On May 23, 2015, Maryridge, Tagaytay City, had the blessing of the elevator, a precious gift indeed of Dr. Celestine Dizon or fondly called Sr. Cel and the Celestino-Maria Dizon Foundation Inc. Sr. Cel, friend and benefactor of the Good Shepherd Sisters has been part of the 103 years history of the congregation in the Philippines.
Maryridge is known to be a place of healing and renewal. Because of its closeness to nature, the beautiful surroundings of Maryridge has attracted students, families, retreatants and people in need of care and shepherding. But because the Chapel is located on the second floor, the elderly and senior sisters, guests and retreatants find it a real challenge to climb the stairs. And there is a third floor too to reckon with.
The lift in British english or elevator in American english is indeed a felt needfor a long time and our friend Sr. Cel made it possible. The Maryridge community echoes the French proverb that St. Mary Euphrasia used to quote, “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” This gratitude will be echoed by all those who will use the elevator, a wonderful gift indeed, and raise a prayer of thanks to God for all those who shared His abundant blessings. May all experience the fullness of life!