THOMASIANS were urged to emulate St. Thomas Aquinas’ passion for truth, faith and learning during the Eucharistic celebration for the feast of the University’s patron saint on Thursday.
UST Vice Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. reminded Thomasians to be aware of the truth with the help of the Holy Spirit in the time of fake news on social media.
“The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth and St. Thomas admitted [that] every truth regardless of who said it comes from the holy spirit,” Ang said in his homily at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Church.
In reference to the image of St. Thomas Aquinas, Ang said the dove near his ear symbolizes his passion for truth, which is inspired by the Holy Spirit.
With the spread of fake news, Ang urged everyone not to spread false information because it might cause “irreparable damage to someone’s self-esteem and reputation.”
Ang also emphasized the importance of education in seeking the truth and the “magnificent passion for faith.”
The University will celebrate St. Thomas’ feast day on Jan. 28, with the theme, “Non Nise Te, Domine (Nothing but Thyself, Lord): Celebrating with St. Thomas Aquinas the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons.”