Last September 3, Hanns Seidel Hall of the DCB was turned into an art gallery when UA&P launched “Blessings,” a multi-media exhibit on Bishop Alvaro del Portillo.
The artists—Joseph Stephen Apsay, Robert Besama, Jood Clarino, Michael Munoz, Paolo Icasas, Celso Pepito, and Paul Eric Roca—rendered their artistic interpretations on the life of Bishop Alvaro. These interpretations were based on the biography Alvaro del Portillo: Bishop Prelate of Opus Dei written by Salvador Bernal. Bishop Alvaro was the first successor of St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei.
The ceremonial ribbon was cut by Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Luis Antonio Calvo, Vice Grand Chancellor Msgr. Carlos Estrada, Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Placido Mapa, UA&P President Dr. Jose Maria Mariano, and Mrs. Arline Hernandez of Educhild Foundation. His Excellency, Most Rev. Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, D.D., Diocese of Pasig also graced the occasion.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Mariano recalled how Bishop Alvaro’s visit to then-CRC in 1987 became one important inspiration in converting CRC to UA&P and how he remains for many in the University to be “a teacher from whose life we can draw enlightenment and determination.”
“Blessings” can be viewed at the Hanns Seidel Hall at DCB and will run until September 30.
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