Thursday, December 9, 2010
We had the Q-rosary event today for the celebration of the Feast day of the Immaculate Conception of Mama Mary. This holy and historic event was done in line with the Quadricentennial festivities that will take place as the Thomasians celebrate the 400th year of the Royal, Pontifical and Catholic University of Santo Tomas (oha! kumpleto, haha!). Around 20k+ people from the Thomasian community participated in this event. The community also aims to make it to the Guiness book of world records as the "largest human living rosary" to be formed. We formed the rosary around the campus with the cross formed at the Benavides monument in front of the Main Building, while the word "Ave Maria" formed at the field.
I arrived at UST early for our thesis so lucky for me that I wasn't caught up on the traffic on the way according to my classmate. We started to go to our designated beads around 2pm. While waiting, the marshalls gave away bottled water and "UST popcorn" from Chef Tony's that didn't reached us. haha! (thanks to our law prof that handed the popcorns to us after her class. wee! =]). Then around 3:45 we started the prayer with having a gospel and reading read after each mystery. It ended around 4:40 and a Holy Mass was celebrated at the Plaza Mayor afterwards.
UST @ night