Monday, February 13, 2012

Where have all the classics gone?

Dr Abe V Rotor
St Paul Novitiate ruins circa 1949

St Paul University QC, then a Novitiate of the Sisters of St Paul of Chartres, was occupied by the Japanese during the second world war and served as a garrison. The main building was burned down before liberation. A war memorial stands on the campus to signify this inglorious part of Philippine history.

But, like a Phoenix bird rising from the ashes, the ruin transformed into a school, now a member of a university system.

Here the finer side of life - the antithesis of war, is shown through the arts - music and drama.

Group Violin Rendition

School String Orchestra

Shakespearean Drama

NOTE: These photos were provided by Sister Sarah Manapol, SPC, and were enhanced by today's computer editing.

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