The exhibit is open to the public until February 6, 2015. Due to popular demand, the Office of the President and Chancellor of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde is happy to announce the extension of the exhibit “Sagrestia: The Sacristy of the Papal Entourage for the 2015 Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines”.
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Room 808, 8th floor of the Angelo King International Center (AKIC)
With the blessings of the Vatican and in cooperation with the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, the exhibition features the various vestments, vessels, linens and liturgical books used by the members of the Papal Entourage. The highlights of the exhibit are the skull cap, Book of Ceremonials, and chalice used by Pope Francis during his Holy Mass at the Manila Cathedral last January 16, 2015.
The members of the Papal Entourage celebrated private daily masses at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Star for the entire duration of their stay at Hotel Benilde. For this purpose, the room in front of the Chapel was transformed as a temporary Sacristy for the Papal Visit. The Sacristy is a room where sacred vessels, linens, books, vestments and all else necessary to perform the sacred functions of the Church are kept. It is also the place of preparation for the clergy, and as they have obligations to fulfill both before and after the celebration of liturgical services. The Sacristy is, by its nature, a holy place. (Credits: Dennis Sebastian Hotel Benilde, text from OPC, CIC Benilde)
During their stay, the high ranking Cardinals were having an average of 5 masses a day in this Chapel. Come and make a wish!