Cardinal Tagle (center) receives award from Chairman of the USLS Board of Trustees Joey Ledesma (Left) and USLS President Br. Raymundo Suplido, FSC (Right)
Cardinal Tagle giving the homily during the Thanksgiving mass for Catholic teachers
His Eminence during the open forum
The Lasallian community together with Cardinal Tagle
His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila received the Fides Award during the conferment rites held at the USLS Coliseum on January 26.
Gracing the conferment rites were public officials, the USLS community, religious congregation and guests.
“It is very humbling to be given this recognition for faith”, Cardinal Tagle expressed as he received the award.
The conferment rites were followed by a thanksgiving mass for Catholic teachers where Cardinal Tagle shared his love for teaching saying, “Teaching is one part of my life that is so difficult for me to give up.”
Cardinal Tagle encouraged everyone to teach with patience just as Jesus the rabbi had, and explains that “teaching is a path to sanctity- a path to holiness” and that in teaching, “the person always matters”.
The Cardinal then had an agape lunch with the public officials, religious congregation and USLS administrators and staff at the Santuario De La Salle with the food prepared by the Institute of Culinary Arts De La Salle- Bacolod students.
The lunch was followed by a sharing session where Cardinal Tagle shared his experiences with Pope Francis during his Papal visit in the Philippines.
Following the sharing session was an open forum.
The Fides award, the highest Lasallian recognition, is awarded to individuals and institutions who have greatly contributed to the faith and service of religious education, the church and the promotion of the principles of peace and justice.