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In preparation for the feast of UST’s patron saint, St. Thomas Aquinas, on Jan. 28, the University will organize triduum prayers and Eucharistic celebrations from Jan. 25 to 27.

The triduum or the three days of commemoration preceding the feast will have the theme, “A Mind to Know You, A Heart to Seek You, Wisdom to Find You.” 

UST Santisimo Rosario Parish Priest Fr. Paul Reagan Talavera, O.P. will lead the first rosary and triduum prayers on Jan. 25 at 4:45 p.m. A Mass will be held after, to be led by College of Science Regent Fr. Louie Coronel, O.P. The first day will follow the theme, ““A Mind to Know You.”

The second day will follow the theme, “A Heart to Seek You.” UST Central Seminary Rector Fr. Quirico T. Pedregosa, Jr., O.P. will lead the rosary and triduum prayers, while Fr. Maximo Gatela, O.P. will celebrate the Eucharist.

UST Vice Rector Fr. Isaias Tiongco, O.P. will lead all activities on the third day, which will have the theme “Wisdom to Find You.”

Schedule of the University’s activities in preparation for the feast of UST’s patron saint, St. Thomas Aquinas, on Jan. 28. (Source: Office of the Secretary General)

All activities will be broadcast live via UST’s official Facebook page.

In a circular dated Jan. 15, Secretary General Fr. Jesus Jay Miranda, O.P. urged Thomasians to “virtually partake in the celebration as an expression of reverence and devotion to our inspiration and exemplar, St. Thomas Aquinas.”

“Please note too that as per the Academic Calendar, Thursday, 28 January 2021 is a no-class/no-work day,” Miranda emphasized.

St. Thomas, a Dominican friar, is one of the 33 Doctors of the Church and is hailed as the Catholic Church’s greatest theologian.

One of major his works was the unfinished Summa theologica, a compendium of the teachings of the Catholic Church on God, sacraments and purpose of man. 

He is the patron saint of Catholic schools and universities.



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