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Tag: September 9, 2005

The Italian sculptor with a Filipino soul

THE NAME Francesco Riccardo Monti may not ring a bell. But in this month’s exhibit at the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences, the photographs of the Italian sculptor’s works— the massive sculptures atop the UST Main Building, the bust of St. Thomas Aquinas in the mezzanine of the same building, the relief murals on scenes in Philippine history at the lobby of the Far Eastern University’s administrative building, and the cast of St. Dominic de Guzman at the Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City, among others—remind people of his importance to modern Philippine art.

Not only on Sundays

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” - 2 Chronicles 7:14

DOES the country have a place in our lives?

Biblical pool found

ANOTHER site assumed to be purely Biblical is now proven to be rooted in history.

The Pool of Siloam, where Jesus miraculously healed a blind man as documented in the Gospel of John, was first discovered by workers repairing a damaged sewer line in the Old Jerusalem late last year. Recent developments in excavation have further authenticated the spot.

Upon the discovery of the pool’s three flights of stone stairs providing an easy access to water, Eli Shukron of the Israel Antiquities Authority said he was “100 per cent sure it was the Siloam pool.”

UST holds pastoral assembly

TO REALIZE better the vision of the Archdiocese of Manila as a community of faithfuls working together as an active part of the Roman Catholic Church, Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales will head the first Manila Archdiocesan General Pastoral Assembly (MAGPAS) on October 21-22 at De La Salle Greenhills with the theme “MAGPASalamat sa Diyos, MAGPASaya ng kapwa, MAGPASimula ng bagong pangarap at MAGPASahan ng ala-ala’t mga kwentong parokya.”

Chem Eng’g Society holds quiz bee

TO PROMOTE the University among high school students as having a reputable school of engineering, the Chemical Engineering Society (CES) of the Faculty of Engineering (Engineering) organized the Young Engineers Quiz 2005 last Aug. 22 at the Medicine Auditorium.

Cancer institute established

FATHER Rector Tamerlane Lana, O.P. led the groundbreaking ceremonies for the construction of the Benavides Cancer Institute of the UST Hospital’s ambitious program to make UST a center for cancer treatment and research in the country.

Health Sec. Francisco Duque III, a UST alumnus, called the cancer institute “a dream that has come of age,” during the groundbreaking rites last Sept. 2. Every cancer specialist’s dream will now be fulfilled, said Dr. William Olalia, UST Hospital (USTH) chief operating officer.

Mother of Refuge

IT IS only fitting to crown a mother who has shown unconditional love to her children and has protected the defenseless and forsaken.

Fourteen years after the coronation of Our Lady of the Abandoned in Sta. Ana, Manila a replica of the Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados in Spain, another canonical coronation event will take place on Oct. 23 as Pope Benedict XVI approved the crowning of the Our Lady of the Abandoned in Marikina City.

In the footsteps of the mother

GLORIOUS processions and feasts in honor of the Virgin Mary in full regalia are much celebrated events in the country. Not only do the festivities reflect the Filipino Catholics’ ardent devotion to Mary, they also prove the impact of this devotion local culture and spiritual life.

In a country where over one-fourth of all parishes have the Virgin Mary as the titular patron, Filipinos have become accustomed to several Marian images and titles which are venerated in certain localities and provinces and adopted as patron in Catholic schools and religious congregations.

Ang UST Hospital pagkatapos ng giyera

PINSALA ang iniwan ng Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig sa bansa.

Bagaman mahirap ang kalagayan ng bansa nang panahong iyon, nagbukas ang Unibersidad hindi lang upang magbigay ng edukasyon kundi tulong sa mga nasalanta ng giyera sa pag-usbong ng UST Hospital.

Los Angeles CSI is Thomasian

Examining bodies and toxic substances may seem morbid, but for forensic scientists and medico-legal experts, this is their bread and butter.

As in the hit television series CSI (Crime Scene Investigation), forensic scientists and medico-legal experts deal with DNA fingerprinting, residue analysis, ricochet dynamics, among others, to prepare and preserve evidence to be used in court and other legal proceedings.