Caritas Christi urget nos!
February 3, 2018 – SPUP Graduate School organized an academic convocation as culminating activity for Pauline Ethics Classes. Held at the Our Lady of Chartres Chapel, Fr. Andreas Bergmann, SJ (Graduate School Visiting Professor) delivered a lecture on “Retracing Shared Heritage: From Chartres to SPUP.” Fr. Bergmann, specialized on the history and aesthetics of the Cathedral of Chartres, led the students to appreciate art as an essential element in learning Faith.
Referring to the Cathedral of Chartres, he stressed that art contributes to the sanctity and beauty of the Cathedral. Through skilled use of proportion, shape, color, and design, he emphasized that art unifies and helps integrate the Cathedral with actions of worship and prayer. Thus, the Cathedral expresses the wholeness, harmony, and radiance of the profound beauty of God.
As he willingly answered questions and listened to audience’s reflection, he highlighted that SPUP’s OLC Chapel symbolizes the University’s faith in Christ and fidelity to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church. According to him, the OLC Chapel is the most sacred place on campus, a venue for the community to meditate and contemplate life’s events in the light of truth and faith in God.
The convocation was facilitated by Mr. Moises Calucag and was attended by the SPC Sisters and Pauline Ethics Students.The activity culminated with a Mass presided by Fr. Bergmann.
(In SPUP Graduate School, Pauline Ethics as a subject is meant to lead non-SPUP graduates to witness the Paulinian core values, learn the SPC educational ministry and imbibe SPUP’s vision-mission in their professional undertakings.)