Welcoming Remarks for the Stage Presentation on Gabriel Taborin at GTCD on November 24, 2011
Good evening dear guests, brothers, faculty, staff and students,
Welcome once again to GTCD for our annual fiesta!
This gathering is to honor the life and accomplishments of Ven. Bro. Gabriel Taborin.
He shared with us his brothers some basic advices for a fruitful and fulfilled life; Let me share with of them that, if applied can make the life of each one of us meaningful:
The first:Brothers, be men of prayer. On prayer lays that the foundation of our Institute. Prayer will also be one of the most important columns to sustain it.
The second: « One of the main purposes of our Institute is the education of youth in schools. Let us cultivate with intelligence and care this beautiful parcel entrusted to us in the field of the Father, because it is an issue of great importance to form good Christian, good citizens for the Church and for the country and candidates for heaven!
The third: There is a price to pay to be a good religious, we can add, a good priest, husband, wife, young man… But remember: if being good here on earth will cost you something, it will be consoling, at the end of our life, to die knowing that heaven will be forever our reward!
The students of GTCD every year since 2001 prepare a stage presentation, as a fruit of their reflection on the life of Gabriel Taborin.
We usually start to practice at the beginning of the 2nd sem. around November 10 and in a very short span of days we have to come up with a decent presentation. We hope you will appreciate our effort and sustain the performers with your generous applause.
Once more thank you for joining us and may the example of a life dedicated to God inspire our pilgrimage here on earth!