honoring our patroness at the annual Santa Marian Kamalen December 8 procession in Agana. We pray that our Blessed Mother continues to watch over us and protect our islands from natural disasters. 

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