In 1980, monthly Catholic Life-in-the-Spirit Seminar (CLSS) of the Foundation was moved to the Folk Arts Theater (FAT) at the CCP Complex, Pasay City, because the venue on Strata 2000 Building could no longer accommodate the increasing number of participants.
About twelve thousand people witnessed and experienced the tremendous outpouring of the Holy Spirit during the first CLSS held at FAT.
The following day, the Pope delivered a message at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
He next addressed the Filipino youth at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), telling them that “[t]he Church is not frightened at the intensity of your feeling. It indicates pent-up energy, which of itself is neither good nor bad, but can be used for good causes or for bad.” The Pope also addressed the poor in Tondo and later proceeded to Manila’s Rizal Park where he beatified Lorenzo Ruiz and other martyrs who were persecuted in Japan in the 17th century.
Some time later, as more people came to be led back to the Lord Jesus Christ, the rally was held weekly. At this time, a friend gave him a magazine entitled “Jesus is Lord,” which quickly aroused his interest.
And so, he had to continue shelling out funds from his own personal earnings.Following this, even more people attended the succeeding seminars, so they had to be conducted in three shifts until the FAT itself could no longer hold the crowds.Consequently, the CLSS was held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, wherein close to twenty-five thousand people participated.And now the most eminent cardinals have called a new bishop of Rome. far, but always near in the communion of faith and the Christian tradition.I was afraid in receiving this nomination, but I did it in the spirit of obedience to Our Lord and with total trust in his Mother, the Most Holy Madonna.