150-year old women's University in Naga kicks off 3-day fest | BICOL TODAY

150-year old women’s University in Naga kicks off 3-day fest

Photo courtesy OF USI

By Joey Natividad

CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – Grand celebration of Universidad de Sta. Isabel (USI) 150th anniversary starts today, April 10.

USI is the oldest school for women in the country and Asia that was founded by Catholic Bishop Francisco Gainza on April 12, 1868, and ran by nuns of the Daughters of Charity until now.

At 7:30 am, Catholic un Sor Lourdes Albis, USI president, leads rededication of Vincentian Heritage Park; 8:30 am, opening mass at university chapel by Msgr. Rolando Tirona, D.D., Archbishop of Caceres (Naga City), concelebrating with other parish priests in the city.

Thereafter, various campus activities will be held, and on 5:30 pm, cocktails for students and faculty.

Tomorrow Wednesday, 2nd day, 7:30 am to 1 pm, a reenactment of the first arrival of the ship of nuns belonging to Daughters of Charity at Pasacao beach, about 15km west of Naga, passage to Camaligan, and met by then Bishop Francisco Gainza in 1868.

In the afternoon, USI will launch its history book by Professor Danny Gerona, Ph.D.

Also awarding of recognition to outstanding alumni/alumnae. [BicolToday.com]

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