Last January 2011 the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas celebrated its 400 years. We were lucky to witness this important event. Founded on April 28, 1611 by archbishop of Manila Miguel de Benavides, it is the oldest university in the Philippines and in Asia and is one of the world's largest Catholic universities. UST is the only university to have been visited by two popes three times: once by Pope Paul VI on Nov. 28, 1970, and twice by Pope John Paul II on Feb. 18, 1981 and January 13, 1995
In Dec 1911, 100 years ago UST celebrated it's 300 years anniversary. These postcards captured how it was celebrated back then.