Tree Growing Activity: Engaging the Bedan Service Personnel in the
Benedictine Hallmark of Stewardships

      Dr. James Loreto C. Piscos

                The San Beda College-Manila and Rizal Campus had its one of a kind community involvement through a Tree Growing Activity held at the Tungtong Falls, Brgy. Dolores, Taytay, Rizal last October 1, 2014.

            This was a collaborative effort of the Office of the Vice President for Security and Services under Rev. Fr. Ephraem Molina, OSB, the San Beda Institutional Community Involvement Center, SBC-Rizal Social Action Program and the local government officials of Brgy. Dolores, Taytay, Rizal. There were 78 “environment warriors” who dirt their hands to place the seedlings on its proper location.


It was called TREE GROWING because the participants will not only plant a tree but ensure that such seedling will survive and become a tree through monitoring and coordinating with the local residents of the area.

The event also marked the active community involvement of the San Beda Service personnel imbibing in them the Benedictine hallmarks of stewardships and care for the environment.

            As a symbol of our solidarity with the earth and thanking God for all the blessings we enjoy in life, the delegates proceeded to San Beda College-Rizal campus where there was a ceremonial tree growing led by the school’s Vice-Rector, Rev, Fr. Paul de Vera, OSB, and a prayer presided by Dom Clement Ma. A. Roque, OSB invoking God’s Spirit in nature and the sustained energy He brought to our lives.



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