Who is Xu Guang Qi?
In the light of our Golden Jubilee Celebration, the school wanted to give its faculty and staff a chance to revisit the 6 C’s and to familiarize themselves with Xu Guang Qi and Fr. Mateo Ricci, S.J. Thus, for the first time this school year, all Xavier faculty and staff gathered together last November 13, 2006 for a spiritual growth activity.
Fr. Art Borja, S.J., School Chaplain, led the group in prayer. Then, Fr. Johnny Go, S.J. began the session by giving a simple 6 C’s Quotient (CQ) Test where the participants were asked to identify which C is being promoted by each of the 12 statements in the test. To the director’s delight, the teachers and staff’s scores reflected that they know their C’s well.
Fr. Go spoke more about the C’s, Quang Qi and Fr. Ricci, before everyone viewed the life of Xu Guang Qi.
Just after the break, the faculty and staff were tasked to identify how the different C’s were manifested by Guang Qi, as well as Fr. Ricci, in the film. Grouped according to a pre-assigned C, most participants expressed their appreciation of getting two know Guang Qi and Fr. Ricci. Many of them shared their admiration of the two persevering men.
Right after lunch, the participants were also given time for reflection. This time in smaller groups, they were encouraged to have a more personal sharing on how the morning’s discussion and the film moved or inspired them.
For almost 50 years now, Xavier School has taken pride in its vision of producing “MEN FULLY ALIVE ENDOWED WITH A PASSION FOR JUSTICE AND THE SKILLS FOR DEVELOPMENT!” A sure way to maintain this tradition for the next fifty years is for each of the faculty and staff to understand and embrace the values of the 6 C’s: Conscience , Character , Compassion , Culture , Community and Competence .
Just as Xu Guang Qi and Fr. Mateo Ricci, S.J. exemplified how it is to be a man of the 6 C’s, may this Golden Jubilee Year grace each one of us wisdom, openness and courage to live the 6 C’s.
Let your Light Shine!!!!
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