St. Catherine Educational Institute, to which St. Catherine University belongs, was established due to the work of three missionary nuns from the Province of Our Lady of the Rosary of St. Dominic in Manila. They arrived via Taiwan, in Matsuyama, Ehime prefecture in 1924. Seeing the need for girls’ education, they opened the first Catholic mission school, Bizen Women’s School. These first missionary nuns established an educational institute that became St. Catherine Educational Institute in 1961. To commence the celebration of the 100th anniversary of St. Catherine Educational Institute, St. Catherine University held the “John Paul II Museum Exhibition” in its Alberto Carpentier Gallery.

The Opening Ceremony of the “John Paul II Museum Exhibition” was held on September 22, 2023. The day began with a brass band performance by students and faculty of St. Catherine High School, followed by remarks from the organizers and guests, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and other events. This exhibition was the only one of its kind to be held in the four prefectures of Shikoku Island. A special exhibition of the words of Alberto Carpentier was also held. 

Source: SCU