In line with the week-long commemoration of the 27th death anniversary of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, the Arrupe Office of Social Formation organized Love Stories: Wanderers and Watchers of the night at Finster Auditorium last February 7.
“Love Stories: Wanderers and Watchers of the night, is we wanted to create an avenue where the all-encompassing driving force talaga or why people do what they do, and that’s love, that’s the basic teaching of Christ,”
Love Stories invited guest speakers to share their experiences and stories of the majestic feeling of love. Also, Ateneans presented their own pieces of spoken word poems in front of the crowd.
Mariel Alonzo as the event’s first speaker presented her piece ‘Isang Daang Excuse Letters para kay Mariel: Excuse letters as love letters for the LGBT and IP communities and the delayed’
“I learned that we are weak, sometimes, strong, sometimes we break down, and sometimes, we stand up,” she added.
Lemuel Manalo, an environmental researcher of Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) and Ateneo alumnus shared his advocacy and experiences on environmental conservation.
Fr. Ulysses Cabayao, SJ shared inspiring love stories with the gist ‘Love that makes other loves possible’.
“Eventually, when you speak of love, it is this love that only you and God would understand. And that unconditional love enables you to love the world unconditionally,” He explained.
The series of events in commemoration of Fr. Arrupe, SJ will continue until Friday.