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Tag: April 15, 2009

UST promotes Taize

THERE’S a new kind of prayer in town.

Taize, a decades-old form of ecumenical worship, is fast gaining a strong following from the Thomasian community courtesy of the services organized by the Center for Campus Ministry twice every month.

Born in and named after a town in France in 1940, Taize puts premium on community prayer and encourages members to “never fear to rise to meet the dawn, praising, blessing, and singing Christ your Lord.”

Matute, Tagalog writer, teacher and first Palanca winner; 94

AWARD-WINNING Tagalog writer Genoveva “Aling Bebang” Edroza Matute passed away during her sleep last March 21. She was 94 years old.

Tourism elevated to college

BECAUSE of its “aggressive” networking, award-winning students, and faculty members with master’s degrees, the University has upgraded the three-year-old Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management into a college.

The creation of a new college was announced by Secretary General Fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P. in a memorandum last Feb. 16, following the approval of the Board of Trustees in a meeting with the Academic Senate last Jan. 20.

Pope calls for ‘new feminism’

THE VATICAN called on women to safeguard life and human rights so as to ensure the future of humankind. The call was made in line with the celebration in March of World Women’s Month.

Describing life “in its most vulnerable stage,” Pope Benedict XVI urged women during the international congress, “Life, Family, Development: The Role of Women in the Promotion of Human Rights,” last March 23, to embrace a “new feminism” with the power to “transform culture, imbuing it with a decisive respect.”

Christ’s last words ring true

CHIRST’S horrific death should gloriously conquer the world.

This is the message of Siete Palabras, the Catholic tradition during the Lenten Season of reciting the Seven Last Words of Christ before His death, said Fr. Nilo Lardizabal, O.P., provincial secretary and Siete Palabras 2009 host.

“Horrific because we saw in it the anguish and pain of someone who loved us yet we fail to love that person back in many instances,” Lardizabal said in an e-mail. “Glorious because it was through such death that he conquered the sin of the world.”