Tuesday, July 28, 2009


She was beloved to all Viannistas and by all priests whom she knew. She was beloved to everyone as a great educator and philanthropist. Above all, she was beloved to everyone as a great mother and a woman of faith. On the night of 24 July 2009, after a period of illness, Madame Laureana Rosales went home to her Creator. For many, it was quite a shock and sad news. For she was always known to us, despite her age, as a vibrant and energetic woman, always into many things, especially helping people. For Vianney, in particular, Madam, was most beloved, not only for her financial assistance to the Seminary, but also for her motherly concern. She was always anxious about the welfare of the Seminary; always concerned that the formation of future priests is not hampered or hindered by lack of financial resources. And so, even if she was also in financial straits at times, having had many projects of her own, she never wavered in her support of the Seminary. And so, as she leaves us (interment is on Wednesday, 29 July), we shall treasure her memory as one of the pillars of the Seminary. Madam, may the Lord be gracious to pardon your shortcomings--for who does not have them?--and grant you eternal rest in the loving arms of the Father. We will surely miss you. Paalam.

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