Mascari to Thomasians: Seek truth in Christ
ST. THOMAS Aquinas’ “love for the pursuit of truth which is Christ” should be a model for Thomasians.
Rev. Fr. Michael Mascari, O.P., Socius of the Master of the Order of Preachers for Intellectual Life told the Thomasian community during the mass in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas at the Santissimo Rosario Parish, Tuesday morning.
“Nothing was of any account compared to Christ,” he said, highlighting Thomas’ “profound and intimate love for Jesus.”
Mascari emphasized UST and the Dominicans’ goal, pointing out to “instilling the pursuit of truth to the students for the students to seek the truth which is Christ.”
He also challenged the Thomasian community to be, like Thomas Aquinas, seekers of truth.
“The challenge is to pursue the truth of the Gospel and dialogue with others, not only with scholars who have expertise in different fields but with all people in your country. These include government and business leaders, but especially those who have no voice: the unemployed, the hungry, the homeless,” Mascari said.
Before the final prayer, Mascari praised UST’s faith, describing it as “especially strong.”
UST is named after St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of schools and universities, who’s feast day is celebrated every 28th of January.