GUIGUINTO, Bulacan, Dec. 8, 2016 – The Immaculate Conception Major Seminary in this town opened on Dec. 4 “MASDAN: Si Hesus sa Mukha ng mga Pilipino”, a photo exhibit featuring different “faces of mercy”, in the light of Jesus’ call to see Him in the least, the last, and the lost.
“Photography is really about capturing the moment… and then trying to see where God enters into the picture,” said Sem. Allem James Alba, head of Iubilaeum Photography, the group behind the exhibit.
Aiming to present the different realities of poverty yet also depicting the presence of God in Filipino society, the exhibit featured photographs taken by seminarians with an inclination to photography.
Alba added, “We wanted to showcase not only the talents of seminarians but also to see the Church’s response to the mission of helping the poor today.”
This exhibit has become a timely conclusion to the recently closed Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, about which Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter Misericordia et Misera said, “We have celebrated an intense Jubilee Year in which we have received the grace of mercy in abundance. Like a gusting but wholesome wind, the Lord’s goodness and mercy have been poured out upon the entire world. Because each of us has experienced at length this loving gaze of God, we cannot remain unaffected, for it changes our lives.” (Misericordia et Misera, 4).
MASDAN 2016 will run from Dec. 4 to 12 at the Graduate School of Theology Building, Immaculate Conception Major Seminary.
Photographs will be up for bidding during the said week. For inquiries, interested parties may see the Facebook page MASDAN 2016. (Kendrick Ivan B. Panganiban / CBCP News)