In Photo: Marian images displayed inside the UST Museum for the Gratia Plena Marian Exhibition present since September 8
By Ana Jacinta Olabre and Beatriz Decena
Thomasian students express their appreciation on relics of Mama Mary displayed inside the University of Santo Tomas Museum in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima and nativity of Mama Mary.
The Gratia Plena exhibit, a Latin phrase which means “full of grace”, opened on September 8 which featured different figures and paintings of Mama Mary.
Mae Severina, an 18 year-old CFAD Advertising major said Mama Mary’s apparitions to the faithful were made known to her through the exhibit.
“Masaya siya tignan. Lahat ng nakadisplay dito may memories, may stories,” she said.
Severina also said she realized that there were many faithful to Mama Mary who shared their figurines, pictures, paintings and stories with reverence and dedication.
Pharmacy student Jezreel Guce, 17, visited the museum with two other friends. She described the experience inside the exhibit as “beautiful”, “serene”, “safe” and “holy”.
Aside from figures, films about Mother Mary were also being shown to the visitors.
Another pharmacy student, Chiara Gatmaitan, 18, said that the exhibit is an honor for UST.
“Masaya ako kasi…nagkaroon siya [UST] ng opportunity na makuha or maka-visit dito yung relic ng Our Lady of Fatima…. Parang ang laking honor,” she said.
Raised as a devoted Catholic, she expressed her appreciation to Our Lady of Fatima.
“I love the story of Our Lady of Fatima. Sobrang fan ako non. Sana nga nandon ako,” she added.
Other images showcased in the exhibit were La Bambina Maria, Our Lady of Betlehem, Pieta, and Madonna.
The Marian Evangelization Community organized the exhibit in partnership of UST museum, which will run until October 14.
Aside from Thomasians, devotees outside the university are welcome to visit the Marian Exhibition.