Exhibit of Blessed Pope John Paul II at UST
A commemorative exhibit on Blessed Pope John Paul II will be opened on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 4:30 in the afternoon, at the UST Museum, Main Building of the University of Santo Tomas. The exhibit on the saintly pontiff who visited UST in 1981 and 1995, is a fitting tribute by the Pontifical University to the Pope, which incidentally, coincides with its preparations for the concluding program to end its yearlong celebration of its Quadricentennial anniversary and the activities that will usher in its 401st year.
The exhibit, which runs until February 10, 2012, consists of precious photos, documents and memorabilia on the life of the Blessed Pope; his journey as a priest from Poland to becoming the Bishop of Rome and the World; his new way of governance through travels in faith to 129 countries in five continents, and from the Chair of St. Peter; his thoughts as a Shepherd; his elevation from an altar to the altars, and the memorable visits to UST.
The exhibit is made possible through the collaboration of the Archivo de la Universidad de Santo Tomas; UST Offices of the Secretary General, Public Affairs, Educational Technology Center; Facilities Management Office, UST Theological Society, UST Faculty of Philosophy Students’ Forum, and the UST Museum.
The exhibit echoes the journeying Pope in his address:"I am here to know you. I must say that my affection for one and all is great. I am sure that I can help you, at least in some way…"and the world’s faithful can say…"to the gate of heaven."