BACOLOD CITY – September 10, 2017, Oratory of St. Nicholas of Tolentino – Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon, SDB, DD., congratulated the UNO-R community for a culture unique only at UNO-R. A culture of silence, prayer, participation, and serenity during Eucharistic celebration. The Bishop noticed that there is always this beautiful experience at UNO-R when there are spiritual activities. He commended the Religious and Lay administrators, faculty and staff and students for this beautiful experience that is really conducive to prayer. He encouraged the community to share this with other communities.
The Bishop noted that the theme on holiness speaks of the real character of UNO-R. Interiority and prayer are manifestations of holiness. It is one’s capacity to be holy like God, who is holy. Bishop Buzon shared that God is love and that everything we do, as we aspire to be holy, should be founded on LOVE. However, he reminded everyone that love has two faces – the tender and the rough. He shared that the former face is very easy but the latter is a little bit hard. This is the love that makes one grow.