I feel so blessed to be one of the Thomasian Youth Particpants last January 18, 2015 during Pope Francis' Encounter with the Youth at my school, the University of Santo Tomas. "To date, the current location of UST in Espana, Manila has seen three papal visits—by Pope Blessed Paul VI in 1970 and Pope St. John Paul II in 1981 and 1995". This was the 4th and I am extremely grateful to be a part of history. :)))
From the ballet "Giselle", the willis are the ghosts of women dressed in white gowns. They are the young virgins who died before their wedding day. They can be seen as the evil female spirits in the ballet play. They are led by Martha (Myrtha) who is the queen of the willis. And Giselle is among them as seen in Act 2.
Yesterday, the Thomasian vounteers and the Thomasian Youth Participants had a dry-run. We also heard mass. I feel so blessed already and I can't wait for Pope Francis' Encounter with the youth tomorrow at UST!!! :)
This Christmas gift shop is so wonderful I'm not sure if it's just for show or if it's open to the public to enter and shop! But I'm guessing it's just for photo-taking, unfortunately.