Monday, May 16, 2016

The Libraries Conducts a One-Day Spirituality Formation Seminar



Sixty (60) library personnel attended a one-day spirituality formation seminar entitled “Spirituality in the Workplace: Realizing the Value of Work and Self for Others” held at St. Scholastica’s Center for Spirituality, Tagaytay City on 12 May 2016.  This seminar was organized by the Libraries to deepen the faith-life and Lasallian identity of the library personnel as well as to encourage them to have the right motivation to value their work, workplace and self.  Fr. Francis Xavier R. Salcedo, the former chaplain of DLSU and a faculty member of Theology and Religious Education Department  was invited to be the resource speaker. 

The seminar was divided into three sessions, namely: 1) Spirituality of work and work life balance; 2) Stewardship and Finding Life’s Purpose and Meaning;  and 3) Spiritual Leadership and Accompaniment in the Workplace. Lectures were delivered with video presentations to further enhance the learning experience.  F. Salcedo also invited the participants to reflect on each topic to understand the importance and relevance of spirituality and work life balance as they perform their jobs and support their families. In one of the activities, participants were asked to evaluate the most important thing in their lives, their priorities, and things that they are thankful for.  At the end of the sessions, two participants were requested to share their reflections with the group.  
The ambiance of the venue was very inviting to relax and keep calm while exploring the retreat grounds during the breaks.  The culminating activity ended with a mass officiated by Fr. Salcedo. 

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