At 5:15 in the afternoon, all present were gathered at the exact spot where the late Fr. Donelan SJ, (former AIM chaplain) heard the voices of the street children who were sleeping under his air conditioning unit outside his room and was inspired to do something to help them. This is to remember our humble beginnings and thank God for realizing His dream of Hope for children at risk.
A ritual dance to offer the portrait of Blessed Laura Vicuña and Fr. James Donelan with the children of LVF taken in the early 90’s was rendered by the girls of Laura Vicuña Center.
Flowers were offered and everyone was blessed by Fr. William Kreutz, SJ who also officiated the Thanksgiving mass at 6:00 in the evening. Sr.Marivic Sta. Ana, FMA gave her words of gratitude on behalf of LVF.
The celebration concluded with the viewing of LVF@25 exhibit and a simple salu-salo provided by AIM benefactors.
Our sincerest thanks to all the people who graced the occasion and for those who joined us in prayers. All the glory is Yours our Almighty Father. Thank you for blessing our journey with the young people all through these years.