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Looking back in time

Date: March 7, 2017Posted by: Marionette Martinez

Betty Ann Besa-Quirino (AB 1977), shared this bit of nostalgia:

I found the souvenir program of the Golden Jubilee Celebration (50th year) of SPCM among my mom's things.

This was the event where she was the recipient of the Fleur-de-lis Award on December 1, 1962.

I scanned the inside pages, which show her award and the seating arrangement of the other awardees.

Sr. Lilia asked if I remember my mom’s batch so when I was reading the program, I saw the name of Ms. Clara Oben-Corpus (also a Fleur-de-lis awardee for establishing the Mother Butler Guild). I recall that mommy mentioned Clara was her classmate in elementary.

Also, re my mom's papal award. My sister made a correction. My mom was awarded the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

We have her medal at our home in Tarlac. I found photos of her during the investiture in Manila with the Papal Nuncio at that time, but there are no captions.