2010, December 2. Ateneo de Manila Class '60 Golden Jubilee
Amstar Company, Inc. Perf. 14.
Blocks of 4, Sheets of 40 (10 x 4)
"We stand on a hill, between the earth and Sky"
"Mary for you, For
your white and blue"
7p The Bell Ringers of GESU
Lay-out Artist: Victorino Z. Serevo
Design Coordinators: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak, Ambassador Jose A. Zaide
Designs: Provided for by the Class Representative Of Ateneo de Manila
High School Class ’60, Led by Atty. Jose Mario Bunag
First Day Covers: Manila & Quezon City
The Bell Ringers of the Gesu celebrate
their Golden Jubilee
By Jose Mario C. Buñag
A little more than 50 years ago, in
the afternoon of March 27, 1960, 195 young men gathered at the
Ateneo de Manila High School Covered Courts with their teachers,
parents and other guests and anxiously waited for their names to be
called to receive their
high school diplomas from the
principal, Rev. Herbert T. Kane, S.J. It was the culmination of four
years of grinding work and breaking out of adolescence.
Now, 50 years later they will
gather once more on Dec. 4, 2010 at the same Covered Courts to
reminisce, catch up with one another and try to relive what in
retrospect were all-too-short high school years.
Members of HS 60, together
with their batchmates in GS 56 and Col 64, donated the carillon at
the Church of the Gesu in 2004 in the ruby celebration of their
college graduation, and now on their
golden jubilee, have added more bells to fill up missing notes.
Hence, the monicker, The Bell
Ringers of the Gesu. (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=633950&publicationSubCategoryId=90)
The Church of the Gesù
is a landmark church of the Ateneo de Manila University campus in
the Philippines. Designed by Jose Pedro Recio and Carmelo Casas (Recio,
alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School and Casas obtained his
basic education from the Colegio de San Juan de Letran), the
edifice’s massive triangular structure symbolizes the Holy Trinity,
as well as the three-fold mission and vision of the school. Its
shape and design is also meant to suggest the outstretched arms of
the Sacred Heart. The site
has a total area of 10,200 square meters, and a seating capacity of
1,000 persons. One side
of the Church houses a side chapel dedicated to Mary in the mystery
of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the Ateneo de Manila and
of the Philippines, while another side chapel is dedicated to the
Sacred Heart of Jesus, a devotion committed to the Jesuits by the
appearances of Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary at Paray-le-Monial.