Despite the strong rains and howling winds that accompanied Typhoon Goni (locally known as Typhoon Ineng), the launching of the FSP exhibit, A Journey of Faith: 100 Years of Bringing the Gospel to the World, took place as scheduled on 21 August 2015. Many courageous people defied the forces of nature to be present for this event commemorating the Congregations Centenary of foundation.
Fr. Alex Bautista, Chairman of the Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church in the Tarlac diocese and curator of the exhibit, explained how the exhibit came about and how it recounts the Congregation’s journey of faith from its birth up to the present through pictures, video and audio resources. Sr. Ann Marie Nemenzo, fsp, the exhibit’s graphic designer, poured all her creativity and talent into the project, creating an astounding and pleasing interplay of colors. Sr. Noemi Vinoya, Provincial Superior, said that “the principal aim of the exhibit is to thank the Lord for the particular mission entrusted to our Institute as envisioned by our Founder. Putting up this exhibit allowed us to revisit our past, look at the present and strain forward to the future.”
Two FSP General Councilors, Sr. Shalimar Rubia and Sr. Lucia Kim, who were present for the occasion, did the honor of cutting the ribbon to open the exhibit. Also present for the event was Fr. Valdir José De Castro, SSP Superior General, and many Pauline brothers and sisters from nearby communities. The exhibit, which is open to the public, will run for one year.