THE UNIVERSITY called on the Thomasian community to pray the “Litany of Gratitude after the Covid-19 Pandemic,” provided by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), from Feb. 11 to 22.

The litany replaces the oratio imperata or obligatory prayer for Covid-19, released in March 2020 and revised in February 2021.

“[T]he University is, once again, one with the CBCP, but now, in thanking God ‘for reminding us of the fragility of life’ and ‘for the gift of newly discovered medicines and vaccines,’” the Office of the Secretary General stated in a circular issued on Feb. 7.

Thomasians may recite the litany during Masses, recollections, retreats, and special occasions until Ash Wednesday on Feb. 22, the circular added.

The UST Communications Bureau will provide an audio-visual presentation of the prayer, to be shown during Masses. 

Msgr. Bernardo Pantin, the CBCP secretary general, released the litany on Feb. 2 during the bishops’ 125th plenary assembly. 

CBCP President Bishop Pablo Virgilio David said it was a form of encouragement for Filipino Catholics to regain a sense of normalcy amid the continuing threat of the pandemic. Allyssa Mae C. Cruz


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