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Pope Francis: Ministries of lector and acolyte to be open to women
Vatican News 11 January 2021
Pope Francis changes the Code of Canon Law to institutionalize what is already allowed in practice: the access of lay women to the service of the Word and the Altar. The Pope explains his decision in a letter to Cardinal Ladaria.

Pope Francis changes church law, formally allows female altar servers
Jan 11, 2021 Reuters
Pope Francis, in another step towards greater equality for women in the Roman Catholic Church, on Monday, January 11, changed its law to formally allow them to serve as readers at liturgies, altar servers and distributors of communion.

The Video: Pope officially allows women to take on roles of "lay ministries" such as acolytes
Jan 11, 2021 ROME REPORTS in English

What is an encyclical in the Catholic Church?

An encyclical is an official document sent by the pope to all the bishops of the world, focused on a particular Catholic doctrine.


The highest liturgical rank of a feast in the ecclesiastical calendar. Besides the movable feasts such as Easter and Pentecost, fourteen solemnities are celebrated in the universal Church, namely: Motherhood of God (January 1), Epiphany (January 6), St. Joseph (March 19), Annunciation (March 25), Trinity Sunday (first after Pentecost), Corpus Christi (Thursday after Trinity Sunday), Sacred Heart (Friday after the second Sunday after Pentecost), St. John the Baptist (June 24), Sts. Peter and Paul (June 29), Assumption of the Blessed Virgin (August 15), All Saints (November 1), Christ the King (Last Sunday of the ecclesiastical year), Immaculate Conception (December 8), and Christmas (December 25). (Etym. Latin sollemnis, stated, established, appointed.)

Proper solemnities
There are also solemnities not inscribed in the General Roman Calendar, which are observed in particular places, regions, churches or religious institutes. The optional memorial of Saint Patrick on 17 March is a solemnity in Ireland, the memorial of Saint Josemaría Escrivá on 26 June is a solemnity within the prelature of Opus Dei, and the optional memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on 16 July is a solemnity for the Carmelites.

The Indwelling of the Trinity
Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction

What animates Christian Contemplation is the most beautiful and intimate mystery of the universe — the Glory out of which all things visible and invisible have issued forth.
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (Latin: Trinitas, lit. 'triad', from Latin: trinus "threefold") holds that God is one God, but three coeternal and consubstantial persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit

Pope at Audience: Prayer opens us to the Trinity
Christopher Wells 03 March 2021
At Wednesday’s Audience, Pope Francis says we have access to the Trinity through prayer, thanks to Jesus.

Trinity Sunday
is the first Sunday after Pentecost and celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
also known as the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, which translates from Latin to "Body of Christ." This feast originated in France in the midthirteenth century and was extended to the whole Church by Pope Urban IV in 1264. This feast is celebrated on the Thursday following the Trinity Sunday or, as in the USA, on the Sunday following that feast.

The Video: June 6, 2021 Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Vatican News - English
Mass presided over by Pope Francis

Roman Catholics mark Solemnity of Corpus Christi today
June 6, 2021 Christina Hermoso
The Roman Catholic Church commemorates Sunday, June 6, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in remembrance of the institution by Jesus Christ of the Holy Eucharist to His apostles during the Last Supper.

Transfiguration of the Lord
On August 6, we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
In the New Testament, the Transfiguration of Jesus is an event where Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain. The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36) describe it, and the Second Epistle of Peter also refers to it (2 Peter 1:16–18). It has also been hypothesized that the first chapter of the Gospel of John alludes to it (John 1:14)

Transfiguration of Jesus

The Video: Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, mass
Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu August 6, 2021


Apostolic Letter
Patris Corde of the Holy Father Francis
on the 150th Anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church

The Video: The Pope explains new letter about St. Joseph
Dec 9, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English


Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”
Vatican News 08 December 2020
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from today, 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.

The Video: Pope declares Year of St. Joseph “to implore his intercession and imitate his virtues”
Dec 10, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English

33-day spiritual preparations for national consecration to St. Joseph begin
April 5, 2021 Christina Hermoso
The 33-day spiritual preparations for the National Day of Consecration to St. Joseph had begun and will feature daily reflections to deepen the faithful’s understanding and faith to St. Joseph.
Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas said the 33-day spiritual preparation for the National Day of Consecration to St. Joseph aims “to highlight the example of St. Joseph as a model husband to Mary and as a father to Jesus.”

Let us be inspired by St. Joseph in the synodal process
Alessandro Gisotti 12 October 2021
In an interview with Vatican media, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of People, talks about his devotion to St. Joseph in this Special Year dedicated to the holy figure, and says we can all find inspiration in his virtues

Papal Nuncio to celebrate first Pope's Day Mass in PH on June 29
June 28, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino

Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Charles Brown will preside over his first Pope’s Day Mass in the country on Tuesday, May 29.
The Archdiocese of Manila said the Church celebrates Pope’s Day in honor of the Supreme Pontiff’s many contributions to the enrichment of Catholic faith.

Feast of Saints Peter, Paul observed as Pope’s Day on June 29
June 28, 2021, Christina Hermoso
Four feast masses will be celebrated Tuesday, June 29, at the Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Poblacion, Makati City, in solemn observance of the joint feast day of the pillars of the Catholic Church – Saints Peter and Paul, traditionally celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church as Pope’s Day

Pope Francis reflects on Holy Family at Sunday Angelus
Vatican News 27 December 2020
During his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis announces a year to study more deeply the content of the Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris laetitia” during his reflection on the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
We too, said Pope Francis, “are called to rediscover the educational value of the family unit.” Families, he said, must be founded "on the love that always regenerates relationships, opening up horizons of hope.”
Pope Francis invited everyone “to take part in the initiatives that will be promoted during the year, and that will be coordinated by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family, and Life.”

The Videos: Pope's messages about the family for year of Amoris Laetitia
Dec 28, 2020 and Jan 3, 2021 ROME REPORTS in English

A special year to bear witness to family love
Adriana Masotti 27 December 2020
The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is proposing spiritual, pastoral and cultural initiatives to accompany families in the face of contemporary challenges. The project is intended to support parishes, dioceses, universities and ecclesial associations in celebrating the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family,” which has been announced by Pope Francis.


Fratelli tutti,” the new encyclical by which Pope Francis wants to heal the world
Oct 3, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English



October 3 2020 Holy Mass and signing of the Encyclical Pope Francis - 2 Videos
Oct 3, 2020
From the Sacro Convento (Franciscan Friary) in Assisi, Celebration of Holy Mass presided over by Pope Francis, and the signing of the Encyclical "Fratelli tutti" on Saint Francis's tomb

Pope signs new Encyclical "Fratelli tutti" on St Francis's tomb in Assisi
Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp 03 October 2020
On the anniversary of St Francis of Assisi's death, Pope Francis celebrates Mass before the Saint's tomb and signs his Encyclical "Fratelli tutti".
Pope Francis went on Saturday to Assisi for the fifth time during his pontificate. There he signed his new Encyclical Fratelli tutti, before the tomb of St Francis of Assisi, after celebrating Holy Mass.

4 October 2020 Conference on the Encyclical Letter “Fratelli tutti”
Oct 4, 2020 Vatican News - English
From the New Synod Hall in the Vatican, Conference on the Encyclical Letter "Fratelli tutti" by Pope Francis on fraternity and social friendship
5 keys to understand “Fratelli Tutti,” Pope Francis' new encyclical
Oct 4, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English
He asks for recognition of the dignity of each person, in order to build a more just world.
In his third encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti,” meaning “Brothers all,” the pope compiles and categorizes the main proposals of the social discourses of his pontificate, in Rome and during his trips.

Cardinal Tagle reflects on "Fratelli tutti" in Caritas webinar
Vatican News 12 November 2020
Speaking during a Caritas Internationalis webinar, Cardinal Tagle, President of the confederation, invited all the faithful to read the Holy Father's new encyclical in order to learn to love concretely, universally and without bias.

Cardinal Bo: “Fratelli tutti” talks to Asia at crucial crossroads
Robin Gomes 14 October 2020
The president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) writes to his fellow bishops on the relevance of Pope Francis’ encyclical, "Fratelli tutti", in the current Asian context and looking to the future.

Pope introduces his new Encyclical after Angelus
Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp 04 October 2020
Pope Francis himself introduces his new Encyclical "Fratelli tutti" after the recitation of the Angelus, and announces he is giving it as a gift to those present in the square.

Highlights from presentation of “Fratelli tutti”
Compiled by Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp 04 October 2020
Various people from different cultural backgrounds presented Pope Francis’s new Encyclical “Fratelli tutti” in the Vatican’s new Synod Hall on Sunday.

“Fratelli tutti”: Long summary of Pope Francis's Social Encyclical
Isabella Piro 04 October 2020
Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. With an emphatic confirmation of a ‘no’ to war and to globalized indifference.

“Fratelli tutti”: Short summary of Pope Francis's Social Encyclical
Isabella Piro 04 October 2020

Looking at others as brothers and sisters to save ourselves and the world
Andrea Tornielli 04 October 2020
The message of Pope Francis’s new social encyclical: no one is saved alone. It proposes a fraternal society so that society is not overrun by war, hatred, violence, indifference and new walls.

What Francis might mean by ‘Fratelli Tutti’
Carmen M. Nanko-Fernández, 3 October 2020
If you want to understand Pope Francis, it helps to know tango, soccer lingo, and colloquial Argentinian Spanish. Making sense of Francis, I propose, also requires an ability to think in hyperlinks.
In other words, what he says opens paths to multiple references that further enrich and expand possibilities for interpretation. Francis plays with language and space.
This is clear from the fact that his first trip outside of Rome was to Lampedusa, and most recently, in the title of his forthcoming encyclical, Fratelli tutti, to be signed in Assisi at the tomb of St. Francis.

Before release of encyclical 'Fratelli tutti', pope draws a sketch of post-COVID world
Francis has used his Wednesday general audience the past several weeks to offer his vision of creating a better world after the pandemic
Loup Besmond de Senneville Vatican City September 30, 2020
Pope Francis these past two months has been trying to answer a thorny question that all of humanity must grapple with as it seeks to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic: how do we build a better, post-COVID world?

An encyclical for all brothers and sisters
Andrea Tornielli 16 September 2020
While waiting to know the contents of the document, there has been some discussion about the title and how to translate it inclusively. An encyclical, though, is per se a universal text, and Pope Francis truly wants to speak to the heart of each and every person. The Holy See Press Office announces that the text will be published on 4 October.

Whatever it is, title of new papal encyclical not ‘anti-feminist’
Elise Ann Allen Sep 9, 2020
Fratelli Tutti has been literally translated from the Italian into “All Brothers” in English, with some arguing that the phrase is exclusive of women. However, one person who has worked on translating Vatican and papal documents has said the choice of the title has little to do with sensitivities but is the result of standard Vatican protocol.

Feast of Saint Vincent Ferrer
April 5, 2021 Christina Hermoso
Roman Catholics honor today, April 5, the life and works of Saint Vincent Ferrer, who is regarded as the greatest Dominican preacher.
The Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer, a Pontifical religious institution, as well as several parishes and seminaries in many parts of the world including the Philippines, will hold commemorative masses in honor of the well-loved Spanish priest.
In the country, holy masses in his honor will be offered in Tanauan, Leyte; Bool District, Tagbilaran City; Jamindan and Casanayan, Capiz; Leganes, Iloilo City; and in Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental.

Bayambang's St Vincent Ferrer statue

Archdiocese of Manila scraps fees for baptisms, Mass intentions
Mar 25, 2021 Paterno R. Esmaquel II

'Let this be one of the legacies of our quincentennial celebration for the arrival of the Christian faith in our country,' says the activist Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Manila
The Archdiocese of Manila took a bold move on Thursday, March 25, and abolished fixed rates for baptisms, confirmations, and Mass intentions, giving teeth to one of the long-envisioned reforms in the Philippine Catholic Church.

Ut unum sint (Latin: 'That they may be one')
is an encyclical by Pope John Paul II of 25 May 1995.

Ut Unum Sint was the first encyclical ever devoted exclusively to the ecumenical imperative. In this groundbreaking exercise of the papal magisterium, Pope John Paul affirmed that the ecumenical commitment made at Vatican II was irreversible. He taught his fellow Catholics that the quest for Christian unity ought to be sustained both internationally and in the local churches

Pope renews ecumenical commitment on anniversary of Ut unum sint
Christopher Wells 25 May 2020
In a letter marking the 25th anniversary of Saint John Paul II’s landmark encyclical “Ut unum sint”, Pope Francis calls for a renewed commitment to ecumenism

A prophetic encyclical: 25 years of Ut unum sint
Sergio Centofanti 25 May 2020
A passionate appeal to all Christians to respond to Jesus’ prayer for the unity of His disciples: Pope John Paul II’s Encyclical helps us to see the reality of today’s Christian communities with a renewed ecumenical commitment

Theology of Pope Francis
is a description of his pronouncements and statements on Christian beliefs and practices. The focus here is on salient features, what he emphasized during his pontificate, as distinct from his time as Jesuit provincial or as archbishop in Argentina. He is the first member of the Society of Jesus to be appointed Pope of the Catholic Church.

Vatican releases series on the theology of Pope Francis
12 March 2018 - with Video
A series of books, entitled “Theology of Pope Francis”, has been released by the Vatican Publishing House (LEV). Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, the Prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for Communication, who presented the series, speaks about it.

The Video: Who has most inspired Pope Francis' philosophy?
Aug 15, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English

Lectio Divina
In Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism, or Anglicanism Lectio Divina (Latin for "Divine Reading") is a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God's word. In the view of one commentator, it does not treat scripture as texts to be studied, but as the living word.
Traditionally, Lectio Divina has four separate steps: read; meditate; pray; contemplate. First a passage of scripture is read, then its meaning is reflected upon. This is followed by prayer and contemplation on the Word of God

The Video: Pope Francis explains the practice of “Lectio Divina”

Cardinal Tagle: Pope Francis reveals "his passion for mission"
27 May 2020

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, grants an interview to Vatican News' Alessandro Gisotti to explore key elements of Pope Francis' recent message to the Pontifical Mission Societies.

New Directory for Catechesis is “a joyful event in the life of the Church"
Vatican News 25 June 2020
The Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelization presents the new Directory for Catechesis during a press conference held in the Vatican on Thursday.

New Directory for Catechesis released
Vatican News 25 June 2020
The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization releases a new Directory for Catechesis, providing guidelines for the Church’s mission of proclaiming the Gospel through catechesis and evangelization.

Pope Francis: ‘death penalty inadmissable’
After an audience with Pope Francis earlier this year, and following his approval, the Vatican’s CDF says it has made changes to the CCC on the death penalty according to which capital punishment is inadmissible.
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Letter to the Bishops regarding the new revision of number 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the death penalty


Death penalty 'inadmissible' in Catholic teaching update
Agence France-Presse August 02, 2018

The update to the Catechism text also says the Church will 'work with determination' for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide

House OKs death penalty

Bishop calls for setting up of Confradias de San Roque in every diocese
August 18, 2020 Christina Hermoso

Diocese of Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David has called on archdioceses and dioceses around the country to set up a “Cofradias de San Roque,” a group of faithful devotees of the popular saint, who is venerated as the patron saint against the plague.


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Youcat for Kids gives easy explanations for questions about faith
Feb 21, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English


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Catholic Church needs to help ‘deepen’ PH democracy
Feb 28, 2021 Jezreel Ines
After defending democracy in EDSA exactly 35 years ago, the Catholic Church now needs to help deepen the Philippines’ gains from the People Power Revolution of 1986, an expert said.
“Defending is just a first step. Deepening is a different story, and that is the challenge to our church these days,” said Arjan Aguirre, political science professor from Ateneo de Manila University, in an online forum titled "Usap-Usapang Kalayaan: Conversations on Freedom” on Wednesday, February 24.

Prelate laments prohibition on religious gatherings under GCQ
March 22, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
Caloocan Bishop Pablo David lamented the decision of the government to prohibit religious gatherings in Metro Manila and other areas especially during Holy Week.

Bishop David hits gov't: You lock down churches but allow gyms, spas?
Mar 22, 2021 Robbin M. Dagle
'May God have mercy on your souls!' says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David after the government banned religious gatherings in NCR Plus during Holy Week

HOAX: ‘Pope Francis called Duterte a blessing, a good leader’
June 27, 2018
The video in the blog post is an April 2 CNN Philippines newscast that reported on Duterte and Pope Francis’ separate Easter Sunday messages. The Pope does not mention Duterte at all

Duterte: Skip priests, go straight to God
Pia Ranada February 08, 2017
The President continues his word war against Catholic church leaders. While he mistrusts priests, he says he has a 'deep and abiding faith in God.'

Palace to Church: Don't be 'adversarial' when criticizing Duterte
Pia Ranada January 26, 2017
'While the government is open to criticism, it would appreciate if it were not adversarial and coming from a moral high horse,' says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

Duterte to Catholic church: You're full of shit
Pia Ranada January 24, 2017 - with video
'Pareho pala baho natin,' says President Duterte about Catholic Church bishops whom he accuses of sexual escapades and corruption

Should the Catholic Church shut up?
Jayeel Serrano Cornelio January 24, 2017
The Catholic Church is now under attack. President Duterte, Mocha Uson, and their many allies have rallied together to shame religious leaders.
The President questioned the clergy's moral ascendancy in the midst of corruption and sexual abuse. In her viral column, Mocha Uson suggested that the CBCP is the anti-Christ.

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Join the Mass for the Philippines led by Pope Francis at 5 pm (Manila time) on Sunday, March 14
The Mass is held right at Saint Peter’s Basilica.
No less than Pope Francis, fondly called “Lolo Kiko” by Filipinos, is leading a Mass in Vatican City to celebrate the 500th year of Christianity in the Philippines. The Holy Father will be joined by Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, the pope’s vicar of Rome, in the Eucharistic celebration.

Papal Mass booklet for 500 years of Christianity in the PH released by Vatican
March 13, 2021 Analou De Vera
A Mass booklet was released by the Vatican to mark the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines and will be used for the Papal Mass on Sunday, March 14.
“Published by the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, the booklet contains texts and songs in Italian, English, Filipino, Cebuano and Latin

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Why Do Bishops Wear Purple and Cardinals Red and the Holy Father White?

FAST FACTS: What Pope Francis wears
Reynaldo Santos Jr. Jan 14, 2015 - Pope Francis is often described as very simple with his choice of vestments

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Metropolitan Archdiocese
In the Latin Church, an ecclesiastical province, composed of several neighbouring dioceses, is headed by a metropolitan, the archbishop of the diocese designated by the Pope. The other bishops are known as suffragan bishops.
The metropolitan is obliged to request the pallium, a symbol of the power that, in communion with the Church of Rome, he possesses over his ecclesiastical province.

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HolyFamilyFdL Apr 11, 2017
Fr. John Mitchell of Holy Family Catholic Community in Fond du Lac discusses the meaning behind the various vestment colours.

The vesting of the Bishop for the Pontifical Mass
Direto da Sacristia Oct 29, 2018

Vesting of a Catholic Priest
Luna Feb 14, 2016

2017.06.29 Holy Mass with the imposition of the Pallium
Pope Francis presides over the Holy Mass with the imposition of the Pallium on the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul

2018-06-29 Holy Mass with Blessing of Pallia
St. Peter's Square - Holy Mass with Blessing of Pallia for new Metropolitan Archbishops, presided over by Pope Francis, on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles


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The papal tiara
a crown that was worn by popes of the Catholic Church from as early as the 8th century to the mid-20th. It was last used by Pope Paul VI in 1963 and only at the beginning of his reign.
From 1143 to 1963, the papal tiara was solemnly placed on the pope's head during a papal coronation. The surviving papal tiaras are all in the triple form, the oldest being of 1572.
A representation of the triregnum combined with two crossed keys of Saint Peter continues to be used as a symbol of the papacy and appears on papal documents, buildings and insignia.

List of papal tiaras in existence

The day the pope gave up his papal tiara to feed the poor
Zelda Caldwell Aug 19, 2018 - with Slideshow
In 1964 Pope Paul VI abandoned the tradition of wearing an ornate, bejeweled crown.

These Videos: The Papal Tiara and The Papal Tiara: Its History & Disuse

The Use of the Pallium

“The symbolism of the pallium is even more concrete: the lamb's wool is meant to represent the lost, sick or weak sheep which the shepherd places on his shoulders and carries to the waters of life.”

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Vatican News 29 June 2019

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How Do Cardinals Choose Which Hat to Wear?
Forrest Wickman March 12, 2013

One-hundred-fifteen Roman Catholic cardinals locked themselves up in the Vatican today to select the church’s next pope. In pictures of the cardinals, they were shown wearing a variety of unusual hats. How do cardinals choose their hats?

The Mitre
or miter is a type of headgear now known as the traditional, ceremonial headdress of bishops and certain abbots in traditional Christianity. Mitres are worn in the Catholic Church.
In its modern form in Western Christianity, the mitre is a tall folding cap, consisting of two similar parts (the front and back) rising to a peak and sewn together at the sides. Two short lappets always hang down from the back.
In the Catholic Church, ecclesial law gives the right to use the mitre and other pontifical insigna (crosier, pectoral cross, and ring) to bishops, abbots, and cardinals and those canonically equivalent to diocesan bishops who do not receive episcopal ordination.
A square cap with three ridges or peaks on its upper surface, worn by clerics of all grades from cardinals downwards.

The biretta may be used by all ranks of the Latin clergy cardinals and other bishops to priests, deacons, and even seminarians (who are not clergy, since they are not ordained). Those worn by cardinals are scarlet red and made of silk. After the Second Vatican Council the ceremony of giving the galero to cardinals was replaced with giving the biretta. The biretta of a bishop is amaranth in color, while those worn by priests, deacons, and seminarians are black.
The pope does not make use of the biretta.

The zucchetto
meaning "small gourd", from zucca, "pumpkin" is a small, hemispherical, form-fitting ecclesiastical skullcap worn by clerics of various Catholic churches, the Syriac Orthodox Church, and by the higher clergy in Anglicanism. It is also known by the names pilus, pilos, pileus, pileolus (pileolo), subbiretum, submitrale, soli deo (solideo), berrettino, calotte (calotta)
Clerical clothing
is non-liturgical clothing worn exclusively by clergy. It is distinct from vestments in that it is not reserved specifically for services. Practices vary: is sometimes worn under vestments, and sometimes as the everyday clothing or street wear of a priest or other clergy member. In some cases, it can be similar or identical to the habit of a monk or nun.
In modern times, many Christian clergy have adopted the use of a shirt with a clerical collar.

Dress of Roman Catholic Clergy
This article describes the forms of dress of the secular clergy of the Roman Catholic Church according to current ecclesiastical law and custom.

Footwear and its place in the Catholic church

The footwear of the Pope and the Clergy

Episcopal sandals

Papal shoes

Papal slippers


A crucifix (from Latin cruci fixus meaning "(one) fixed to a cross") is an image of Jesus on the cross, as distinct from a bare cross.
The crucifix is a principal symbol for many groups of Christians, and one of the most common forms of the Crucifixion in the arts. It is especially important in the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church.

Why Catholics have crucifix rather than cross
A question often posed by non-Catholics is, “Why do Catholics have a crucifix in your churches?” This is a very good question to ask! As Catholics, the crucifix plays a special role in the liturgical tradition of the Church.

A crucifix is commonly regarded as a depiction of the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion. As such, a representation of Jesus is placed upon a cross of similar proportions to those used by Romans during crucifixions. It can be represented in painting, sculpture, metalwork, and other material art forms.

The cross

found in many cultures and religions of the world, is an ancient human symbol that has become closely connected with the religion of Christianity, where it is associated with the crucifixion of Jesus.

The Sign of the Cross
August 14, 2018 Paul Inwood
Have you noticed how liturgical autopilot is creeping in? I’m talking about making the sign of the cross at the beginning of everything Catholic, no matter what it is. We all do it as a kind of Pavlovian manoeuvre, and in so doing we may be running the risk of starting to take this important symbol of being Christian for granted.

From Left to Right or from Right to Left? The Sign of the Cross
September 13, 2017 Liborius Lumma
Roman Catholics make the sign of the cross in the following order: The right hand moves from top (forehead) to bottom (chest) and then from left (left shoulder) to right (right shoulder). Most Eastern Christians do it in a different order: From top to bottom and then from right to left.

A pectoral cross

or pectorale (from the Latin pectoralis, "of the chest") is a cross that is worn on the chest, usually suspended from the neck by a cord or chain.

In the Catholic Church, the wearing of a pectoral cross remains restricted to popes, cardinals, bishops and abbots.

The modern pectoral cross is relatively large, and is different from the small crosses worn on necklaces by many Christians.
Most pectoral crosses are made of precious metals (platinum, gold or silver) and some contain precious or semi-precious gems. Some contain a corpus like a crucifix while others use stylized designs and religious symbols.

Liturgy - Definitions - Etc.

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Sacraments - etc.

Baptism (Binyag), First Communion & Confirmation

Prayers - Etc. in Filipino Sign Languages - FSL

Filipino Holidays - Culture, Rituals & Traditions

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Christ the King Sunday

On the last Sunday of the liturgical year, Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King
commonly referred to as the Feast of Christ the King or Christ the King Sunday, is a relatively recent addition to the Western liturgical calendar, having been instituted in 1925 by Pope Pius XI for the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church

A King with a heart
Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD November 22, 2020
Today is the Solemnity of Christ, the King of the Universe. In today’s Gospel (Mt. 25, 31-46), we hear of the final judgment wherein the Lord will separate those who will or will not enter His kingdom, based on what they did, or did not do to others. The bottom line is our compliance to our King’s commandment that we love one another.

Christ the King feast marked; Catholics end liturgical year
November 21, 2020 Christina Hermoso
As Roman Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of the Christ the King tomorrow, November 22, a Church leader highlighted the kind of king that Jesus is – a king who serves.


CBCP releases pastoral letter, asks for prayers against threats to freedom of expression
Jul 20, 2020 ABS-CBN News
The Catholic Church will cease to exist if it keeps silent on wrongs being committed, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines said Monday as the President's lawyer accused it of violating the Constitutional provision on the separation of the Church and State. Look also this article
PH Bishops: Church leaders not barred from expressing political opinions
Jul 20, 2020 ANC 24/7
Philippine Bishops insist the doctrine of separation of Church and State does not bar Church leaders from expressing political opinions -
that's after President Duterte's Chief Legal Counsel, Salvador Panelo criticized their Pastoral letter.
Senators defend right of church leaders to voice opinions on current issues
Jul 21, 2020 ANC 24/7
Several Philippine senators joined religious groups in defending the right of church officials to speak out on issues hounding the country.
This comes after the presidential chief legal counsel accused Catholic bishops of violating the constitutionally mandated separation of Church and State when they condemned some of the administration's recent moves

Church-State separation doctrine not breached by CBCP pastoral letter vs. anti-terror law, says Roque
July 20, 2020 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque believes that the most recent pastoral letter of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) does not violate the doctrine of the Separation of Church and State.

Holy Week in the Vatican with the Pope
Vatican News 25 March 2019

The Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff releases details of Holy Week 2019 ceremonies presided over by Pope Francis.
Holy Week this year begins on April 14th, Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord. It is also the 34th World Youth Day, which this year is celebrated at the diocesan level on the theme: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord: may it be done to me according to your word".


St. John Paul II’s relic gives message of hope, humanity to PH
Apr 7, 2017
Twelve years have passed since his death, but the presence and influence of Saint John Paul II in the hearts of the Filipino faithful is still very much alive today. Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO, with YUJI VINCENT GONZALES

Definition of Liturgy, leitourgia

Roman Catholic Mass, liturgy

What is a homily?

A homily is a commentary that follows a reading of scripture. In Catholic Churches, a homily is usually given during Mass

is an oration or lecture by a preacher (who is usually a member of clergy). Sermons address a scriptural, theological, or moral topic, usually expounding on a type of belief, law, or behavior within both past and present contexts. Elements of the sermon often include exposition, exhortation, and practical application. The act of delivering a sermon is called preaching.
Roman Catholic devotions

are "external practices of piety" which are not part of the official liturgy of the Catholic Church but are part of the popular spiritual practices of Catholics. Catholic devotions do not become part of liturgical worship, even if they are performed within a Catholic church, in a group, in the presence of a priest.

Bibles and New Testament - also in different languages of the Philippines - etc.

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FALSE: Pope Francis says bible is a 'dangerous' book
January 07, 2020

Pope Francis is quoted out of context. While he indeed said that the bible is a dangerous book, he was referring to Christians in some countries being persecuted because of owning one.

FALSE: 'Photo' of Pope Francis staring at a woman's chest
January 07, 2020
Pope Francis' picture is stitched with a photo of an Argentine model who has been shown in past manipulated photos with the Pope

The Two Swords of the Church
These two types of authority by the Church are symbolically represented by the two swords of the Gospel: “So they said, ‘Lord, behold, there are two swords here.’ But he said to them, ‘It is sufficient.’ ” Lk 22:38. The Church has the authority to teach doctrine, on matters of faith, morals, and salvation. But the Church also has temporal authority, so that She can make practical decisions, discipline needed to function as a Church within the world, as a Church whose members on earth are sinners.

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The Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate, ECBA

a pastoral commission of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) whose area of competence and service is the biblical-pastoral ministry in its five-fold ministries of:

Animating Biblical-Pastoral Formation, ABPF,
Organizing Bible Celebration, OBC,
Promoting Bible Translation, PBT,
Assisting Bible Production, ABP,
Coordinating Bible Distribution, CBD

First Bible in the Philippines now on display

Binuksan na sa publiko ang Bible Exhibit. Tampok dito ang iba-ibang klase ng Bibliya, kabilang na ang pinaka-unang bersyon nito sa Pilipinas. Inilunsad ito para sa pagdiriwang ng National Bible Week. Philippines, latest videos, bandila, Karen Davila, national bible week, bible, exhibit, first version, old version.

Jan 24, 2014

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Dilaab Foundation Inc., DFI/Dilaab

A CEBUANO translation of four gospels of the Holy Bible is now available to the public.

The popular edition can be bought for P150 at the Dilaab Foundation Office in the Seminario Mayor de San Carlos in Mabolo, Cebu City.

Interview with Dr. Melchor "Bong' Basalo

Christian Community Bible

to Download - also link to on-line versions

Philippine Bible Society


Audio Bibles for the People of Philippines

Many, many local languages e.g. Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilokano, Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) etc.

Filipino Bibles

Bibles in Your Language can help you find online, audio and print Bibles in the languages of the Philippines, including:

Cebuano Bibles
Pampango Pangasinan
Tagalog Bibles
Waray-Waray (aka Samarenyo)

Go Bible

Go Bible is a Free Bible viewer application for Java mobile phones
Download Bibles in different languages e.g. Bibles in Tagalog and Cebuano

THE ORDER OF MASS, Mass book - Masses - etc.

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Sacraments - Catechism - Blessings - Prayers - Prayer Book - Missal

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The Tridentine Mass
also known as the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), is the Roman Rite Mass of the Catholic Church
"Tridentine" is derived from the Latin Tridentinus, "related to the city of Tridentum" (modern-day Trent, Italy), where the Council of Trent was held at the height of the Counter-Reformation. In response to a decision of that council, Pope Pius V promulgated the 1570 Roman Missal, making it mandatory throughout the Latin Church, except in places and religious orders with missals from before 1370. Although the Tridentine Mass is often described as the Latin Mass, the post-Vatican II Mass published by Pope Paul VI and republished by Pope John Paul II, which replaced it as the ordinary form of the Roman Rite, has its official text in Latin and is sometimes celebrated in that language

The 1962 Roman Missal

New norms regarding use of 1962 Roman Missal: Bishops given greater responsibility
Vatican News 16 July 202
Pope Francis publishes a motu proprio on Friday to redefine the use of the pre-Vatican missal granting the decision to allow its use the local bishops. Groups attending the pre-Vatican liturgy must not deny the validity of the liturgical reform dictated by the Second Vatican Council and the magisterium of the Supreme Pontiffs.

The Video in the album Tridentine Mass: Tridentine Mass can only be celebrated with the bishop's permission, says the Pope
Jul 16, 2021 ROME REPORTS in English
Pope Benedict XVI had authorized the Tridentine rite to strengthen ties with traditional Catholics, but that was not the outcome.

My Discovery of the Traditional Latin Mass during Lockdown
Nicholas Orr March 10, 2021
Why the Traditional Latin Mass is important to me and it should be for you

Pre-Tridentine Mass
refers to the variants of the liturgical rite of Mass in Rome before 1570, when, with his bull Quo primum, Pope Pius V made the Roman Missal

Mass Guide in Bicol Dialect

Luz Tria, Sagnay, Camarines Sur

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This contains the new English translation of the third edition of The Roman Missal, in use as of 11/27/11.

The Basic Structure of the Mass has four parts: two main parts and two framing rites:
Introductory Rites
LITURGY of the WORD (Biblical Readings, Homily, Creed, Intercessions)
LITURGY of the EUCHARIST (Preparation, Eucharistic Prayer, Communion Rite)
Concluding Rites

New English Translation, Roman Missal, 3rd Edition

The New Mass

Order of a Catholic wedding Mass

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The Eight Beatitudes
The solemn blessings (beatitudines, benedictiones) which mark the opening of the Sermon on the Mount, the very first of Our Lord's sermons in the Gospel of St. Matthew (5:3-10).
The text of St. Matthew runs as follows:

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Verse 3)
Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land. (Verse 4)
Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted. (Verse 5)
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. (Verse 6)
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. (Verse 7)
Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. (Verse 8)
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Verse 9)
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Verse 10)

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The Third Beatitude
December 11th, 1873
C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)

The Video: Pope Francis explains the meek in the third beatitude
Feb 19, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English

Catechism - Blessings - Prayers - Prayer Book - Missal - Masses - Ceremonies etc.

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Prayer for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
Robin Gomes 23 July 2021
The Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life on Friday released the video-prayer for the Catholic Church’s first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be observed worldwide on Sunday, July 25. Download the Prayer

Pope dedicates world day to ‘forgotten’ grandparents
Agence France-Presse January 31, 2021
Pope Francis on Sunday announced a Catholic Church-wide celebration of grandparents and the elderly, to be marked each year in July.
“Grandparents are often forgotten,” the 84-year-old said as he led the weekly Angelus prayer from the Apostolic Palace, adding that “old age is a gift”.

Philippine Bishops hold prayer campaign to heal the nation
Robin Gomes 13 August 2020

The Catholic Bishops of the Philippines are calling for a massive, nationwide prayer campaign for the healing of the country and the end to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cardinal Tagle opens Holy Door, hits 'merciless' corruption
Paterno Esmaquel II December 09, 2015

'Without mercy, no church, no society, will ever be built up,' Cardinal Tagle says as he opens the Jubilee Year of Mercy
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Wednesday, December 9, opened the Holy Door of the Manila Cathedral as the Catholic Church begins its Jubilee Year of Mercy.

The Video can also be looked HERE

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Extraordinary Jubilee & The Global Holy Year Of Mercy

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The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ) is the Roman Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the reality of the body and blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God in the Eucharist known as transubstantiation.

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
Where the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ is not observed as a holy day, it is assigned to the Sunday after Trinity Sunday, which is then considered its proper day in the calendar

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2017.06.18 Mass on the Solemn Feast of Corpus Christi
Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass on the Solemn Feast of Corpus Christi, which is followed by the Procession to St. Mary Major and the Eucharistic Blessing.


(also spelled Candlemass), also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus and the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a Christian Holy Day commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple.
Many Christians (especially Roman Catholics Anglicans, Methodists, Lutherans, and Orthodox) also bring their candles to their local church, where they are blessed and then used for the rest of the year; for Christians, these blessed candles serve as a symbol of Jesus Christ, who referred to himself as the Light of the World.

The Virgin of Candelaria or Our Lady of Candelaria
In the Philippines, she is the patroness of Western Visayas region enshrined in Jaro Cathedral or the National Shrine of Our Lady of Candles under the Archdiocese of Jaro (with feast day every 2 February), and Barangay Tatala in Binangonan, Rizal, which celebrates her feast on the First Saturday of February. In Silang, Cavite, her feast is observed locally as a triduum from February 1 to 3, with February 2 kept as the actual feast day.

The Symbolism of Candlemas
February 2, 2017 Gretchen Filz

Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria de Jaro


A Special Birthday Tribute to the Blessed Mother
Sep 13, 2020 ANC 24/7

On September, 8th, we celebrate the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Her birth brought us the dawn of hope, and salvation to the world.
She was born without sin. She was full of grace, and definitely the favored one,
and so very blessed among women.
So she should be the sacred vessel and worthy Mother of the Son of God.

Catechism for Filipino Catholics
New Edition
with expanded Subject Index and Primer

by Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines

Catechism of the Catholic Church


Sacraments - Catechism of the Catholic Church
an album with "Catechism":
Catechism of the Catholic Church
CBCP Catechesis New English Translation of Roman Missal 3rd Edition. Uploaded on Feb 17, 2012

How and Why Catholics Make the Sign of the Cross

The text of the Sign of the Cross is very short and simple:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Is There a 'Right' Way to Make the Sign of the Cross?
ThoughtCo April 27, 2019

Sign of the cross


Pope Francis - Holy Mass for Consecrated persons 2019-02-02
Feb 2, 2019
From St. Peter's Basilica, Holy Mass for Consecrated persons marking the XXIII World Day for Consecrated Life

an act by which a person or a thing is separated from secular or profane use and dedicated permanently to the sacred by prayers, rites, and ceremonies.
Within the Roman Catholic Church, the act of consecration typically can be applied to a bishop, a fixed altar, an altar stone, a church, and a chalice and paten. The ordinary minister of a consecration is a bishop, while the ordinary minister of a blessing is a priest. At a consecration, holy oils are normally used; at blessings, customarily holy water.

The Roman Missal
RENEWED by Decree of the MOST HOLY Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican,
promulgated by authority of Pope Paul VI
AND Revised at the direction of Pope John Paul II.



The 4 canonical Gospels

St. John - St. Luke - St. Mark - St. Matthew

Tagalog Audio Bible

CATHOLIC PRAYER BOOKS - Mobile applications (App)

Liturgy of the Hours - Divine Office - Canonical hours

Liturgy of the Hours (Latin: Liturgia Horarum) or Divine Office (Latin: Officium Divinum) or canonical hours, often referred to as the Breviary, is the official set of daily prayers prescribed by the Catholic Church to be recited by clergy, religious institutes, and the laity. It consists primarily of Psalms supplemented by hymns, readings and other prayers. Together with the Mass, it constitutes the official public prayer life of the Church.

Discovering Prayer
An Introduction and Tutorial to the Liturgy of the Hours
Seth H. Murray

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The Divine Office

Fr Jeremy Driscoll, OSB explains the Liturgy of the Hours. Composed of Psalms, canticles, antiphons and prayers, the Liturgy of the Hours finds its historical roots in the ancient and venerable prayer of the synagogue.


The Liturgy of the Hours: What it is and how to pray it
Explanation of the Liturgy of the Hours (breviary, divine office...) - Captured Live on Ustream. Jan 4, 2014


How to Pray Liturgy of the Hours: Finding the right page!
daniellover667 wrote 10, 2011: Because Morning and Evening prayer changes every day/week, I made this video to help show you how to find the prayer of the day.


ANGELUS (Orasyon in Tagalog)

The Angelus, latin for angel, is a devotion in memory of the Incarnation

The devotion was traditionally recited in Roman Catholic churches, convents, and monasteries three times daily: 6:00 am, noon, and 6:00 pm, many churches still follow the devotion, and some practice it at home. The Angelus is usually accompanied by the ringing of the Angelus bell, which is a call to prayer and to spread good-will to everyone on Earth

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Regina Coeli - (tagalog)

or Regina Cœli "Queen of Heaven", is an ancient Latin Marian Hymn of the Catholic Church.
The Regina Coeli is sung or recited in place of the Angelus during the Easter season, from Holy Saturday through the Saturday after Pentecost.

Musika ni Peter Paul Diño Tabilin Apr 20, 2015

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The Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song (complete)
Nov 24, 2012

Look the full description of the video and how to order this video on DVD or CD

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Anima Christi
From the Collection of Prayers by St. Ignatius of Loyola

is an ancient prayer to Jesus in the tradition of the Catholic Church.

Artists: The Philippine Madrigal Singers
Music by: Jandi Aboleda

The sequence of sentences in Anima Christi have rich associations with Catholic concepts that relate to the Holy Eucharist (Body and Blood of Christ), Baptism (water) and the Passion of Jesus (Holy Wounds).

Look also HERE and the prayer text

Prayer - Filipino style Prayer - Filipino style
Prayer for Lent
February 28, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino

A priest from the Diocese of Tarlac has composed and released a prayer for Lent.
Father Melvin Castro of the Mater Dolorosa Parish in Tarlac posted the prayer “To Mary (Ad Mariam)” in his Facebook page last week.

Manila Archdiocese releases prayer vs death penalty
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila has released a prayer which aims to combat the reimposition of death penalty in the Philippines.

Beginning on Thursday, December 8, priests are encouraged to include the "Prayer Against the Death Penalty" in the Mass either after the post-communion prayer or as part of the Prayer of the Faithful.
The prayer is expected to be said during the entire Christmas season.

Cardinal Tagle releases prayer vs death penalty
Paterno Esmaquel II December 10, 2016
'Help us to work tirelessly against state-sanctioned death,' says the Archdiocese of Manila's prayer against the death penalty.

the Video: Church leaders oppose moves to revive death penalty
Dec 9, 2016

Filipino Debut Blessing
Fr. Wayne Negrete

Need a sample invocation prayer for a debut?

Debut, as in debutante? - Here's a sample of a prayer for the debutante

Wedding Ceremony Traditions

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from Latin: novem, nine is an ancient tradition of devotional praying in Christianity, consisting of private or public prayers repeated for nine successive days or weeks

How to Pray a Novena


Novena To Our Lady Of Perpetual Help

Fully Guided Novena


3 O'clock Prayer

habit shown on National TV in the Philippines before. All catholics schools in the Philippines stop their lectures for a while to pray the Divine mercy, most all malls do as well.


3 O'clock Prayer

Visayan - Bisaya

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The Lord's Prayer, Cebuano

The prayer that our Lord Jesus taught. In Cebuano with English subtitles


St. John Sahagun - Novena Prayer - Cebuano

Novena of St. John Sahagun Parish Toledo City, Cebu


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A Prayer For Overseas Filipino Workers - OFW

Batangueños offer a Subli prayer dance to calm down restive Taal Volcano
Jan 15, 2020

Subli musician Severino Cruzat talks about the traditional dance that's a form of prayer in times of celebration and desperation. They perform it at the Invencion dela Sta. Cruz in Alitagtag, Batangas, on January 15, hoping God would avert a feared explosive eruption of Taal Volcano.

This is a video in the album Taal Volcano Eruption in the album Taal Volcano and eruption in the album Volcanoes and WARNINGS about erupts in the album Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes etc.

Latin Prayers

Latin Prayers with English translations

Ave Maria (Hail Mary) - Pater Noster (Our Father)

Cebuano Prayer Book Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Original Cebuano Version)

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (English Translation)

Book of Blessings
The Book of Tobit
is listed as a canonical book by the Council of Rome (382 AD), the Council of Hippo (393 AD), the Council of Carthage (397) and (419 AD), the Council of Florence (1442) and finally the Council of Trent (1546), and is part of the canon of both the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Churches. Catholics refer to it as deuterocanonical.
Offertory (Offertorium)

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Funeral Prayers Funeral Prayers

Catholic & etc. religions

Catholic Online

Prayers for nearly all kind of situations, events, traditions

A Teachers Prayer



is a sunset evening prayer service in the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran liturgies of the canonical hours.

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2018-01-25 Pope Francis - Celebration of Vespers
From the Basilica of St. Paul's Outside the Walls - Pope Francis presides at the Celebration of the Second Vespers on the Feast of the Conversion of the Apostle Paul

House Blessings and the Removal of Spiritual Dirt

The focus of this article will be on Catholic house blessings that are performed in urban and rural areas of the Philippines.

One may assume that house blessings in the Philippines are merely another Catholic ritual left over from the Spanish Colonization.

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House Blessing
Filipino style

House Blessing Prayer

App of Blessings - Mobile applications (App) for iPhone

The FREE iPhone App containing all the blessings, organized exactly like they are in the Book of Blessings


A Fragment of the Ilocano Lord's Prayer, 1620, including an Introduction of the 1621 Dotrina Cristiana.
The Holy Rosary - Prayers - Etc.

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May 30 2020 Holy Rosary Pope Francis
May 30, 2020 Vatican News - English

From the Lourdes Grotta in the Vatican Gardens, Recitation of the Rosary led by Pope Francis.

Pope adds three new invocations to the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Vatican News 20 June 2020

“Mater misericordiae”, the Latin for “Mother of mercy”; "Mater spei", or “Mother of hope”; and “Solacium migrantium", or “Solace of migrants” are the new invocations to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Litany of Loreto, which is often recited at the end of the Rosary.

The Video: Pope Francis' three new additions to Litany of Loreto and what they mean
Jun 25, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English

Rosary Prayers in Different Languages also different languages of the Philippines

Pope Francis invites the faithful to pray the Rosary in October
29 September 2018

Rosarium - Rosary
The Rosary is perhaps the most popular non-liturgical prayer in the Latin Rite. It has appealed to people of all stations in the Church, rich or poor, educated or uneducated, religious or laity.

Rosary key to evangelization, helping families

Mary's Rosaries

Cebuano Rosary Prayers


How to recite the Holy Rosary

How to Recite the Chaplet of Mercy
The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades. The Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Faustina and followed by a closing prayer. Look also HERE

The Divine Mercy


in the album Rosary prayers - Etc.

Origin of the Holy Rosary

Introduced by the Blessed Mother to St. Dominic as "Angelic Psalter". Then Blessed Alan de la Roche called it "The Voice of the People is the Voice of God" which he later changed it to "ROSARY"... which means "Crown of Roses"


Rosary Prayers - How to pray


Digital rosary for learning to pray
Oct 19, 2019 ROME REPORTS in English
The new Rome Reports app is now available for Android and Apple


Many different Rosary prayers in different sub-albums e.g. also in tagalog


Tagalog Rosary (FULL Versions)

Sorrowful Mystery (Ang Misteryo ng Hapis)
Luminous Mystery (Ang Misteryo ng Liwanag)
Joyful Mystery (Ang Misteryo ng Tuwa)
Glorious Mystery (Ang Misteryo ng Luwalhati)

Includes pictures, prayer intention for each mystery, and bible verses for meditation. Also with: Memorare prayer, Immaculate Mother Song, and the Fifteen promises of the Rosary


The 4 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary
Joyful Mysteries, Sorrowful Mysteries, Luminous Mysteries and Glorious Mysteries...
Please pray the Holy Rosary everyday...


† The Complete Latin Rosary in Gregorian Chant - (Latin Rosarii)
Aug 20, 2015
The Complete Latin Rosary showing most of the worlds country's Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There were so many that not all fit on one rosary... But we all know All these Blessed Virgin Mary is only One Mary, the Mother of God and Our Mother.


Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary - mass
October 7, 2021
Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu

Feast of the Most Holy Rosary

The Feast of the Most Holy Rosary is celebrated on October 7 to honor the Virgin Mary as Queen of the Holy Rosary.
Filipinos have a special spiritual attachment to the Virgin Mary and the Rosary is a way of seeking her intercession. She is known by many names, and her shrine is found in provinces nationwide: Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan, Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran, Lady of Piat in Cagayan, Lady of Peace and Good Voyage in Antipolo City, Lady of Mt. Carmel in Lipa City, Ina Poong Bato in Zambales, Lady of Turumba in Laguna, and Lady of Holy Rosary La Naval de Manila.

the articles Our Lady of the Rosary

Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary

CBCP hits use of rosaries as politicians' freebies
Paterno Esmaquel II July 13, 2015

The head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday, July 13, criticized the use of sacred objects such as rosaries for "secular motives," as when politicians distribute these as freebies.

Sacraments - General

Look also Baptism (Binyag), First Communion & Confirmation

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Sacraments of the Catholic Church
What is the Holy Eucharist?

The Holy Eucharist is a sacrament and a sacrifice. In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Christ is contained, offered, and received.
The Eucharist also known as Holy Communion and the Lord's Supper among other names is a Christian rite that is considered a sacrament in most churches, and as an ordinance in others. According to the New Testament, the rite was instituted by Jesus Christ during the Last Supper; giving his disciples bread and wine during a Passover meal, Jesus commanded his disciples to "do this in memory of me" while referring to the bread as "my body" and the cup of wine as "the new covenant in my blood".

Letter to Bishops on the bread and wine for the Eucharist - Full text
The English language translation of Circular letter to Bishops on the bread and wine for the Eucharist
July 08, 2017

The bread used in the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharistic Sacrifice must be unleavened, purely of wheat, and recently made so that there is no danger of decomposition.

The wine that is used in the most sacred celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice must be natural, from the fruit of the grape, pure and incorrupt, not mixed with other substances.

A tabernacle
is a fixed, locked box in which, in some Christian churches, the Eucharist is "reserved" (stored). A less obvious container for the same purpose, set into a wall, is called an aumbry.
Within Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy and in some congregations of Anglicanism and Lutheranism, a tabernacle is a box-like vessel for the exclusive reservation of the consecrated Eucharist. It is normally made of metal, stone or wood, is lockable and secured to its altar or adjacent wall to prevent the consecrated elements within from being removed without authorization.
In the teaching of the Catholic Church, an indulgence (Latin: indulgentia, from indulgeo, 'permit') is "a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins".[1] The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes an indulgence as "a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and all of the saints"

The Video: Catholic Indulgences: Definition & History

Pope Francis to grant indulgence to church pilgrims
Philippine Daily Inquirer March 06, 2021
In line with the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, Pope Francis will grant a plenary indulgence to Catholics who make a pilgrimage to at least one of the jubilee churches.

List of Jubilee Churches as PH marks 500 years of Christianity
Mar 6, 2021
Pilgrims who will visit these 'Jubilee Churches' during the celebration of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines will be granted plenary indulgences

Pope grants plenary indulgence for 500th year of Christianity in PH
March 5, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
Pope Francis has issued a decree granting a jubilee year with the inherent plenary indulgence for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.

Pope grants indulgence to visitors of 500 Jubilee Churches in Philippines
Mar 4, 2021 Paterno R. Esmaquel II
Pope Francis is granting a plenary indulgence to Filipinos visiting any of 500 Jubilee Churches to mark 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines this 2021, the Vatican announced.

The Seven Sacraments The seven sacraments can be subdivided, with three "Sacraments of Christian Initiation" (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist); two "Sacraments of Healing" (Penance/Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick); and two "Sacraments of Vocation" (Holy Orders/Ordination and Matrimony/Marriage; also referred to as "Sacraments at the Service of Communion")

Look also below and the Video: 2019-03-29 Pope Francis - Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance

The seven sacraments

Presentation and explanation

Look as pdf HERE

Confession - Its Fruitful Practice

Guide for Confession

A Guide for Confession with Video

The Video: Pope Francis' 4 tips for confession
Sep 18, 2021 ROME REPORTS in English
The Pope gave some advice on how to embrace the sacrament of confession before thousands of young.

A new outlook on confession, the sacrament of joy
Andrea Tornielli 16 September 2021
At the center of forgiveness, there is God who embraces us, not the list of our sins and our humiliation.


Pope Francis to priests who hear confession: Don’t ask indiscreet questions
Mar 12, 2021 ROME REPORTS in English

“Let us always remember that each one of us is a sinner who has been forgiven. If any one of us does not feel this way, it’s better that he not hear confessions,” he said.

Pope Francis: Love at the heart of a good confession
Mar 12, 2021 Vatican News
Pope Francis told confessors on Friday that love was at the heart of a good confession.

iConfess - Confession Handbook and Guide
Blueinstinct App Solutions

This app for iOS is now free in order to encourage everyone to go to the Sacrament of Confession regularly.


“During the Lenten season penitential services should be arranged in such a way as to prepare these adults for the celebration of the sacrament of penance”.

“Penitential Rite (Scrutiny)”, which may be used on the Second Sunday of Lent or on a Lenten weekday either during Mass or outside Mass.

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The Sacraments

Confession, The Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation was instituted by Christ for the forgiveness of sins, returning us to the state of grace necessary for reception of the Eucharist, the Body of Christ

The Act of Contrition and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp
Many Catholics learn how to say the Act of Contrition in order to make their first Confession. How does this prayer fit into the Sacrament of Reconciliation - or Confession?


The Sacrament of Confirmation

Baptism (Binyag), First Communion & Confirmation

with these sections:

Baptism - Binyag

First Communion


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Baptism (Binyag)

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Preparing for your Baby’s Baptism: 5 Tips to Consider

For Filipino parents, a baptism is just as important as a first birthday party. Prepare way in advance.

Rissa Singson-Kawpeng

Catholic Baptism
Informations e.g. Requirements for Godparents

Baptismal Requirements
Requirements for Parents and Godparents

Catholic Baptism


Philippine Baptism

Priest reminds parents: No superhero costumes on your child’s Christening
February 28, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino

How should parents dress up their children who are to be baptized? Definitely not in superhero costumes.
Parents should garb their children in white and not in costumes, said Fr. Reginald Malicdem, rector of the Manila Cathedral, recalling instances where babies who were to be baptized wore costumes like Superman, Batman, Spiderman or that of a dinosaur.

The baptismal garment is white because this is a sign of our Christian dignity,” he said in his homily during a Mass on Sunday, February 28.

Cardinal Tagle, priests baptize 400 kids from Manila slums
Paterno Esmaquel II January 14, 2017

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and other priests baptized 400 children from the slums of Manila on Saturday, January 14, as part of a Catholic foundation's programs for the poor.
He also reminded godparents that their duty is not to give gifts, but to help parents in raising their children.
Organizers said they want to dispel the notion that Catholics need to pay for the sacraments – which, they said, keeps the poor away from baptism.

The Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation

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The Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism: The Door of the Church
The Necessity of Baptism
Baptism of Desire
Baptism of Blood
The Form of the Sacrament of Baptism
The Minister of the Sacrament of Baptism
Infant Baptism
Adult Baptism
The Effects of the Sacrament of Baptism



A Guide to Catholic Baptism

Salvation in Christ and Baptism in Spirit

Salvation in Christ and Baptism in Spirit: A Response to Robert Menzies, "Evidential Tongues: An Essay on Theological Method"

Roli G. dela Cruz

Agreement on Baptism Agreement on Baptism


the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines and the Lutheran Church in the Philippines

Only one ninong, ninang

Baptismal sponsors should be limited to two individuals, according to an official of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). Fr. Melvin Castro, executive secretary of the CBCP's Episcopal Commission on Family and Life (ECFL), said the Code of Canon Law states that only two individuals, a male and female should be baptismal sponsors."

Superstitions - Baptism Filipino superstitions - Baptism

First Communion

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What is the First Communion?

What is the First Communion?

How to Receive First Communion From a Roman Catholic Church
Importance of first communion dresses

This article will help you learn about the importance on first communion in Filipino families and the how they chose best communion dresses for their little...


First Communion

Magallanes Elementary School First Communion of Grade 3 Pupils for School Year 2008-2009 San Pedro Cathedral


Glory to God in the Highest

A number performed by Grade 3 pupils of Saint Augustine School, Mendez Cavite during their First communion December 8, 2009.


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Confirmation, also known as Chrismation,

is one of the seven sacraments through which Catholics pass in the process of their religious upbringing. According to Catholic doctrine, in this sacrament they receive the Holy Spirit and become adult members of the Catholic Church

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Presentation and explanation

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

Confirmation in the Catholic Church

What is Confirmation in the Catholic Religion?

A short question and answer quide on Confirmation.

Music - Songs - Hymns - Organs - Choirs etc. for many occasions

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Tributes to Santo Niño

Filipino songs and lyrics for Holidays Traditions - Culture & Rituals etc. in the family and the church

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List of Roman Catholic Church musicians

Live Christ, Share Christ #500YOC​ Jubilee Song
Apr 2, 2021 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines

Live Christ, Share Christ (Choral Version)
Jul 18, 2021 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines

Here’s the choral version of “Live Christ, Share Christ,” the official song of 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines

Download score and voice guides

Philippine Liturgical Music

Manuel P. Maramba, OSB


Tell The World of His Love

and the story behind the song

When Pope John Paul II came to the Philippines for the World Youth Day in 1995, he was welcomed by the Catholic faithful with a song called "Tell The World of His Love."

Jan 5, 2015

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New English Entrance Song for Mass in the Philippines

Sing To The Lord

This new choral composition English Entrance Processional Song for the Mass in the Philippines entitled, "Sing To The Lord" based on Psalm 96 is an original music work of Filipino songwriter Lloyd Luna.

This is not to be sung fast but rather gracefully and moving while the priest and the entourage are on processional march. If you'd like to get the choral arrangement, please send Lloyd Luna a message and he will be happy to give it to you. May 2, 2014

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MAKE A STAND - Archdiocese of Cebu

The official theme song and dance animation of the CBCP Year of the Youth 2011

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The Bukas Palad Music Ministry

is a Roman Catholic community of young people who compose, record, and perform original Filipino religious music.

ALL the Videos in the album Organs, Church Music & Choirs


St. Cecilia Choir of Toledo City, Cebu St. John Sahagun Parish

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and about the choir on Twitter an the Facebook

Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir, HMtQCC

a choral group serving the Immaculate Conception Parish in Cubao, Quezon City. Its founders, Ulan and Dinna Sarmiento, had the aim of preserving the heritage of sacred music through Latin, English and Filipino repertoire.

The Videos from Llangollen Eisteddfod

1st Place - Children's Folk Choir Category Children's Choir of the World 2013

5th Place - Senior Children's Choir Category Children's Choir of the World 2013


World's Largest Gospel Choir - Ang Dating Daan Chorale

The Ang Dating Daan Chorale of the Members Church of God International, MCGI - Philippines bagged a Guinness World Record title, Largest Gospel Choir, on October 12, 2015 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.

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Filipino Mass songs Filipino Mass songs with chord symbols
Catholic Songbook

Liturgical Songs - Praise & Worship Songs - Complete with Lyrics and Chords

HYMNS - Mobile applications (App)

Christian hymns are often written with special or seasonal themes and these are used on holy days such as Christmas, Easter and the Feast of All Saints, or during particular seasons such as Advent and Lent. Others are used to instill reverence to the Holy Bible or to celebrate Christian practices such as the eucharist or baptism. Some hymns praise or address individual saints, particularly the Blessed Virgin Mary; such hymns are particularly prevalent in Catholicism.


Asin Ug Kahayag, Visayan Liturgical Song

A popular and meaningful Cebuano Bisaya Catholic liturgical song.

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Warrior is a Child in Filipino Sign Language

Famous prayer song "Warrior is a Child" sung by Gary Valenciano in Filipino Sign Language by Ervin Reyes of MCCID

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Music for the Catholic liturgy, music for the Christian hea
This website collects the Catholic Mass songs -- especially the weekly Responsorial Psalms -- plus all other reflection songs that I've written through the years. Feel free to use and copy all materials you find here. Glory to God!

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Songs, Choruses, and Hymns for Communion

collected by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Look the article - list of songs HERE

CanticaNOVA Publications - Traditional Music for the Contemporary Church
Top Catholic Songs

Download Songs. Discover Artists. Burn Your OWN CD.

Catholic Funeral Hymns

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Libera Me

Funeral Hymn

This beautiful, solemn hymn is a part of the Requiem Mass prayer service, the Office of the dead.

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Look the text for both versions in Latin and English HERE

Hi-Fi Hymn Book

provides FREE downloads of pipe organ recordings of Christian hymns and service music.

We hope you'll want to be a part of our ecumenical movement to make this music available to missionaries, smaller churches, military personnel in the field or just anyone who loves hymns by becoming a Hi-Fi Hymn Book supporter.

the catholic choirbook

with link to download to choirbook and songs and look video

Catholic Choirbook with notes
Choirbook 1 with notes

Choirbook II with notes

Includes many works especially appropriate for Lenten

Choirbook III Cantate with notes

Catholic Choirbook IV Locus Iste with notes

The Catholic Choirbook V

Gratia Plena

The Catholic Choirbook Anthology 1

An Anthology of Hymns from The Catholic Hymnal

Eucharistic Hymns

Benediction Hymns

Hymns to Mary

Look another version of the same HERE

A Beginner's Guide To Singing Gregorian Chant Notation, Rhythm and Solfeggio

Look another version of the same HERE

If you can sing “Joy to the World”

you can learn to read and sing Gregorian Chant.

Written for people who do or do not read music.
Noel Jones, AAGO

Look as pdf HERE

Parish Book of English Hymns - CMAA
A Gregorian Chant
Coloring Book
A Gregorian Chant
Coloring Book
For Children & Adults (teacher)

Look for students HERE

Sheet Music, Chant Books, Hymns

to download

A great collection of  sacred catholic music - hymns - songs

Many kinds of hymns to all liturgy

Apostles Filipino Catholic Community Music Room
The Jesuit Music Ministry The Jesuit Music Ministry

New Sounds for the Present Generation

Catholic Music Catholic Music
Ayyeng: Indigenous Music in the Liturgy
No mas amor que el tuyo

a Filipino song for the Sacred Heart of Jesus

both in Tagalog, English and Spanish

Look the texts Look the chords

Apostles Filipino Catholic Community Music Room



Hindi Kita Malilimutan - Song for the dead

Every year, Filipinos gather with their families to pay respect to their departed loved ones. As with the other stages of life, death is traditionally commemorated through customs and rituals that usually involve music. In recent times, popular love songs are being sung or played during funerals as people say goodbye to their departed. Perhaps the most popular is Hindi Kita Malilimutan popularized by Basil Valdez and composed by Manoling Francisco, SJ in 1979, with lyrics based on the Book of Isaiah from the Old Testament.

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Catholic wedding music and reading ideas
A helpful guide to selecting appropriate scripture readings and music for a Catholic wedding ceremony.


Organs & organ music

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Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica organ

The recently restored 2006 Pels & Sons four-manual pipe organ of 104 ranks at the Manila Cathedral, Basilica Minor of the Immaculate Conception, Intramuros, Manila, Republic of the Philippines. This is the largest pipe organ in all of Southeast Asia.

Marcel Lanquetuit's 'Toccota en Re Majeur'

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Historical Organs in the Philippines

To mark the launching of the four (4) CD Collection of the Historical Organs of the Philippines, Zuellig Building and the Embassy of Switzerland sponsored a concert featuring Guy Bovet, the leading authority in Spanish organ building. This was also made possible in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, UBS, and Diego Cera Organ Builders.

Cebu’s Pipe Organs Cebu’s Pipe Organs
The country’s second bamboo organ is being built in Betis, Pampanga, almost
200 years after the original world-famous Las Piñas Bamboo Organ was completed and installed in St. Joseph Parish Church.

Betis Pampanga church to launch Philippines’ 2nd Bamboo Organ for Simbang Gabi 2019
Atom L. Pornel October 18, 2019
The St. James the Apostle Parish Church of Betis in the province of Pampanga is building the country’s second bamboo organ in time for the Christmas season festivities of Simbang Gabi (Dawn Masses) in December 2019.

2nd bamboo organ in PH being built in Pampanga town
Tonette Orejas October 14, 2019
The Philippines’ second bamboo organ is being built at St. James the Apostle Parish Church in Betis, Pampanga province, and will be ready to play liturgical music well before the 500th anniversary of the Christianization of the country in 2021.
When it is finished in late November, it will stand 4.6 meters tall and 2.4 m wide.

The Video: Bamboo organ, St. James the Apostle Parish Church in Betis, Pampanga

Las Piñas Bamboo Organ

Las Piñas Bamboo Organ in all Its Majesty!

National Museum of the Philippines declared the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ as The National Cultural Treasure being the finest and the only one in the 19th century that is still working in the Philippines

Read much more about it HERE and HERE

The Videos

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The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ
Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Festival

look this full article about the Bamboo Organ Festival
PAKINGGAN: 200-taong Bamboo Organ
Feb 19, 2016
Las Piñas Bamboo Organ replica

Las Piñas Boys Choir, of Las Piñas City

a boys choir made up of scholarship students at the St. Joseph's Academy, and performs regularly in the annual International Bamboo Organ Festival and at the Parish of St. Joseph.

The Video

Las Piñas Boys Choir Highest Gold Medal winner in the World Choir Games Graz, Austria

The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ


Tess Maquera


IMPORTANT look also The Pope's statements on family - etc.

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Look MUCH more about Courtship, Wedding, Marriage Culture and Traditions

Wedding Culture - Marriage in the Philippines and - or to a Filipino - Filipina
Culture, Paperwork, Rules, Guidelines, Requirements
Civil registration - Wedding Guidelines, Requirements
Marriage - Wedding Guidelines, Requirements - other religions,  Ethnic groups
Thoughts on Marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims
Dating and “Live-in” relationship

Many good advices

Read also Child Spouses - Early Marriage

Your Wedding

In the Catholic Church

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Traditional Catholic wedding ceremony and wedding liturgy

Rev. Fr. Patrick Joseph Martin at the Redemptorist Church in Cebu.

Wedding of Wendell Auman and Ivy Doncillo on June 19, 2008 at Redemptorist Church. Traditional Filipino Catholic Wedding or nuptial rites: Scrutiny of the bride and Groom, I Do, Wedding Vows, Confirmation of the marriage Bond, Blessing of the Wedding rings, coins and Bible


Mar 16, 2010 Prenuptial Flashback  and Wedding Video Tease.


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Cebu Archdiocese’s new guidelines for church weddings

To stop wedding planners’ extras, Catholic Church in Cebu lays guidelines for weddings

Ritual of Marriage
Filipino Catholic Wedding Ceremony Filipino Catholic Wedding Ceremony

Ceremony is 40 minutes long as presented here.

Faith, Hope, and Love: 1 Corinthians 13:13

1 Corinthians

23 Bible Verses about Faith Hope And Love

Blessing of Arrhae (Arras)
Marriage Convalidation Marriage Convalidation Ceremony in the Catholic Church

Catholic Death, Funeral, Burial, Mourning - Etc.


Cemeteries - Etc.

Undas - All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day - 'Kalag-Kalag' and

Indigenous - Ethnic - Etc. culture in provinces about Death, Funeral, Burial, Mourning and the Dead

Heritage Ancient Death, Funeral, Burial and the Dead

The Cemetery People

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MMDA: Burials to still be allowed despite closure of cemeteries during Undas
Daphne Galvez September 14, 2020

Burials and “other regular things” done in cemeteries will still be allowed even though cemeteries will be closed during Undas season, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said Monday.

IMPORTANT: Look MORE about closing during Undas

Death Day
Maria Isabel Garcia April 14, 2019

We can delay death, of course, but we cannot run away from it.

So we should really learn how to live and talk about death in our normal conversations.

We need to talk about death and dying
Ronald Del Castillo April 13, 2020
We have long debated what adds up to a good life. We talk less about what constitutes a good death.'

Bataan bishop scraps fees for funeral Masses
Paterno Esmaquel II March 13, 2019

Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos ordered the scrapping of fees for funeral Masses in his diocese, which covers Bataan province, to ease the burden of families and friends of the deceased.
This is the latest in a growing trend in the Philippine Catholic Church to scrap the arancel system, or the practice of imposing taxes on 'free' church services.

Grief - Funeral - Burial Definitions of Grief - Funeral - Burial, look all 3 links
Guidelines for Catholic Funeral Rites Guidelines for Catholic Funeral Rites

Look also HERE and HERE


The Vigil
The Funeral Mass
The Rite of Committal


is not Hell minus a few torments and degrees Fahrenheit; it's not Heaven minus joy. It's not a "Third Final Destination" of souls. Purgatory is simply the place where already saved souls are cleansed of the temporal effects of sin before they are allowed to see the holy face of Almighty God. Revelation 21:27 tells us that "...nothing unclean will enter Heaven."

Look also HERE

What Non-Catholics Should Know About Attending a Catholic Funeral Service

If you are attending a Catholic funeral service for the first time, you likely have some questions about what to expect. Catholic funerals have three parts, including a burial service.

Funeral Ideas

Planning for a funeral is often at a time when we are least ready.

Being Catholic - Burying the Dead:

Catholic Funerals
The Vigil (Wake)
The Requiem Mass
Burial and Informal After-burial Gatherings
Who may not have a Christian Burial

Philippine Death Rituals>
Aaron Simon Caparaz

Filipino death rituals & traditions

Wakes and Funerals Filipino Style
Ruth Floresca

Death in Baras Death in Baras 1978


This study concern itself with what happens from the moment of death until forty days after.

Pasiyam and forty days of prayer for the dead

The traditions to offer novena prayers at the home of the departed that ends with a simple meal. Both of them are reckoned from the day of the death of the loved one though some places people set it from the day of the first mass said for the soul of the dearly departed. The "ritual" simply consists of regular formulaic prayer, novena for the dead and several litanies that can be recited from memory by the "prayer warriors" probably due to almost everyday usage.

Look the article as pdf HERE

‘Bordon’: The West Bisayan merry mourning custom

Look the article as pdf HERE

Mourning Customs in Paoay, llocos Norte


Filipino Necrological Rites

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A tradition in the Philippines on how Filipinos show their last respect to their beloved.

Funeral Rights & Rites

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

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Rules for non-catholics receiving catholic funeral-mass
Filipino Funeral Traditions

e.g. White headbands (Ilokano: baridbed) - Black bar pins - Food offering (Ilokano: atang) - Chicken offering - Diram-os (washing of face) - golgol (shampooing)

Look the traditions as pdf HERE

Filipino Funeral Traditions

Filipinos and Funeral Traditions

Funeral practices and burial customs in the Philippines encompass a wide range of  personal, cultural, and traditional beliefs and practices which Filipinos observe in relation to bereavement, dying, honoring, respecting, interring, and remembering their departed loved ones, relatives, and friends. Sources of the various practices include religious teachings, vestiges of colonialism, and regional variations on these.

Filipino or Cebuano Funeral Traditions Filipino or Cebuano Funeral Traditions

Look this article as pdf HERE

Catholic Funeral Beliefs

St. Brigid of Kildare

Catholic Funeral Beliefs

Modern memorial services Modern memorial services: celebrating life amid loss

Ed Tamayo - Philippine Daily Inquirer

Filipino Funeral Practices

Difference Between Filipino Mourning and Western Mourning
Filipino Respect for the Dead
The Wake Or Vigil for the Deceased
Filipino Funeral
Filipino Mourning Practices

The cost of dying in the Philippines: Can you afford it?
Ralf Rivas November 01, 2019

While death is said to be the great equalizer, the divide between the rich and the poor is still evident in how they are sent off.
Living is expensive. Departing is pricey, too.
While death absolves one of debt and all other financial obligations, loved ones carry the burden of the cost of burial and other services on top of grief.


A Philippine Wake and Funeral

May 16, 2012 djprays wrote: On May 6, 2012, my mother-in-law - Conrada R. Pua - died at the age of 86. On this video you will see highlights of her wake and funeral. Wakes and funerals are a little unique in the Philippines. So hopefully this video will help my American friends understand more about the Philippine culture. I dedicate this video in her memory.

Jesuit Chinese-Filipino Apostolate

Services for the Dead

Look the article HERE

Funeral Masses for a Suicide FAQ about Funeral Masses for a Suicide

Mariannet burial Saturday; Church in dilemma

Mariannet committed suicide!


Philippine Burial rituals and practices

Rituals on death and other burial traditions and practices


Filipino Cultural Perspective of Death & Dying

This video was made as a student project for a Geropsychology (geriatric psychology) course taught at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Phoenix.

A day in the life of a mananabtan

Look the article as pdf HERE

Death and Loss in the Philippines Death and Loss in the Philippines
Sandi Clark

Death practices Philippine style
Henrylito D. Tacio

Death customs in the Philippines

Traditional burial refuses to die

Burial traditions customs superstitions in the Philippines

Filipino Superstition on Death & Illness


Apartment, dokumentaryo ni Howie Severino (full episode)
Feb 23, 2015

In a megalopolis of close to 10 million people, where do the dead go? As it seems, the poor cannot claim to rest in peace as their final resting places have also become temporary.

IMPORTANT look also The Cemetery People

Hostaging the dead: An emergent trend in PH state terror
September 16, 2020 Kobi Tolentino

'With state terrorists, even the dead are held captive, and the poor families race against time not to save lives, but to provide proper burial before the remains are putrefied'
Under Rodrigo Duterte, the horrendous act of taking dead bodies as hostages seems to have become part of the military and police’s standard operating protocol.

Civil Code - Funeral The right to make arrangements for the funeral

Civil Code of the Philippines - Republic Act No. 386


Look the full Civil Code

Tax after death
Edward G. Gialogo November 04, 2017

Usually, the heirs realize the need to pay the estate tax after years or even decades have passed from a person's death.
Among the taxes in the Philippines, estate tax is probably the most ignored.


Documents needed for shipping Human Remains to the Philippines


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Manila Cathedral blesses cremated remains
October 3, 2020 Analou De Vera

The Manila Cathedral is blessing cremated remains starting Sunday in observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
The Manila Cathedral said that it will hold the “Rite of Blessing of Cremated Remains” after each Sunday Mass until Nov. 8.
“The family may bring the urn and a picture of their beloved dead, and we will celebrate a worthy liturgical blessing for them,” it said in an advisory.


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Vatican releases guidelines on cremation
Oct 25, 2016
Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead
October 26, 2016
The Catholic Church releases standards for the tolerated practice of cremation, stipulating that the ashes of the dead should rest in cemeteries and not be kept at home or dispersed in nature.

the articles:

Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead
by Agence France-Presse October 26, 2016
'The body is not the private property of the family. A dead person is a son of God. It is part of the body of Christ, it is part of God's people.'

Presentation of the Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation, 25.10.2016 or as pdf HERE

Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation, 25.10.2016 or as pdf HERE



Why the Catholic Church prefers traditional burial
Oct 31, 2016
Ashes of the dead after cremation should not be scattered or kept at homes to avoid desecration of human remains and should still be buried because of the Catholic church's belief in the resurrection of the body


‘Second tragedy’: Cremation traumatizes in virus-hit PH
May 3, 2020 Manila Bulletin Online
Families of coronavirus (COVID-19) victims in the Philippines are being denied traditional death rites in favour of hurried, impersonal cremations, with virus restrictions often meaning they are forbidden a last look at their loved ones.
It is a painful and disorienting process for both the families and crematory workers that has upended the Philippines’ intimate rituals of laying the dead to rest.

Some Pastoral Concerns about Cremation

Look as pdf HERE


Simbahang Katolika, naglabas ng panuntunan tungkol sa cremation
Oct 27, 2016
Praktikal ang cremation para sa karamihan dahil pwede raw makasama ang yumaong mahal sa buhay kahit saan magpunta. Ang iba, inuuwi ang abo sa bahay o nilalagay sa locket ng kwintas. Pero sabi ng Vatican, hindi dapat gawin iyon. Ang labi ng yumao, kahit na-cremate, dapat pa ring ilagay sa tamang himlayan.
Can Catholics Be Cremated?
IN PHOTOS: Baesa Crematorium in Quezon City
Alecs Ongcal April 15, 2020

The Baesa Crematorium caters mostly to Quezon City's indigents.
The Baesa Crematorium has had a busy month so far in the face of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

"Catholic Cremation – A Sometimes Controversial and Misunderstood Subject"
Cherie del Rio

The traditional burial practices have been honored and observed by generations after generations. There was simply no choice but to pick out a casket, buy a lawn lot wherein to bury the dead, and pay the necessary maintenance fees or whatever related expenses there may be in memorial parks. But when modern cremation services were introduced into the country, there came another practical option.

Cremation getting wide acceptance

Bill wants state-run crematories in PH
Mara Cepeda July 09, 2016

Modern Columbariums in the Philippines

As Filipinos realized the importance of land and how limited it is in the country, they started to adapt an old way of internment practiced by those who lived during the early Stone Age – cremation.

Nowadays, cremation has become a trend that the younger generation prefer.

Libre na ang cremation: Public columbarium set to rise in Makati - Abby Binay
Apr 12, 2019
A public columbarium will be constructed in Makati City that will offer free cremation and inurnment services to residents, Mayor Abby Binay announced Thursday.
In a statement, Binay said city engineers, architects and urban planners have already created a site development plan for the public columbarium, which will be built on a 4,000-square meter property along Kalayaan Avenue.

Construction of Makati columbarium with free cremation services starts October
Consuelo Marquez September 12, 2020
Makati City government on Saturday announced that the construction of its columbarium, which will offer free cremation and inurnment services, will start next month.

Makati Columbarium to offer free cremation, inurnment for Makatizens
September 11, 2020 Jel Santos
Makati City Mayor Abigail “Abby” Binay on Friday, September 11 announced that the city government will build the Makati Columbarium in October where the Makati Catholic cemetery is now located.


Cremation in the Philippines


Last goodbye & Cremation

emark this is an album in the album Death, Wake, Funeral, Burial, Mourning, Cemeteries - Then & Now

Crematoriums can’t guarantee ’100%’ purity of ashes, says funeral home operator

Philip C. Tubeza, Philippine Daily Inquirer

and Basilica  del Santo Niño - Magellan´s Cross

also with these sections:

Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu

Kaplag AND Fluvial parade

The Journey of the Sto Niño: Origins up to the Kaplag

Videos - photos - wallpaper

Numerous miracles have been wrought by the power of the Santo Niño. It is said that a voluminous book is needed to contain all the attestations and testimonials of the goodness and mercy of the Infant Jesus of Cebu. Considered as the prime of all Christian relics in the Philippines, the image of the Infant Jesus continues to shine as the lodestar that attracts the hearts of the Filipino people.

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Declaration of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasure

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu Apr 14, 2021

Magellan´s Cross in Cebu City, read also HERE where there´s more link

and Visiting Magellan's Cross in Cebu, after heritage sites restored
Jona Branzuela Bering March 20, 2016
Heritage sites damaged in the 2013 Bohol earthquake were recently turned over. Writer Jona Bering reflects on faith, Catholicism, and history before the newly restored Magellan's Cross in Cebu


Santo Niño de Cebu & Magellan's Cross

a large Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines in 1521. This cross is housed in a small chapel next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño on Magallanes Street (Magallanes being the Spanish name of Magellan), just in front of the city hall of Cebu City

Pit Señor: A complete pilgrim's guide to Santo Niño de Cebu
Jason A. Baguia January 16, 2020
Here's a rundown of must-dos when on a pilgrimage to Cebu City’s Basilica Minore del Santo Niño

Image of Sto. Niño de Cebu enshrined in Vatican
September 2, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
An image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu was enshrined in a parish in Vatican City on Wednesday, Sept. 1.
In a Facebook post, the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu said the image was enthroned at the Sta. Ana Parish by Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma, who is currently in Rome.
“The Holy Child was welcomed by the Augustinian community of the Sta. Ana Parish, the administrators of the church, and other Filipino Augustinian friars assigned in Rome,” read the post.

History from The Archives: The Early History of the Sto. Niño de Cebu
Jan 25, 2021 Danny Gerona

This April, the Philippines will be celebrating the 500th year of the introduction of Christianity in the Philippines. And one religious icon closely tied to this celebration is the Santo Nino, believed to be the only surviving relic of this historic event.

This 2021, the Philippines and its entire Catholic community will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the image of Sto. Niño in Cebu. The Augustinians, caretakers of the icon of the Holy Child, the Basilica, and our Christian community are looking forward to this quincentennial commemoration of the abiding presence of the Father in our journey of faith.

The Video: Called To Share - The Santo Niño at 500 Official Theme Song,
Look - download the full text

Cebu Basilica church, Santo Niño image to be declared ‘National Cultural Treasures’
February 9, 2021 Alexandria Dennise San Juan
The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu and the image of the Santo Niño de Cebu will be declared as “National Cultural Treasure” by the National Museum of the Philippines this April, in time with the celebration of the “500 Years of Christianity” in the country.

Nat’l Museum to declare Basilica, image of Sto. Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasures
Futch Anthony Inso February 10,2021
The National Museum of the Philippines will declare the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño and the image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasures.

Cebuano songs to be featured in Papal Mass for 500YOC
Morexette Marie B. Erram March 14, 2021
Cebuano songs to be featured in Papal Mass for 500YOC
Pope Francis will preside on Sunday, March 14 (5 p.m. Philippine Standard Time), the Holy Mass in celebration of the quincentenary arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.
And the Papal Mass today will feature Cebuano songs, including the Cebuano hymn in honor of its patron saint, the Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu.


Debosyon sa Sto. Niño
January 15, 2017

Ipinagdiriwang tuwing ikatlong linggo ng Enero sa Cebu ang Sinulog Festival kung saan binibigyan pugay ng mga Cebuano ang Sto. Niño. Pero ang debosyon sa Sto. Niño hindi lang sa Cebu dahil na ukit ito sa panananampalataya ng mga Pilipino sa buong bansa.

Augustinian Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu

the Videos

Official video of the hymn of the Augustinian province of Sto. Niño de Cebu
made by San Agustin Center of Studies Mass Media Center.

Hymn of the province II

Remark this is an album in the album Organs, Music & Choirs - For different occasions etc.

Basilica del Sto. Niño

with Basilica Del Santo Niño Library
Heeding the wise advice of St. Augustine of Hippo that in every house there should be a library (Possidius 31, 6,8), the Augustinian Friars of the Basilica put up a library in one of the corners of the convent. We don’t exactly know when this library was put up, but it is safe to surmise that it was established when the convent was constructed and completed in 1764.

Look more HERE and HERE

A new look for the cathedral read HERE

Cebu Basilica church, Santo Niño image to be declared ‘National Cultural Treasures’
February 9, 2021 Alexandria Dennise San Juan

The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu and the image of the Santo Niño de Cebu will be declared as “National Cultural Treasure” by the National Museum of the Philippines this April, in time with the celebration of the “500 Years of Christianity” in the country.

Nat’l Museum to declare Basilica, image of Sto. Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasures
Futch Anthony Inso February 10,2021
The National Museum of the Philippines will declare the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño and the image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasures.

The Basilica Del Sto. Niño Museum

Basilica del Sto. Niño, Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
Basement, Pilgrim's Center, Cebu City

It houses the Santo Niño vestments in various sizes. Valuable jewelry from rings to necklaces are placed in one display cabinet, gifts of devotees offered to the Santo Niño for his use during his feast on the third Sunday of January

“The Santo Niño Devotion”

Fr. Ric Anthony Reyes, OSA hosts talk on religious and cultural growth of the Santo Niño devotion

In celebration of the feast of the Santo Niño, the Casa Gorordo Museum has invited Fr. Ric Anthony Reyes, OSA, the spokesperson of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu, as resource speaker of a CGM Talk on January 18, 2021, 1 P.M. about elevating the preparation and presentation of the well-loved Holy Child of Cebu.

The talk will be streamed 1PM @

Sto. Nino and the religiosity of Filipino seafarers
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO January 19,2021
The Sto. Niño is venerated all over the country with annual festivals celebrated every last two weekends of January through special masses, dances and processions attracting millions of devotees and tourists.
I usually see some wearing a seafarer’s uniform, presumably owned by a family whose member is in the maritime profession. This is a reflection of the practice of most Filipino seafarers of bringing with them on board the vessel their religious beliefs, ideas and tradition.
Religion offers for the ordinary Filipino seafarers strength, hope and peace in relation with their daily work and social relationships on board the vessel.
Prayer to Señor Santo Niño de Cebu

English language


Santo Niño Hymn

Gift of Faith in Sto. Niño

14 songs celebrating 450th years anniversary

ALL 14 Audio files are in both mp2, mp3 and wma in the zip-file, right click and select save as

Sto. Niño de Cebu, Evangelizer of the Philippines

Santo Niño de Cebú - History

The Santo Niño de Cebú "Holy Child of Cebu"

The figure of the Child Jesus

Devotees’ gift to the Santo Papa: A replica of the Señor Santo Niño de Cebu
Immae Lachica February 21,2021

Devotees of the Señor Santo Niño de Cebu offer a replica of the image as their gift to the Santo Papa.
Nikko Marc and Nikki Luke Ricaplaza, 22, twins, from Barangay Quiot, Cebu City, feel immense joy upon seeing Pope Francis finally receiving their gift.

Sto. Nino de Cebu image blessed by Pope Francis
February 21, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
A pilgrim image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu was blessed by Pope Francis in the Vatican on Feb. 16.

If you know, where it´s possible to buy copy of one of these figures of St. Niño de Cebu, please send a mail. Click on the photo and look it in big size.

We know you can buy them in the Basilica Store, but we have no email to the Basilica or other information.

Look more photos in an album HERE

Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu

Look also the below section Videos - photos - wallpaper

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Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu City

Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu - Festival

Sinulog Foundation, Inc. (Sinulog Festival)

Talks for Sinulog contingents to dance during Quincentennial anniversary ongoing
Delta Dyrecka Letigio January 21, 2021

Discussions about allowing the Sinulog contingents to perform during the Quincentennial Anniversary of the Arrival of Christianity is ongoing.

Church, Cebu City gov't cancel key events of Sinulog 2021
Nov 10, 2020 Lorraine Ecarma

To prevent a coronavirus outbreak, church and city government leaders agree on a simpler Sinulog 2021

Cebu City assures Sinulog choreographers of subsidy
Delta Dyrecka Letigio January 12, 2021
The city government here assured choreographers of contingents who were supposed to compete in the Sinulog 2021 that they will be repaid to some extent for the expenses they incurred during preparation for the festival.

Physical novena masses for Fiesta Señor 2021 cancelled
Morexette Marie B. Erram January 11,2021
Augustinian friars from the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu announced on Monday afternoon, January 11, 2021, that they will be cancelling physical Novena Masses of the Fiesta Señor 2021 due to health concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

IATF rules: No Sinulog grand parade this year
Ador Vincent Mayol January 11, 2021
For the first time in 41 years, the Sinulog grand parade, one of the largest and grandest festivals in the country, was canceled for fear that it might trigger yet another surge in COVID-19 cases in the Cebu City.

After cancellation of physical events, virtual Sinulog postponed too
Jan 9, 2021 Ryan Macasero
The Cebu City government and the Sinulog Foundation Incorporated have decided to postpone the virtual ritual showdown, the highlight of the Sinulog Festival, which was scheduled for Sunday, January 17.

All physical Sinulog 2021 festival events cancelled
Jan 7, 2021 Ryan Macasero
The dance competition will be done virtually this year on Sunday, January 17 with contingents pre-recording their dance numbers

Sinulog ritual showdown in new normal: Performers should dance 6 feet apart
Doris C. Bongcac January 06,2021
Performers in this year’s Sinulog ritual showdown will have to dance at least six feet apart.

Sinulog 2021 to feature ‘modified’ street dancing at SRP
Delta Dyrecka Letigio January 05,2021
A modified street dancing will push through for the Sinulog festival this year amid calls for the cancellation of such activities due to health concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cebu City top cop recommends postponement of Sinulog 2021 festival parades
Jan 5, 2021 John Sitchon
However, Colonel Josefino Ligan says the Cebu City police is prepared to secure all Sinulog masses set at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu

Basilica rolls out Fiesta Señor 2021 schedule
Morexette Marie B. Erram January 03,2021
Despite threats of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continuing this 2021, celebration of the Fiesta Señor this January will push through.


456th Fiesta Señor - Enthronement and Opening Salvo Mass
January 8, 2021

456th Fiesta Señor Fiesta Day 600AM mass January 17, 2021

456th Fiesta Señor Adlaw sa Pasalamat January 18, 2021

456th Fiesta Señor Hubo Mass January 22, 2021
456thFiesta Señor Adlaw sa Hubo January 22, 2021 8:00 am
Adlaw sa Hubo January 22, 2021 2:00 pm
Hubos Mass Highlights

January 23, 2021 Post-Fiesta Special
ALL: Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu

‘Smooth and peaceful’ Hubo Mass drew 1.2k devotees
Morexette Marie B. Erram January 22,2021 - 03:46 PM
There were fewer devotees who flocked to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu on Friday, January 22, to celebrate the last day of the 456th Fiesta Señor celebration.

Look more Videos and also the Videos HERE from the Fiesta e.g. Masses

IN PHOTOS: 1st day of Fiesta Señor 2021
Morexette Marie B. Erram January 08, 2021
Amid threats of the pandemic, and health protocols imposed, thousands attended the first day of Novena Mass for the Fiesta Señor at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu.

Amid restrictions, devotees mark start of 456th Fiesta Señor in Cebu
Ador Vincent Mayol, Nestle Semilla January 08, 2021
Amid tight restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus, throngs of devotees still trooped to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño early Friday morning to mark the start of the 456th Fiesta Señor celebration.

IN PHOTOS: The Sinulog Queen costumes by Cebu's top designers
Jan 25, 2021
The Sinulog Festival Queens Costume Exhibit

“Hubo” Ritual at the end of the Sinulog Festival

A few days after the feast of the Sto. Niño de Cebu every Third Sunday of January, the so-called “Hubo” (a Cebuano term meaning “naked”) ritual takes place during the early morning celebration of the Holy Mass, marking the end of the Sinulog Festival in Cebu. Seen from the outside, it appears as a simple rite of undressing, bathing and redressing the image of the Holy Child. The icon is stripped of its elaborate festive garments, washed, and dressed with a simpler garb. Look this article as pdf

Sto. Niño devotees urged to attend Hubo Mass online
Delta Dyrecka Letigio January 21,2021
The Sto. Niño devotees are urged to watch the Hubo Mass online instead of attending the Mass physically.
The Mass, which is expected to start at 5:30 a.m. tomorrow, January 22, 2021, and go on for more than an hour, is a crowd-drawing activity, which is why authorities have not removed the barriers around the basilica’s vicinity.



Jan 15, 2021 CEBU NEWS


Sinulog Special Coverage

Jan 17, 2021 SunStar Web TV



Jan 17, 2021 CEBU NEWS

Rama officially opens Sinulog Rewind 2021
Mayor Labella skips Mass, opening program
Delta Dyrecka Letigio January 17,2021
Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama (left) declares the official start of the Sinulog Rewind 2021. He is joined by Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia (center).
“A virtual Sinulog still holds the essence of [a] true Sinulog.”
This was the message of Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama, the overall convenor of the Sinulog 2021, in an speech which he delivered this Sunday morning, January 17, to officially open the Sinulog Rewind 2021.


Virtual show on Sunday to showcase past Sinulog festivals
Delta Dyrecka Letigio January 15, 2021
The Sinulog 2021 may all be virtual, but it will still continue with its festive trend.
This as organizers of the festival said they have prepared a whole-day virtual show that will showcase a historical overview of how Sinulog came to be, from its first dance in 1980 to the present day grand festival.
Neil Odchigue, a member of the executive committee of the Sinulog 2021, said that the best of the best performances in the last 40 years will be highlighted during the show.

Sinulog 2021 Grand Showdown to go virtual
Delta Dyrecka Letigio November 06, 2020
The Sinulog Festival in 2021 may have fewer crowds due to quarantine restrictions, but it is expected to draw a wider digital audience as the activities will be broadcasted on air and online.
Instead of showdowns, the Sinulog Foundation Incorporated (SFI) and the Cebu City government, have decided to conduct all major activities online.

'Santo Niño in our hearts': Cebu marks unusual fiesta without crowds
Jan 17, 2021 Ryan Macasero

Despite COVID-19, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma tells Santo Niño devotees to banish fear: 'He is small but powerful'
No chants, no greetings, no crowded streets. But the fiesta goes on this year.


Dec 29, 2020 globalvideopro1
GLOBAL VIDEO: I've been shooting the Sinulog Festival for 18 years. Here's a video showing selected scenes of this wonderful event, with it's culture, tradition and fun. Interacting with foreign visitors from all around the Globe...
Be sure to watch the beautiful SINULOG QUEENS. Exquisite hand-made costumes and gorgeous girls.

IN PHOTOS: Sinulog officially begins in Cebu City
January 11, 2020
The Sinulog Festival kicks off its 40th annual celebration in Cebu City

ALL the Videos in the Video-album Sinulog 2020 events

LIST: Winners of Sinulog 2020 dance competitions
Jan 20, 2020 - with Video
After months of practice, dance troupes from all over the Philippines got to show Sinulog Festival-goers their choreography, costumes, and storytelling skills on the big stage at the Cebu City Sports Center, Sunday, January 19.

WATCH: Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe wins top prizes in Sinulog Festival dance competition
Clarenz Jay Mendoza January 20, 2020 - with Video
Dance legends the Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe wins two top prizes in the 2020 Sinulog Festival, taking home at least P2 million

WATCH: Negros Oriental dance troupe in Sinulog 2020 pays tribute to slain farmers
Ryan Macasero January 20, 2020 - with Video
In a rare show of activism, the Pakol Festival perform a routine that showed the violence farmers experience in Negros Island

IN PHOTOS: Stars join the 2020 Sinulog Grand Parade
January 19, 2020
Check out the stars who joined the festivities!

Feast of Santo Niño: The pilgrims of Devotee City
John Tan Sitchon January 18, 2020
Devotee City is place for pilgrims who come from faraway towns or provinces, but wish to take part in the Fiesta Señor events

Sinulog 2020 to include new events like boat race, fireworks competition
December 29, 2019
ADDITIONAL attractions will fill the Sinulog calendar in January 2020. These events will take place at the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City.

Cebu Sinulog 2019 Schedule of Events & Activities
One beat. One dance. One vision. Welcome to one of the GRANDEST FESTIVALS in the Philippines - Cebu’s Sinulog Festival!

WATCH: Sinulog 2019 Mass in Cebu
January 18, 2019
The Sinulog 2019 Mass on January 20 is led by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma
Bookmark the link to watch the Mass live from Cebu at 6 am on Sunday, January 20

LOOK: Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña takes down Imee Marcos tarp
January 18, 2019
Cebuanos do not appreciate the politicization of Sinulog,’ says the mayor, who has ordered a team to take down other such tarpaulins along the parade route

300,000 devotees turn up to show love, sacrifice
January 11, 2019

the Videos -  Photos - etc.:


Bato Balani sa Gugma

Cebu prepares for Sinulog 2019
Jan 10, 2019
Sto. Niño devotees in Cebu expressed their devotion through the #Sinulog2019 song and dance during the 1st day of Novena Masses in honor of the Child Jesus. Their feast or the “Fiesta Señor Day” will be on January 20.

Cebu Sinulog 2019 Grand Launching
January 10, 2019: Day 1 of the month-long Sinulog celebration.

Sinulog 2019 Parade of Participants Cebu City
Streamed live on Jan 11, 2019

Sinulog sa Lalawigan 2019
Talisay City wins Sinulog sa Lalawigan 2019
THE contingent from Talisay City, Cebu was again named champion in the Sinulog sa Lalawigan, this year taking home P350,000.
In 2018 and 2017, Talisay City also won the Sinulog sa Lalawigan.

Sinulog sa Barangay 2019
Jan 13, 2019
BANAY Labangon of Barangay Labangon, Cebu City bagged the grand prize in this year's Sinulog sa Barangay. Here is the list of all the winners
Aside from the ritual showdown, Banay Labangon won first place in Street Dancing and second place in Best in Musicality award.
Banay Labangon last won the grand prize in Ritual Showdown in Sinulog sa Barangay 2017.

Sinulog sa Lalawigan and Barangay 2019 - Highlights

Sinulog 2019 - Festival Queen Introduction
Sinulog Festival Queen 2019 - Solo Performances
Festival Queen Announcement of Winners
Sinulog Festival Queen 2019 Winners

Solemn Procession 2019
SunStar Philippines Jan 19, 2019

Jan 19, 2019

IN PHOTOS: 2019 Sinulog Festival
January 20, 2019
Check out what happened during Cebu's 39th Sinulog Festival!

Sinulog Grand Parade 2019
January 20, 2019

Sinulog Awarding
SunStar Philippines Streamed live January 21, 2019
At Abellana Sports Complex, Cebu City

fielsvd Jan 25, 2019

Shaila Mae Rebortera is Cebu's Sinulog Queen 2018
Mars Alison January 20, 2018
Shaila also bags the lion's share of corporate awards at the competition

IN PHOTOS: The Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 runway competition
Mars G. Alison January 19, 2018
A new Sinulog Queen will be crowned on January 19

FAST FACTS: Things to know about Sinulog
Jodesz Gavilan January 16, 2016

Held every January, Sinulog aims to connect the country's rich pagan history with its Christian traditions

Sinulog Guide - Mobile applications (App)

is a comprehensive guide to the Sinulog Festival held every 3rd Sunday of January in Cebu, Philippines. Sinulog is the grandest festival in the Philippines.

The guide includes the story of the festival - a religious and cultural event that culminates with a grand parade and street dancing.

Videos - photos - wallpaper

Basilica del Santo Niño and the festivals: Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu & Kaplag

All the below videos are in different albums in the album

Santo Niño de Cebu & Basilica del Santo Niño and different ovation festivals

Look just click Videos:

Remark: No links in left column to the below albums, use the above link to the album

Look also the above section Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu City

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Basilica del Santo Niño - Roman Catholic Church from 1565

Santo Niño de Cebu - The Chapel of the Sto. Niño de Cebu

The chapel was decorated with flowers in time for the feast of the Infant Jesus. Taken last January 17, 2007 at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, Cebu City


Perpetual Novena to Santo Niño of Cebu

Sto Niño Songs - Non Stop

Santo Niño de Cebu gozos

O Miraculous Santo Niño

From the album "Hunino - halad kang Senyor Santo Nino de Cebu". Composed by Eugene Tan. Performed by For The Lord Choir. Musical accompaniment by Joey Cabusas. Vocal arranger Michael Lada and Joey Cabusas. Recorded at Sountraxx Recording Studio


A tribute to Senior Santo Niño.

Batobalani Sa Gugma (Gozos) video with lyrics. Created by Ronie (Catechetical Arts Ministry). Viva Señor Sto. Niño


Santo Niño - Sharon Cuneta

Sto Niño Gugma Ko

A tribute song to Senior Sto. Niño, the HOLY CHILD!


Tributes and Hymns to Senyor Santo Niño

Santo Niño de Cebu

The Theology of Sto. Niño de Cebu & Devotional Practices to the Sto Niño - These videos is an excerpt of the report made by theology students at Recoletos School of Theology in one of their course requirement.


Sugbo, Sinulog ug ang Sto Niño

In line with the annual Sinulog festivities, Prof. Jojo Bersales provides an in-depth storytelling of the strong faith Cebuanos have to Señor Santo Niño in this episode of KABILIN entitled SUGBO, SINULOG UG ANG SANTO NIÑO!


Wallpaper for computer with Santo Niño de Cebu


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Sinulog 2018, Cebu City - Etc.

SINULOG 2018 Song - Sinulog Foundation Official

Fiesta Señor Sto. Niño Novena Masses

Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan

Sinulog sa Barangay sa Dakbayan

Sinulog parades, Festival Queens, etc.

Sto. Niño Solemn Procession

"Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino de Cebu"
January 19, 2018

Fluvial Parade
Jan 20, 2018

Sinulog Grand Parade 2018

Cardinal Tagle on the Feast of the Santo Niño at Greenbelt Chapel: Homily - Dance, January 21, 2018

Pista ng Santo Niño, ipinagdiwang sa Tondo

Exciting Sinulog Festival


Most beautiful girls of Sinulog festivals, travel, culture, Cebu.
Dec 30, 2017 and Jan 09, 2018

A selection of beautiful girls who participate or watch the festival.....
I think you'll agree that the Cebuanas are probably the most exotic girls in the Philippines.


Bato Balani sa Gugma

Gozos on the novena of Senyor Sto. Niño de Cebu. Feast Day every 3rd sunday of January, in the Philippine Catholic liturgical calendar.

Viva Senyor Sto. Niño! Viva Pit Senyor!


Santo Niño de Cebu, nasa Maynila

Dumagsa ang mga deboto sa Manila Cathedral para sa misang inialay sa bumibisitang imahen ng Santo Niño de Cebu. Inabangan din ang fluvial procession sa Pasig River.

Aug 16, 2015

Kaplag AND Fluvial Parade

which means “finding” in Cebuano, marks the recovery of an image of the Infant Jesus after it went missing for years.

The many of below videos is albums in the above album Santo Niño de Cebu & Basilica del Santo Niño and different ovation festivals

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The Journey of the Sto Niño: Origins up to the Kaplag
Jan 29, 2021 Gabii sa Kabilin
This webinar will trace the journey of the Santo Niño from its origins up to the Kaplag. Resource speaker Fr. Ric Anthony Reyes, OSA, will discuss the origins of the Santo Niño in Europe, its arrival in our islands in 1521, the First Baptism, and the finding of the image in 1565.

456th Kaplag Mass April 19-28, 2021

456th Kaplag Feast Day April 28, 2021

ALL: Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu


Sinulog Fluvial Parade 2012, 2018, 2019 and 2020

The Fluvial Procession JAN 14 2012
is held at dawn the day before the Sinulog Grand Parade with a statue of the Santo Niño carried on a pump boat from Mandaue City to Cebu City, decked with hundreds of flowers and candles. The procession ends at the Basilica where a re-enactment of the Christianizing, the acceptance of Roman Catholicism of Cebu is performed.

The Cebu Sinulog Fluvial Parade 2018 - Video courtesy of John Ray Aligato / The Island Nomad 2018: Original post

Sinulog Seaborne Procession 2019
SunStar Jan 19, 2019

Fluvial Parade 2019 - Sinulog 2019
Cebu Videos Jan 19, 2019

Fluvial Procession 2020
Cebu Videos
Fluvial Procession 2020
January 18, 2020 7:00 am

The most breathtaking view in the waters of Cebu is an annual event held every third Saturday of January (a day before Sinulog).
Hundreds of decorated boats, barges and yachts, a rain of confetti from helicopters, drum beats and the lively cheers are enough to put someone and every Sugboanon in the festive atmosphere.

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Santo Niño de Cebu - Kaplag Festival 2011

The Basilica del Santo Niño de Cebu and the Santo Niño de Cebu Augustinian Social Development Foundation, Inc., SNAF celebrate the 446th anniversary of 'Kaplag' focusing on Señor Santo Niño as the El Capitan General, Lord Admiral of the Sea.

The day-long activity included the naval honors for the Santo Niño as recognition of its rank as the most esteemed Captain General of the Spanish Forces in the Philippines. For the first time, the coat-of-arms of the Celentisimo Capitan General de las Esfuerzas Españolas en Filipinas will travel on a Philippine Navy ship.

Look the full description of the Kaplag festival - video

Devotees welcome, Duaw Santo Niño, in Naval, Calubian towns


450 Kaplag - 2015

Traslacion of the image of Señor Sto. Nino

Opening Salvo, April 19, 2015

Grand Novena Mass, April 28, 2015


450 Kaplag Grand Reenactment

CEBU. The city is commemorating the 450th anniversary of the finding of the image of Sto. Niño with a grand reenactment being done in four stations. The activity highlights the beginnings of the Sto. Nino devotion from the time Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan first stepped foot in Cebu. Apr 27, 2015 - Remark 4 videos in this sub-album

For those interested in buying a copy of the commemorative book, you may contact the Kaplag Office of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu (tel. 032 2556698 loc. 400) or Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA, from the Theology Office of the University of San Agustin – Iloilo (tel. 033 33748 41 to 44 loc. 239).


Ikaw Makaplagan

CEBU CITY. Basilica del Sto. Niño rector Fr. Jonas Mejares and 450 Kaplag Choir Ensemble sing "Ikaw Makaplagan" Kaplag song composed by Manny Lapingcao during the opening salvo on April 19, 2015.

Remark this is an album in the album Organs, Music & Choirs - For different occasions etc.

The Black Nazarene and Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene

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The Black Nazarene

known to devotees in Spanish as Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno (Filipino: Mahal na Itim na Nazareno, English: Our Father Jesus Nazarene) is a life-sized, dark wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ carrying a cross, believed to be miraculous by many Filipino Catholics.

Originally with fair complexion, it turned dark after it survived a burning ship on its arrival from Mexico. The image is currently in the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila, Philippines, where it is venerated weekly with Friday Novena Masses. There are also three annual processions associated with this icon, most notably on January 9, celebrating its transfer (Spanish: Translación) and enshrinement in the present Basilica, and is attended by several million devotees.

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Feasts of the Black Nazarene
Black Nazarene's Miracles
Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno Song

The Himno del Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno was written by the late National Artist for Music, Maestro Lucio San Pedro. The hymn has become the undying anthem of the devotees of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila.

The Feast day of Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno (Black Nazarene) at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo Church) in Quiapo, Manila the High Mass in Honor of the Black Nazarene and also the traditional hymn of the Black Nazarene composed by Lucio San Pedro. Thousands of people attending and waiting for the Black Nazarene to head to Quiapo. VIVA JESUS NAZARENO.

A look back at the celebration of the Black Nazarene feast from the past 3 years
Cristina Eloisa Baclig January 09, 2021
Every year, the Traslacion, or the annual grand procession of the image of the Black Nazarene, draw in throngs of barefooted devotees hoping to lay a touch on the venerated image and to be granted a miracle.
WATCH: How COVID-19 changed the Feast of the Black Nazarene
Jan 10, 2021 - with Video
It was a one-of-a-kind Feast of the Black Nazarene. Watch and see for yourself.
Physical distancing, or at least attempts to implement this, characterized the usually rowdy Feast of the Black Nazarene that pushed through on Saturday, January 9, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

LIVESTREAM at 4:30 am on January 9: Nazareno 2021 Fiesta Mass
The Feast of the Black Nazarene pushes through on Saturday, January 9, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and even without the hours-long procession that has characterized this event for years.
Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila, leads the first of 15 fiesta Masses at Saturday in Quiapo Church.

IN PHOTOS: Nazareno 2021, faith in the time of pandemic
Jan 9, 2021

Filipinos astounded by disregard of health protocols during Nazareno 2021
Jan 9, 2021 Gaby Baizas
While adjustments were made for this year’s Feast of the Black Nazarene due to the pandemic, many devotees were seen violating standard health protocols.
Despite persistent reminders to stay at home and to attend religious events virtually, thousands of Filipinos flocked to Quiapo Church in Manila on Saturday, January 9.

Black Nazarene devotees’ faith overcome fear of COVID-19 pandemic
January 9, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
Devotees, mostly clad in yellow and maroon shirts, trooped to the Quiapo Church in Manila to attend the Masses in honor of the Black Nazarene on Saturday despite threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic and reminders to stay home or hear Mass in other churches.

Over 20,000 devotees now in Quiapo for Black Nazarene feast
Katrina Hallare January 09, 2021
Over 20,000 devotees are now in Quiapo for the feast of the Black Nazarene, according to the Manila Public Information Office (PIO) on Saturday.

Devotees urged not to visit Quiapo Church on Black Nazarene feast
Neil Arwin Mercado January 08, 2021
Devotees are urged not to visit the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or the Quiapo Church during the Black Nazarene feast day on January 9 as the country still grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

Quiapo Church reminds devotees: No ‘pahalik’ for 2021 Feast of the Black Nazarene
Cristina Eloisa Baclig January 07, 2021
Traditional rituals such as the “pahalik” (kissing of the image of the Black Nazarene) will be replaced by the “pagpupugay” (paying tribute) and “pagtanaw” (viewing of the image) during the celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Saturday, January 9, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among devotees.

Black Nazarene devotees urged not to go barefoot
January 7, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
It has been the tradition of some devotees to go barefoot when attending the Feast Day of the Black Nazarene every January 9.
This is particularly true for those who participate in the annual traslacion procession of the image.
Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Quiapo Church officials discouraged such practice this year.

Quiapo Church ‘to bring’ Black Nazarene to devotees this year
January 4, 2021 Christina Hermoso
In an effort to still celebrate the feast of the Traslacion of the Black Nazarene on January 9, the Quiapo Church has decided to localize the observance of the anticipated event by bringing the image to several areas in the Archdiocese of Manila and in neighboring dioceses to avoid mass gatherings at the church.

Quiapo scraps Black Nazarene’s replica procession
January 4, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
Even the traditional replica procession of the Black Nazarene has been scrapped as well due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

EXPLAINER: How the Traslacion will happen in pandemic-stricken 2021
Daphne Galvez January 02, 2021
On January 9 of each year, millions of devotees from across the country travel to Manila to attend the “Traslacion” (solemn transfer) or procession of the image of the Black Nazarene.

Black Nazarene image on display at Quiapo Church for veneration
December 27, 2020 Leslie Ann Aquino
Devotees of the Black Nazarene will now have more time to venerate the image which is now on display at the balcony of Quiapo Church in Manila for the “pagpupugay” or “pagtanaw” (viewing). Look also the Video

Black Nazarene feast will be ‘localized’ and will not have the famous procession
December 18, 2020 Analou De Vera
The annual celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9 next year will be “localized” and the image brought to different places, but there will be no procession, an official of the Quiapo Church said Friday.

No Black Nazarene grand procession next year
Consuelo Marquez October 23, 2020
The image of the Black Nazarene will not be out for the grand procession, called the Traslacion, early next year to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus disease, the Manila government revealed on Friday.

The Video: No Luneta 'Traslacion'? Quiapo Church eyes changes in Black Nazarene feast amid pandemic
Sep 30, 2020 ABS-CBN News
How will the Catholic Church celebrate the Feast of the Black Nazarene in the time of COVID-19?

The Videos: Traslacion 2020 Streamed live (part 1, 2, 3, 4)

Southern Metro police chief snatches GMA reporter's phone, deletes video of Traslacion commotion
Rambo Talabong January 10, 2020 - with Videos of the incident
Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan, the chief of the Southern Police District, didn't like it that broadcast journalist Jun Veneracion captured on video how cops dragged a devotee to the ground.

Traslacion 2020 ends in 16 hours
Rambo Talabong January 09, 2020
The Traslacion of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo Church ends before 9 pm, the earliest in recent years

At least 251 people injured during Traslacion 2020 – Manila PIO
Bonz Magsambol January 09, 2020
The Philippine Red Cross says its medical team and volunteers assisted 1,051 individuals, 679 of whom were given blood pressure consultation

WATCH: Traslacion 2020 Dungaw pulls in thousands of devotees
January 09, 2020 - with Video
Thousands flock to the San Sebastian Church for the annual Dungaw, where the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de San Sebastian looks out from the church's terrace as the Black Nazarene passes

IN PHOTOS: First few hours of Traslacion 2020
January 09, 2020
The changes implemented this year deprive Catholic devotees of their tradition to get near the image of the Black Nazarene as police block the icon’s carriage

HIGHLIGHTS: The Traslacion of the Black Nazarene 2020
January 09, 2020 - with several Videos
Watch as the annual Traslacion of the image of the Black Nazarene begins at Quirino Grandstand and ends at Quiapo Church

WATCH: Midnight Mass with Cardinal Tagle for Nazareno 2020
January 09, 2020 - with Video
Watch the midnight Mass for the Feast of the Black Nazarene, with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as homilist.
A midnight Mass kicks off this year’s observance of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, also called the Nazareno, at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Thursday, January 9.


January 01, 2018 - January 10, 2018:


Traslacion ng Nazareno 2018, January 09

Prayer stations set for ‘more prayerful’ Black Nazarene procession

100,000 devotees join procession of Nazareno replicas
Watch the scenes around Quiapo Church as 100,000 devotees, based on data from police, join the annual procession of Nazareno replicas on January 7, 2018

Thousands line for a prayer-granting kiss in Nazareno 2018
Thousands of devotees flocked to the Quirino Grandstand on Monday, January 8 for the annual Pahalik a day before the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Like the famous procession, the Pahalik has miraculous stories of its own.

An Instagram story of the Traslacion
Jan 10, 2018


Nazareno returns to Quiapo Church after 22 hours
Paterno Esmaquel II January 10, 2018 - with Videos
The image of the Black Nazarene makes it way to Quiapo Church at around 3:05 am of Wednesday, January 10

Nazareno 2018: Cardinal Tagle warns vs 'huwad na daan'
Paterno Esmaquel II January 09, 2018 - with Video
'Ang tunay na tao, hindi nagdidiyos-diyosan,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in the Midnight Mass ahead of Traslacion 2018

At least 120,000 attend Nazareno 2018 midnight Mass
Rambo Talabong January 09, 2018 - with Video
The crowd is expected to reach millions once the traslacion of the Black Nazarene begins
At least 120,000 people attended the Quirino Grandstand midnight Mass which opened the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Tuesday, January 9.

Simplest of prayers flood Quiapo for Nazareno 2018
Paterno Esmaquel II January 08, 2018 with Video
'Sana po maging mataas 'yung score ko po sa school,' says an 8-year-old girl, while others pray for good health, as a replica procession kicks off Nazareno 2018.

IN PHOTOS: Thousands join procession of Nazareno replicas
January 07, 2018
The procession takes place two days before the annual Traslacion.
Thousands joined the procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene image outside Quiapo Church on Sunday, January 7.


December 31, 2018 - January 10, 2019:


Traslacion 2019 Highlights

Stories of devotees
Jan 5, 2019

Midnight Mass with Cardinal Tagle for Nazareno 2019
A midnight Mass kicks off this year’s observance of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, also called the Nazareno, at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Wednesday, January 9.

Traslacion ng Poong Nazareno January 9, 2019

IN PHOTOS: Thousands join Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession
December 31, 2018
The procession marks the start of the 9-day novena mass for the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2019

SCHEDULE: Nazareno 2019 activities
January 04, 2019
The theme of Traslacion 2019 is: 'Deboto ng Poong Hesus Nazareno, Hinirang at pinili upang maging lingkod Niya'

LIST: Banned items, activities during Nazareno 2019
January 07, 2019
Take note! Here are the prohibited items and activities for the Feast of the Black Nazarene 2019

IN PHOTOS: Thousands bless replicas of Black Nazarene statue
Sofia Tomacruz January 07, 2019
The blessing of Black Nazarene replicas is carried out in advance as devotees and priests will be unable to do so on the feast day itself

Black Nazarene devotees seek blessings during procession of replicas
January 07, 2019 - with Video
Devotees pray for health, stability, and renewed hope for the coming year

Things to know about the Feast of the Black Nazarene
Janella Paris January 08, 2019
The yearly feast is expected to gather millions of devotees in the country’s historic capital

LIVE: Midnight Mass with Cardinal Tagle for Nazareno 2019
January 08, 2019
Watch the midnight Mass for the Feast of the Black Nazarene, with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as homilist

Cardinal Tagle defends Nazareno devotees vs 'fanatic' tag
Paterno Esmaquel II January 09, 2019 - with Video
'Ang tunay na deboto ay nagmamahal,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in his homily on the 2019 Feast of the Black Nazarene

Traslacion 2019 begins as Tagle defends devotees
Paterno Esmaquel II‬ January 09, 2019 - with Video
The image of the Black Nazarene started moving out of the Quirino Grandstand at around 5:03 am on Wednesday

Devotion or fanaticism? Why devotees sacrifice for Black Nazarene
January 09, 2019 - with Video
The risks are high, but why does the Catholic faithful remain steadfast in its devotion?

IN PHOTOS: First 12 hours of Traslacion 2019
January 09, 2019
Based on previous years, the procession is expected to last about 20 hours, culminating in the image entering Quiapo Church to the cheers of thousands of devotees

Meet the men who form the 'human bridge' of Traslacion
January 09, 2019 - with Video
Dozens of devotees offer their shoulders, knees, and backs as platforms for others to cross to and from the Quiapo Church during the 2019 Feast of the Black Nazarene

WATCH: Walking towards Mary and Jesus during Traslacion
January 09, 2019 - with Video
Devotees cross crowded streets where each step is another chance to receive blessings from blessed replicas of the statue

Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church after 21 hours
Rambo Talabong January 10, 2019 - with Video
The image of the Black Nazarene returns to returns to the Quiapo Church at around 2:21 am on Thursday, January 10

IN PHOTOS: Traslacion 2019 across the Philippines
Kurt Dela Peña January 09, 2019
Unlike in Manila where devotees push and pull to climb the Andas, in Cagayan de Oro no one is allowed to reach the image of the Nazarene

During Traslacion, a day’s work is fuelled by devotion
Sofia Tomacruz January 10, 2019 with Video
The Feast of the Black Nazarene is the one day they could sell the whole day in the streets of Quiapo

IN VIDEOS: The colorful Feast of the Black Nazarene 2019
January 10, 2019
Go micro, and dive into the sea of people, through the videos produced by Rappler's Nazareno 2019 coverage team

Cagayan de Oro ready to celebrate 10th Black Nazarene traslacion
Bobby Lagsa January 05, 2019

Cagayan de Oro's own orderly version of the Black Nazarene's traslacion

Some 200,000 join Cagayan de Oro's 3-hour Traslacion
Bobby Lagsa January 09, 2020
This is the 11th year CdO holds its own Traslacion of the Black Nazarene

More Filipino Patrons and Patronesses - Etc.

Life - History - Hymns - Gozos - etc.

REMARK: Most of the below videos in this section are in different albums in the album Patrons & Patronesses.

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St. Lucy (Lucia)
Saint Valentine
San Juan

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Santo Niño de Cebu & Basilica del Santo Niño and different ovation festivals

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Basilica  del Santo Niño and the festivals: Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu & Kaplag

Sto. Niño Shrine - Museum in Tacloban City

The Santo Niño Shrine, one of the 29 presidential rest houses that the late Pres. Ferdinand Marcos had built.

Santo Niño is the patron Saint of Leyte.
It is located in Real Street, Tacloban City. The First floor is where the Chapel is located and on the sides are rooms made from native materials.
Paintings of the 14 stations of the Cross done by Filipino artists, wooden bas-relief of the legend of the First Filipino man-woman (Si Malakas at si Maganda ); tastefully decorated guestrooms of varied Filipino motifs; image of the Holy Child; a collection of original paintings by Fernando Amorsolo; spacious ballroom

Santo Nino Shrine in Tacloban, Leyte: Before Yolanda (slowly to full load)

Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum after Yolanda
45 Pictures of What’s Inside It Now - Look it  as pdf HERE
October 11, 2014 By Victorino Q. Abrugar

Imelda Marcos’s tropical 'palace' rots one year after Philippines typhoon
Tom Phillips, Tacloban 06 Nov 2014

What is a “Santacruzan”?

5 things you need to know about the Santacruzan
Krizia Dela Cruz, Mark Ferdinand Canoy May 12th, 20167

Our Lady of the Pillar of Imus (Spanish: Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Imus) is a venerated image of the Madonna and Child atop a pillar venerated in Imus, Philippines. It is enshrined in the Cathedral as Patroness of Diocese of Imus.
The image was granted a canonical coronation by Pope Benedict XVI via a Pontifical decree in 2011. The coronation was executed on 3 December 2012 in celebration of the "Jubilee of the Diocese of Imus" as decreed by Pope John XXIII via his papal bull "Chisti Fidelis".
Among Catholics, it is also considered the first Marian apparition, and unique because it happened while Mary was still living on Earth

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Feast of Our Lady of Pillar
October 11, 2021 Christina Hermoso
The fifth of the nine-day novena masses that began on October 8 will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Santa Cruz Parish in Manila, in observance of the Feast of Our Lady of Pillar.

Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria de Jaro
(English: Our Lady of the Candles; formally: Nuestra Señora de la Purificación y la Candelaria) is a Marian title and image venerated by Filipino Catholics. The image, which is enshrined on the balcony of Jaro Cathedral, is known as the patroness of Jaro District of Iloilo City and the whole of Western Visayas


Feast of Our Lady of Candelaria, Presentation of the Lord
February 1, 2021 Christina Hermoso
Tuesday, February 2, is the feast day of the highly revered Our Lady of Candles (Nuestra Senora dela Candelaria), the patroness of Western Visayas and Jaro, Iloilo.
Feast Candlemas will be celebrated at the Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral in Iloilo City in observance of the event. The traditional blessing of candles will be held.

Our Lady of Aranzazu

(Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu) is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines. The image is widely known for its miraculous claims of healing and safety during flood in the region. Pope Francis granted the image a Canonical coronation on 31 May 2017.

Saint Joseph

Joseph is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus, and is venerated as Saint Joseph in the Catholic Church. Christian tradition places Joseph as Jesus' foster father

Patron of St. Joseph Cathedral – Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte, Caraga

Apparition of St. Joseph in the Philippines

Oldest venerated image of St. Joseph in PH granted episcopal coronation
July 13, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has approved the episcopal coronation of the oldest venerated image of St. Joseph in the Philippines.

Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker
May 1, 2021 Christina Hermoso
Roman Catholics mark today, Labor Day, the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker (San Jose Obrero).

The Video: St. Joseph the Worker mass May 1, 2021
Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu


Santo Thomas of Villanova - Patron of Santolan - Pasig City

Santo Tomas ng Santolan Words by: Rev. Fr. Ramil R. Marcos MA, STL. Music: Beth Lacuna Theme for the Holy Patron of Santolan, Sto. Tomas de Villanueva December 13, 2010, Feast of St. Lucy Official Launching: December 16, 2010, during the Simbahang Gabi.

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Augustine of Hippo

Patron for many in the Philippines

e.g. Naga Cebu and Cagayan de Oro

St. Isidore, Patron Saint of Farmers
St. Isidore was born at Madrid, Spain, in the latter half of the 12th century. For the greater part of his life he was employed as a laborer on a farm outside the city. Many marvelous happenings accompanied his lifelong work in the fields and continued long after his holy death.
His real name was Isidro de Merlo y Quintana.

PAHIYAS FESTIVAL, the festival is in honor of St. Isidore, celebrated every 15th of May.

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Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebu

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebu (Our Lady of Guadalupe of Cebu) is honoured as the Queen and Patroness of Cebu. The miraculous image of the said Marian attribute is enshrined at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebu in Cebu City

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebu

Canonical Coronation of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebu

A glimpse of history of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebu

Sta. Clara de Montefalco

the first Augustinian nun to be canonized. She's the Patroness of the City of Pasay and Patroness of people with heart ailments and those who are losing hope. Canonized on December 8, 1881 by Pope Leo XIII.

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Filipinos mark 400th year since Lady of Carmel's arrival in Philippines
Paterno Esmaquel II May 05, 2018

'Sa mundong sumasamba sa mga huwad na diyos, bumalik tayo sa Carmel,' writes Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle for 'Salubong at Traslacion'
Every Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is also brought out of San Sebastian Church to "meet" the Nazareno image, in a tradition called "Dungaw."
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who, according to Catholics, appeared to Saint Simon Stock in 1251 and handed him a scapular as a sign of salvation, a safeguard in dangers, and a pledge of peace and of the covenant.

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 16, 2021 Christina Hermoso
Roman Catholics, led by Marian devotees celebrate Friday, July 16, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, marking the 769th anniversary of the popular devotion to Our Lady’s brown scapular.

Pope Francis approves canonical coronation of the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 17, 2020, Leslie Ann Aquino
Pope Francis has approved the canonical coronation of the revered image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel enshrined at the Minor Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in New Manila, Quezon City.

Our Lady of Manaoag

Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag (Filipino: Ang Aming Ina Ng Manaoag; Spanish: Nuestra Señora del Santissimo Rosario de Manaoag / Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag) is a 17th-century Roman Catholic ivory image of the Blessed Virgin Mary enshrined in Manaoag, Pangasinan. It is located in the high altar of the Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag, and is locally known as the patroness of the town under the Pangasinense and Ilocano nickname Apo Baket ("Venerable Madam"; not to be confused with Apo Baket Namacpacan of Luna, La Union). The image is one of the most venerated Marian images in the country, and is attributed healing powers as '"patroness of the sick, the helpless and the needy".

Look also HERE, HERE and HERE

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Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Piat, Cagayan

In 1954, the Lady of Piat was canonically crowned Queen, mother and Patroness of Cagayan Valley, and from 1604 when the Dominican Fathers brought her from Macao, She has interceded for us and our ancestors-miracles of healing of body and soul, especially interventions in times of need.

Our Lady of Piat (formally: Nuestra Señora de Piat,) is a 16th century Roman Catholic icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the central figure at the altar of her shrine in Piat in the province of Cagayan. Locally known as the patroness of the town, it is one of the most venerated Marian images of Mary in the Republic of the Philippines and is referred to as the Mother of Cagayan. The image of Our Lady of Piat is one of the most revered images among Catholics. Flocking everyday to the shrine are devotees queueing to touch the image’s feet seeking her intercessions. Her devotees include the rich and powerful who spare no expense at showering the Blessed Virgin’s shrine with donations and gifts.

Look also HERE and HERE

the Videos

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Piat, Cagayan
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Nuestra Señora Virgen de la Regla - The Black Virgin of Opon

Lapu-lapu City's Patroness - Nuestra Señora Virgen de la Regla (Our lady Of The Rule). The Nuestra Señora de Regla, the image of the blessed Virgin in black holding a black Sto. Niño in her arms, is the patron saint of Opon. The two-and-half-feet high icon has a black face with curly, black hair flowing down her shoulders. Locals and visitors from other provinces come to her to hope and pray for a miracle, and there had been many stories and testaments of miracles interceded by the Blessed Virgen. Hundreds of devotees and pilgrims pay homage to this miraculous lady.

Look also this article as pdf

the Video:

Nuestra Señora Virgen de la Regla - The Black Virgin of Opon


Our Lady of Namacpacan


According to the historical sketch done by Msgr. Quintin Velasquez, the image was ordered by the Augustinian friars of Vigan from Spain in 1871 came to Luna accidentally. The galleon set to sail to the Philippines was heading toward Vigan was caught by a storm in the coast of La Union. When the storm ended, they tried to continue their journey but the wind urged them to come back to the port. The captain decided to return to the port and have the statue delivered to Vigan by land. When the statue was about to be transported to Vigan, the men could not remove the statue from its place. They took it as a signal that the image wanted to stay. It was negotiated upon by the Augustinian friars and Fr. Marcelino Ceballos that the image would stay in Namacpacan. A bienvenida party was held in welcoming Our Lady. The town's name was changed to Luna, in honor of the national heroes, Antonio and Juan Luna, whose mother is a native of the place. Presently, Luna's boundary arch proudly announce, "Welcome to Luna, Shrine of Our Lady of Namacpacan."

The Lady of Peace and Good Voyage of Antipolo

The Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje or famously known as Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage was the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary on the basis of the Spanish galleon's successful eight ocean crossings. On several occasions, it was believed that she saved the galleon by warning the people about an imminent catastrophe.


The Lady of Peace and Good Voyage of Antipolo

Salve Para Virgen De La Paz Y Buen Viaje - 1st sat devotion

Antipolo Cathedral

Hymn For Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage

Awit / Dasal para sa Ina ng Kapayapaan at mabuting paglalakbay

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Mahal na Virgen ng Antipolo

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Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia - Our Lady of Peñafrancia

(The history of)

Our Lady of Peñafrancia (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia) is a wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary originally from Salamanca, Spain. Tens of thousands of pilgrims, devotees, tourists come to Naga City, Philippines every September for a nine-day festivities in honor of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the Patroness of Bicol, endearingly addressed by Bicolanos as INA (mother).

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the Videos: Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia - Our Lady of Peñafrancia - Festivals and Fluvial processions


Santa Juana de Cuza of Sta Rosa City, Laguna

STA. JUANA DE CUZA - This not-so-known saint, St. Joanna of Chuza, was a woman of affluence who gave financial support to Jesus Christ and was also present when His empty tomb was discovered. She was the wife of Chuza, the steward of Herod Antipas. Feast Day: May 24

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Ina Poon Bato

Brief history and devotion and hymn

Our Lady of Ina Poonbato (Botolan, Zambala, Philippines) became popular after the explosion of Mt. Pinatubo in June 1991 when it was half buried in lava.  The image of Ina Poonbato is said to be of miraculous character. The statue was found by the Aeta chief Djadig over four hundred years ago.  He brought the beautiful lady carved in shining wood to this home.  His wife threw the statue without recognizing its meaning into the fire.  The fire burned the house down but left the statue unscathed.  It soon became an object of veneration among the Aetas.  The first missionaries to the Zambalas region (1608, Recoletos) recognized the statue as that of Our Lady and transferred it to their church.


Our Lady of Consolation, Minalin, Pampanga

The devotion to Our Lady of Consolation happened when St. Monica in a vision received a black leather belt from the Blessed Virgin, who assured the holy widow that she would take under her special protection all those who wore it in her honor. In return, Monica gave it to her son, Augustine who later changed his ways and eventually became one of the saints in the Roman Catholic Church.

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Our Lady of Caysasay

Our Lady of Caysasay (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Caysasay) is a celebrated 17th-century image of the Immaculate Conception, dated 1603.The image was found by a man named Juan Maningcad while casting his net in nearby Pansipit River. The image was canonically crowned in 1954 and was later given the title the "Queen of the Archdiocese of Lipa". The feast day of Our Lady of Caysasay is every December 8 and 9.

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Our Lady of Salambao

"Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of Salambao"

is one of the three patron saints of the town Obando, Bulacan, near Manila. She is invoked by fishermen for a bountiful catch, owing to her image being found by a fisherman using a salambaw, a type of net.

La Virgen Milagrosa

Badoc, Ilocos Norte houses the Sanctuary of the Miraculous Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the La Virgen Milagrosa. History traces the life-sized statue to Nagasaki, Japan. It was sent floating in the sea by missionaries operating in secret in Japan (for fear of persecution during the Tokugawa Regime), along with the Miraculous Statue of the Black Nazarene (Sinait's Santo Cristo Milagroso). It was first found by local fishermen in the shores of Barangay Dadalaquiten, on the boundary between Sinait and Badoc, in the year 1620. Only fishermen from Sinait were able to move the Statue of the Black Nazarene. The fishermen from Badoc, unable to move the Black Nazarene, were able to move the La Virgen Milagrosa that came with it - which was, in turn, unable to be moved by the fishermen from Sinait. They took the statues to their respective towns, hence becoming their patron saints. Today The La Virgen Milagrosa is enshrined at the Badoc Church.

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the Video

The La Virgen Milagrosa

The story of La Milagrosa that spans 400 years re-enacted on the white sands of Logo Cove, Barangay La Virgen
Milagrosa in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, where she was found.

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Look much more on the above link and the video La Milagrosa Grand Procession 2015

St. Rose of Lima

Saint Rose of The Lagoon - Santa Rosa, La Laguna

St. Rose of Lima is the patroness of the Philippines (and Latin America). This Saint's real name was Isabel, but she was such a beautiful baby that she was called Rose, and that name remained.

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Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de Turumba (Our Lady of Sorrows of Turumba)

is the name for a specific statue of the Virgin Mary as Our Lady of Sorrows, enshrined in Pakil, Laguna.

The image, according to tradition, belonged to some missionaries who crossed Laguna de Bay in a launch. When the launch was shipwrecked, some of its relics were washed ashore including the image of the Virgin. One Friday morning, some fishermen found the image in the nets. Believing it was a religious image, they decided to drop it off at a parish church. When they started to carry the painting, they found that it was heavy. They tried to carry it in many directions, until it was near the church of Pakil. While they headed that way, the wind and current aided their course; and when they landed, they left the image on a rock so they could continue their fishing duties.

A group of women found the image one Sunday morning. Although it had rained during the night, the canvas was dry. When they tried to take it away, they could not move it; even the strongest among them, Mariangga, could not lift it. They quickly told the parish priest, who in turn called the sacristans, choir members and churchgoers to get the image. As they lifted the image, the people around begun to sing and dance. To their surprise, the image gave way. And So the Turumba to Our Lady was born.

the Video: Grand Marian Procession - Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de Turumba

In honor of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Grand Marian Procession is held every Sunday before the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Intramuros, Manila. This religious festival showcase in one grand procession eighty-three images and statues of the Blessed Mother that came from the different parts of the country and is being paraded throughout Intramuros thoroughfares. Flower-decked carriages borne the Marian images along the procession. Catholic devout flood the streets of Intramuros in glimpse and awestruck of this grandeur procession.


Hymn - Santo Rosario

Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosario w/Lyrics

Composed by: Rev. Fr. Carlo Magno Marcelo, Performed by: Carol Banawa, Arranged by: Dennis Quila, Guitars by: Noel Mendez, Strings by: Leagato, Recording Company: Star Records, Produced thru AVP: Dan Jayson Jose.


Hymn to Our Lady of Fatima

Hymn Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar de Zamboanga.

Santisima Virgen del Pilar, Nana del Dios, con todo mi corazon y alma ta consagra yo con uste mi cuerpo con todo su poder y ta honora yo con uste mas que con el maga angel y sanyo na cielo como al anak del Tata eternal quien talli na cielo. Amen.

Fort Pilar, Zamboanga City


La Naval de Manila - the Santo Domingo Church

Fiesta Mass and Grand procession for La Naval de Manila 2018
October 14, 2018

 Cynosure of a People´s Devotion

and The history of La Naval de Manila

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FAST FACTS: What you should know about Our Lady of La Naval
Glenda Marie Castro October 13, 2019
For devotees, Our Lady of La Naval is the symbol of love and strength to withstand life's constant battles - Download the FAST FACTS

The Video: Devotees celebrate Feast of La Naval de Manila
Oct 13, 2019 ABS-CBN News
Hundreds of devotees of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary joined the procession around the Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City on Sunday, Oct. 13 to celebrate the Feast of La Naval de Manila.

IN PHOTOS: La Naval de Manila grand procession 2018
The feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, La Naval de Manila, is known for one of the biggest Marian processions in the Philippines


Virgen Delos Remedios also known as Nuestra Señora De Los Remedios

was first installed in the Malate Church by the Augustinian priests in 1624, which attracted many devotees. Young Filipino mothers recovering from childbirth or with sick children would come to pray for fast recovery. The practice became habitual through the passing of years and the image came to be known as the Virgin of Remedies and Patroness of Mothers and Children. Devotess would come to the church and offer gifts and prayers in thanksgiving for the favors they received.

History and hymn. Look the text of the Virgen Delos Remedios Hymn as pdf

Sta Maria Goretti

Patroness of youth, young women, purity, and victims of rape (1890 - 1902)

Patroness of Parish Youth Ministry Sta. Monica Parish Minalin, Pampanga

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Sta. Maria Goretti

died a martyr before her twelfth birthday. Young as she was, she made a choice, a choice based on her faith. The Church holds up to the world, the life, death and the faith of this young Italian virgin martyr, Maria Goretti. Mabuhay to our Parish Youth Ministry for taking Maria Goretti as their model in upholding the faith rather than committing sin. Sta. Monica Parish Minalin, Pampanga, Philippines JULY 6, 2009.


A documentary of her life and death


Gozos ni - and the life of Sr. San Juan Sahagun

by the St. Cecilia Choir Toledo City Cebu

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(Photo St. Barbara, Iloilo)

Santa Barbara

a Virgin Martyr, is the patron saint of Sta. Barbara Iloilo and Pangasinan

and firefighters, soldiers, prisoners, stone masons, those who have dangerous professions, construction workers, builders, mathematicians, and the cities named Santa Barbara. She died by the sword, but her killers were struck down by lightning, so she is often called on for protection from lightning and for protection from violent and unpredictable death. She is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Her feast day is December 4th.

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St. Francis De Sales: Patron of the Deaf and Hearing-impaired

Francis de Sales, C.O., T.O.M., A.O.F.M. Cap. (21 August 1567 – 28 December 1622) was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

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is a traditional Christian saint of the 2nd century. She is sometimes called Potentiana and is often coupled with her sister, Praxedes the martyr. According to her acta, by the Bollandists (dating from the 8th century) and the Martyrology of Reichenau, she was a Roman virgin of the early Christian church, daughter of Saint Pudens, friend of the Apostles, and sister of Praxedes.

The Spanish Conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi, the founder of the city of Manila, gained possession of the territory in 1571 on 19 May, the feast of Pudentiana (in Spanish "Potenciana"), and declared her patron saint of what is now the Philippines.

As her name is not found in any of the ancient martyrologies and owing to the unreliability of her origins, the cult of Pudentiana was suppressed in 1969

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Larawan sa Katolikanhong Tinuohan

Join Professor Jojo Bersales as he unfolds the story behind the images and saints present in many houses and churches of Roman Catholics in this episode entitled LARAWAN SA KATOLIKANHONG TINUOHAN.

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About the Patronesses:

The Lady of Guadalupe Was the Original Marian Patroness of the Philippines
The Ina Poon Bato
Our Lady of Caysasay
Our Lady of Manaoag
The Lady of Peace and Good Voyage of Antipolo
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Piat, Cagayan
The Lady of Peñafrancia
Our Lady of Namacpacan
Marian Contributions to the Making of Filipino Heritage

Patron Saints by Month Patron Saints by Month

in the whole catholic church

Roman Catholic Religious Orders

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Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents & Congregations - Etc.

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Roman Catholic Religious Orders Both male and female Orders, Congregations and Houses
What are the Differences Between Religious Orders?
Philippines' Catholic Directory Monasteries in the Philippines

The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta also known as Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), Order of Malta or Knights of Malta

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Sovereign Order of Malta - SOM

The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and Malta, better known as the Sovereign Order of Malta, has a two-fold nature. It is one of the most ancient religious Catholic Orders, founded in Jerusalem in around 1048. It celebrated the 9th centennial of its official foundation in 1999. At the same time it has always been recognised by nations as an independent subject of international law. LOOK also details HERE

Foreign relations of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Fra' Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the SOM
Official visits the Philippines MARCH 2015
Name of Grand Master of the Order of Malta to be revealed this weekend
Nov 7, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English
From Nov. 7 to 8, the Council Complete of State will meet to elect the successor of Friar Giacomo Dalla Torre, who died on April 29.
Order of Malta elects Lieutenant and postpones election for Grand Master
Nov 9, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English
Cardinal Tomasi: Reform of Order of Malta seeks to strengthen identity
Nov 13, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English
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Order of Malta serving the poor amid the pandemic
Linda Bordoni 13 November 2020
The Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) talks about the main challenges faced by the Order as the new Lieutenant of the Grand Master takes office.

Order of Malta elects Lieutenant of the Grand Master
Vatican News staff 09 November 2020
The electoral body of the Sovereign Order of Malta elects a Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order to serve a one-year term amid the Order’s Constitutional reform.
As Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Luzzago will serve a term of one year with all of the prerogatives of the Grand Master until the next election. This will allow the Order of Malta to continue its ongoing process of constitutional reforms.

The Council Complete of State meets 7 and 8 November
On 29th April, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Prince and 80th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta died in Rome. According to article 17 of the Constitution, the Grand Commander, Fra’ Ruy Gonçalo do Valle Peixoto de Villas-Boas has assumed the functions of Lieutenant ad Interim and will remain at the head of the Sovereign Order of Malta until the election of the new Grand Master.

Pope appoints Cardinal-designate Tomasi Special Delegate to Order of Malta
Vatican News 01 November 2020
Pope Francis appoints soon to be Cardinal, Silvano Maria Tomasi, Special Delegate to the Sovereign Order of Malta. He succeeds Cardinal Angelo Becciu who resigned in October.

Order of Saint Augustine, Philippines, OSA

Kwentuhang Augustinian

Augustinian Order

The Augustinians in the Philippines

Church and Convent of Santo Niño

The Augustinians named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (354–430), are several Christian monastic orders and men and women living according to a guide to religious life known as the Rule of Saint Augustine.

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Province of Sto Niño de Cebu-Philippines

and HERE

Augustinians of the Assumption Inc. - Philippines


 Augustinian Contemplative Nuns of Bulacan

are members of the Order of Saint Augustine. As Augustinian contemplative nuns, we have responded to God's invitation to this life of loving prayer and contemplation through our vowed commitment in a monastic contemplative community.

Look the video Augustinian Contemplative Nuns of Bulacan - Way of Life


San Agustin Center of Studies, SACS or San Agustin Major Seminary

History of San Agustin Center of Studies, established in 1985, is one of the formation houses of the Augustinian Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu - Philippines which houses the communities of Simple Professed Friars (Theology Students) and the College Seminarians (Philosophy Students). It also houses the Philosophy Institute of the Province, the St. Thomas of Villanova Institute of Philosophy affiliated to the University of San Agustin - Iloilo, College of Arts and Sciences where the college seminarians study for their bachelor's degree in Philosophy as a preparatory step for their theological studies.

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Augustinian Vocation

San Agustin Center of Studies, SACS or San Agustin Major Seminary is a formation house or popularly known as a seminary of the Order of Saint Augustine affiliated to the Province of Santo Niño de Cebu - Philippines. Cebu Province is run by Filipino Friars since its foundation and separation from the Spanish Province in 1984. SACS is a home of the College seminarians and Theology students of the Order in the Philippines. Since the Augustinians is an international Order, it is also a home to other Augustinian friars abroad, who wish to study in the Philippines.

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Augustinian Recollect Province of Saint Ezeqauiél Moreno

is a division of the Order of Augustinian Recollects that has jurisdiction over the Philippines, Taiwan and Sierra Leone.

It officially separated from the Province of Saint Nicholas de Tolentine on 28 November 1998. Today, the Provincialate House is located at Neptune Street, Congressional Subdivision, Project 6, Quezon City.

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Order of Augustinian Recollects - Philippines
The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites

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The Carmelite Third Order, TOC Philippines.
Index of Carmelite websites in various languages
Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance, O.Carm. in Burgos, Pangasinan

The Videos:

Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance in Burgos, Pangasinan

The Call to Love and Freedom: A Call to be a Carmelite Nun

and also the Videos

Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance in Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac

Sisters of Mercy

are an international community of Roman Catholic women religious vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness and lack of education with a special concern for women and children.

contact: M Carmela Cabactulan rsm - Sister Superior

B. Aquino Avenue, UTAP, PO Box 63
6500 Tacloban City, Leyte.

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The Pink Sisters

also known as the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters

a group of nuns, who dedicate their life in adoration of the Lord. They do so by taking turns to worship the Blessed Sacrament 24/7. Not only is the habit of the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters unusual. Whoever joins the convent says goodbye to the world forever. The nuns can only communicate with the outside world through a grille.

They are a cloistered-contemplative missionary Congregation, living in community, whose members are entirely dedicated to the contemplative life in the service of perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Thus they offer intercessory prayer for the needs of all. The rose color of their habits, which they wear in honor of the Holy Spirit, symbolizes our dedication to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity.

Addresses etc. for the convents in: Quezon City, Baguio City, Banilad - Mandaue City, Davao City, New Washington - Aklan, Tagaytay City

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The Videos

Pink Sisters of the Adoration of d' Divine Mercy in Tagaytay

The Order of Friars Minor

also called the Franciscans, the Franciscan Order, or the Seraphic Order; postnominal abbreviation OFM is a mendicant Catholic religious order, founded in 1209 by Francis of Assisi.

Conventual Franciscans - Philippines, Facebook

OFM Franciscans - Philippines

OFM Franciscans - Philippines, Facebook

The Videos similar in English and Spanish: Franciscan Capuchins History in the Philippines

This short video is an adaptation of an article posted at the website of the Kapatirang Capuchino ng Pilipinas entitled ´Brief History´ at the ´About Us´ portion of the webpage. The naration used in the video is a copy of the said article. This is not an official documentation of the Capuchin Philippine Province. It is just a personal tribute to all our Capuchin brothers of the Philippine Province, both now and in the years past... JMDJ, OFMCap.


Stages of Dominican Formation

Information on how to become a Dominican Priest or Brother

The Dominicans in the Philippines
St. Benedict and the Holy Rule


The Society of Jesus

Philippine Jesuits

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Remembering the Jesuits of Cagayan de Oro
Tony La Viña August 02, 2017

HERE and the Videos

The Philippine Jesuits - The Society of Jesus

To know the Jesuits and their mission in the Philippines - what it's like to be a Jesuit in the Philippines

Spaniard St. Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus in 1548, with the goal of establishing a group of men under the Pope's service to go where they were needed.

As with other religious orders they take a vow of poverty, chastity and obedience. But the Jesuits add a fourth, to serve the Pope, whomever it may be.

Fr Romeo Intengan, priest exiled during Marcos years, dies at 74
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 10, 2017

The former head of the Philippine Jesuits, Father Romeo Intengan, is 'dead on arrival' at the Quirino Hospital a week before his birthday

The Camillians or Clerks Regular Ministers to the Sick

a Roman Catholic religious order of the type of Regular Clerks, founded by Saint Camillus de Lellis.

Claretian Communications Religious Women of the Philippines

Details of all orders, congregations etc.

Hijas de Jesús (Spanish) - The Daughters of Jesus

Latin: Filiae Iesu, abbreviated as F.I. is a Roman Catholic congregation of Religious Sisters founded on 8 December 1871 in Salamanca, Spain, by Saint Candida Maria of Jesus (1845-1912). Known as Jesuitinas or Jesuitesses in Spain, their work is primarily educational, and includes the administration of schools and colleges.

"IHS" are the first three letters of the name of Jesus in Greek: Iota, Eta, Sigma: It could also mean "Iesu Humanum Salvatore". The IHS is the identifying mark of the Hijas de Jesus found in their ring and in their necklace.

The Video

Hijas de Jesus-Filipinas

A video tribute to Saint Candida Maria de Jesus, Foundress of the Hijas de Jesus on the occasion of her canonization as a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Benedict XVI on October 17, 2010.




St. Clare of Assisi

(sometimes spelled Clair, Claire, etc.) (July 16, 1194 – August 11, 1253), born Chiara Offreduccio, is an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life - the first monastic rule known to have been written by a woman.

St. Clare's Relic arrival and departure:
St. Clare's Relic arrival

Welcome Rite on the arrival of the Pilgrim Relic of St. Clare of Assisi in the Philippines, February 21, 2012, done at Monasterio de Sta. Clara, Quezon City on the occasion of the 800th year of the foundation of the Order of St. Clare.
St. Clare's Relic departure

The Pilgrim Relic of St. Clare returned to Italy on May 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm via Qatar Airways. Farewell Mass was on April 30 at 10 am in Monasterio de Sta. Clara, QC; presided by the Bishop of Cubao.
Look the articles St. Clare is here, don’t bring eggs

Jocelyn R. Uy - Philippine Daily Inquirer

For the first time in 800 years, the relic - a fragment of the Saint’s cranium - left its home at Basilica di Santa Chiara in Assisi, Italy, in line with the octocentennial celebration of the Order of St. Clare, also known as the Poor Clares.

Following its arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday, the relic was brought to Monasterio de Sta. Clara in Quezon City, where it was kept overnight before it was flown to Cebu.


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Monasteries in the Philippines

Sister Disciples of the Divine Master

PDDM, Philippine-Taiwan-Hongkong Province

The Video PDDM Philippines celebrates its 58th year of Foundation!

Canossian Daughters of Charity
Daughters of Charity


St. Vincent de Paul



Daughters of St. Paul - who are we?
Oct 8, 2013 by Daughters of St. Paul, Philippines (FSP - PMPT)
"We are call to serve the Church, to communicate JESUS CHRIST to the world... through the means of social communication."

and more below about The Pauline Family



Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco

FMA Philippines - Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Pilipinas)

This video briefly shows the varied ministries of the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco in the Philippines official name is Daughters of Mary Help of Christians or FMA - Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice. The Congregation was founded by Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello in 1872 in Italy. The Salesian Sisters are present in 92 countries. It is the largest religious women congregation in the world with a membership of more than 14,000. The Salesian Sisters in the Philippines established the first FMA presence in Papua New Guinea in 2001.

Saint John Bosco
patron saint of school children, marks feast
January 30, 2021 Christina Hermoso

Roman Catholics will pay tribute, January 31, to Saint John Bosco, the well-loved founder of the Salesian Order and revered patron saint of boys, school children, and editors.
Five holy masses will be celebrated at the Saint John Bosco Parish in Tondo, Manila

A Short Biography of St. John Bosco

The Video: St. John Bosco HD
Jan 27, 2017 Catholic Online
John Bosco, the "Father and Teacher of Youth," also known as Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco or Don Bosco, was born in Becchi, Italy, on August 16, 1815.


Saint Francis of Paola and the Minim Nuns in Philippines

Minim Nuns in the Philippines. Our Founder: Saint Francis of Paola.

The Order of the Minims, founded by St. Francis of Paola, is a religious institute of solemn vows. It is modeled on Christ who “gave up all he had, and assumed the nature of the servant”, and on His teaching: “Unless you change and become like a little child, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”


Discovering our Saint's - St. Francis of Paola

Francis of Paola was a man who deeply loved contemplative solitude and wished only to be the "least in the household of God." Yet, when the Church called him to active service in the world, he became a miracle-worker and influenced the course of nations.

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Minim Nuns

Brg Lumbag P.D. Box 30523
phone 00 63. 43 4040032

The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer

Latin: Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris – C.Ss.R. is a Roman Catholic missionary Congregation founded by Saint Alphonsus Liguori at Scala, near Amalfi, Italy for the purpose of labouring among the neglected country people in the neighbourhood of Naples.

Members of the Congregation, Catholic priests and consecrated religious brothers, are known as Redemptorists and minister in more than 77 countries around the world.

The first Redemptorists, belonging to the Irish province, arrived in Opon, Cebu on 30 June 1906, setting up missions in Compostela, San Francisco and on the Camotes Islands.

From 1914 to 1928 further communities were established, the most prominent being: Luzon (where the Redemptorists preached the first mission completely in Tagalog), Lipa, Iloilo, Tacloban and Cagayan de Oro on Mindanao.

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Redemptorist Congregation

Redemptorist Province of Cebu

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Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer
Camillian Sisters
The Benedictine Order
The Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

also known as Religious of the Good Shepherd or Good Shepherd Sisters

Congregations - Etc.

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Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents & Congregations - Etc.

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Opus Dei

formally known as the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei (Latin: Praelatura Sanctae Crucis et Operis Dei), is an institution of the Catholic Church which teaches that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity. The majority of its membership are lay people; the remainder are secular priests under the governance of a prelate elected by specific members and appointed by the Pope. Opus Dei is Latin for "Work of God"; hence the organization is often referred to by members and supporters as the Work

A Glimpse Inside a Catholic 'Force': Opus Dei
November 28, 2005 Terry Gross


Opus Dei in the Philippines

The Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ or the Passionists, Philippines

is an international Catholic Congregation of religious Brothers and Priests. Our charism is to keep alive the memory of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus in our hearts.

Passionist Sisters - Philippines


Congregation of the Mission

abbreviated as "C.M." in the Roman Catholic Church is a vowed order of priests and brothers associated with the Vincentian Family, a loose federation of organizations who claim St. Vincent de Paul as their founder or Patron. They are popularly known as Vincentians, or Lazarites, Lazarists and Lazarians.

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The Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus, RCJ

is a religious congregation of priests and brothers founded by St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia (1851-1927).

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Vincentian Vocation

Congregation of the Mission Philippine province



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Scalabrinian Vocation

Congregation of Augustinian Recollect Sisters


The Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary, RVM

The Congregation administers schools in the Philippines and also in the states of California and Hawaii in the United States

What is the difference between the universal church and local church?


The Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary, RVM

The History

In 1684, the Venerable Ignacia del Espiritu Santo founded the Beaterio de la Compañia that three centuries later, would become the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary. Inspired by and faithful to the vision of the Foundress to seek the greater service and honor of God, the Congregation today serves the Universal Church and Gods people throughout the world.



Sisters of the Holy Cross
live out Jesus gospel and mission by ministering in many different ways to people around the world. Addressing unmet needs in a variety of cultures and settings, we minister in large hospitals and small outreach clinics; in elementary and secondary schools and universities; in churches and parishes; in the streets of the inner city and remote rural areas of eight countries on four continents.

Sisters of the Holy Cross,  SHC
St. Raphael's Priory, Malimanga - 2212 Candelaria, Zambales
We are an international community with our Motherhouse in Austria, as well as convents in e.g. Philippines. Each individual community has its own particular character corresponding to the more contemplative or the more apostolically active mission of the convent.

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Philippine province of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - CICM

The Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae

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The CICM Legacy in the Philippines

The Pauline Family

a Roman Catholic congregation of nine Institutes of Consecrated Life (religious and aggregated institutes) and an association of lay collaborators, founded by Blessed James Alberione from 1914 onwards.

above about The DAUGHTERS OF ST. PAUL

The Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. KCFAPI

about Fr. George Willmann

Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Philippines

Marian Helpers, Philippines - Facebook

AMRSP - Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines

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In the Philippines, two distinct associations, Association of Major Religious Superiors of Men in the Philippines (AMRSMP) & Association of Major Religious Superiors of Women (AMRSWP), come together into one called Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP)

Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents

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Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents and Congregations - Etc.

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Differents between convents, monasteries and abbeys


Simala Sibonga Monastery

The Marian Monks of the Eucharistic Adoration

Marian Hills, Lindogon, Simala Sibonga, Cebu

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this article HERE

the Videos

A visit of the magnificent and miraculous church - Simala Sibonga Monastery - The Marian Monks of the Eucharistic Adoration..... many people believed that prayers or wishes are favorably answered by mother Mary... people who can't walk, could walk again... students pass exams... many traveled already without hastles... etc... it is said to be miraculous...


Carmelite Monastery, Lipa City

Our Lady, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace

The article about Our Lady, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace

Look more about and the video The Miracle at Lipa Carmel - 1948 Marian Apparition

Our Lady of the Philippines
San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras

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St. Benedict's Monastery - Digos City
St. Benedict's Monastery

Benedictines of the Sylvestrine Congregation.

St. Benedict's Monastery Corte Carmen 6005 Cebu City

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The Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat, Manila

The church and adjoining San Beda College is run and taken care of by the Benedictine monks, who settled and put up the college and church in 1901. Prior to settling in Manila, they served as missionaries and pastors upon setting foot in Surigao, year 1895. The church serves two purposes: as a college chapel for the students of the college and as abbey church for the Benedictine monks. Benedictine Father Lesmes Lopez and Brother Salvador Alberich did the decorations and paintings on this church. This is one of Manila's pre-war churches that escaped the bombings of the city. Today, it still inspires and awes. Music: Panunumpa, as performed by the Philippine Madrigal Singers.

Franciscan Missionaries of Mary

Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Philippines

Franciscan Missionaries Of Mary, Tagaytay City


Monastery of Transfiguration - Bukidnon


The Story of Santuario Del Sto. Cristo
183 F. Blumentritt Street, San Juan City

The Sanctuario de Sto. Cristo and its adjacent convent were built in 1602-1604 by the Dominican Fathers of the Holy Rosary Province on a site donated by Captain Julian de Cuenca. Before the Sto. Cristo was enthroned, St. John the Baptist was the titular of the church. Hence the name of San Juan given to the town built around the Sanctuario. Both the building were burned during the Chinese uprising of 1639. Reconstructed again in 1639, they were set on fire in July 1763 during the British occupation of Manila and were rebuilt anew in 1774.

Santuario del Santo Cristo: San Juan’s Original Church
October 31, 2017 - Look the article as pdf

The Video in the album Special Catholic Shrines & churches

Filipino Saints, Patrons, Patronesses, Blesseds and Servants of God - Etc.

Life - History - Hymns - Gozos

Most of the below videos in this section are in different albums in the album Holy Filipino Saints - Blesseds and Servants of God in the album Holy Filipino Saints - Blesseds and Servants of God

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St. Lucy (Lucia)
Saint Valentine
San Juan

here: Filipino Holidays - Culture, Rituals & Traditions

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Congregation for the Causes of Saints
In the Catholic Church, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints (Latin: Congregatio de Causis Sanctorum) is the congregation of the Roman Curia that oversees the complex process that leads to the canonization of saints, passing through the steps of a declaration of "heroic virtues" and beatification.


The Video: Congregation for Causes of Saints celebrates 50 years with new website
Feb 29, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English

is the declaration of a deceased person as an officially recognized saint

In the Catholic Church, a positio (Positio super Virtutibus) is a document or collection of documents used in the process by which a person is declared Venerable, the second of the four steps on the path to canonization as a saint.

(from Latin beatus, "blessed" and facere, "to make”) is a recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a deceased person's entrance into Heaven and capacity to intercede on behalf of individuals who pray in his or her name

4 Steps to Becoming a Saint
Being named a saint in the Catholic Church is a very high honor. It means the saint’s name is added to the official catalogue of saints, and that Masses and feast days can be celebrated in his or her honor.

What is beatification and canonization and are they biblical?

List of Filipino Saints, Blesseds, and Servants of God

Mga Santo at Sikreto
Jul 8, 2017

Filipinos' devotion in religion is unwavering, especially when it was about to beatify Pedro Calungsod as a Saint. In line with this, Howie Severino travelled to Cebu to discover how Cebuanos celebrate their Catholicism, and figured out if the Saint-to-be was believed to have lived in the said province.


The Life of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila

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Blessed Pedro Calungsod

Young Martyr of the Visayas

(c. 1654 – April 2, 1672) was a 17-year old Roman Catholic Filipino sacristan and catechist who (along with Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores) suffered religious persecution and martyrdom in Guam for their missionary work in the Marianas Islands in 1672.

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Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod



CEBU CITY - The country had its first Visayan saint.

Pope Benedict XVI has promulgated a decree acknowledging the miraculous healing attributed to the intercession of a Visayan martyr, Blessed Pedro Calungsod, said Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma. (Ref.: SUN STAR Cebu)

The Life and Glorification of Pedro Calungsod
Msgr. Ildebrando Jesus Aliño Leyson

Pedro Calungsod Sainthood Adds Meaning To All Saints’ Day

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Claretian priest could be the next Filipino saint
May 1, 2021 Charissa Luci-Atienza

Preparations are underway for the possible beatification of a Claretian missionary who died more than two decades ago at the hands of the Abu Sayyaf group.
CBCP News said the Prelature of Isabela in Basilan “is preparing to open the cause of beatification” of the Servant of God, Fr. Rhoel Gallardo, as it commemorates the priest’s 21st death anniversary on May 3.

Martyred Filipino missionary priest remembered for offering life for others
Mark Saludes May 4, 2020
The death of Catholic priest Rhoel Gallardo at the hands of terrorists in the southern Philippines 20 years ago remains a reminder to church people that “life is worth living if we sacrifice for God’s greater glory.”
Father Gallardo, a Claretian missionary assigned in the hinterlands of Basilan Island in Mindanao, was killed in a crossfire between his abductors and state forces out to rescue him on May 3, 2000.

The Video: Into the Mountain (Fr. Rhoel Gallardo, CMF and Companion Martyrs' Story)

The naturalized Filipino priest Fr. George Willmann behind Knights of Columbus could be next Filipino saint

“Fr. Willmann has continuously resided in the Philippines since 1936 and during such period has shared with Filipinos his heroic virtues, ideals and aspirations. He dedicated his life in social work and humanitarian services to this country, to the Filipino people,” Jose Reyes Jr., chairman of the Knights of Columbus said.

The Video: Fr. Michael McGivney, founder of Knights of Columbus, to be beatified tomorrow
Oct 30, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English

Ateneo priest eyed as next Filipino saint
Paterno Esmaquel II December 12, 2015

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle opens the process to declare Fr George Willmann SJ the next Filipino saint

The story of the 26 year-old Filipino Jesuit on the road to sainthood
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Brother Richie Fernando was a 26 year-old Jesuit seminarian from the Philippines when in 1996 he died protecting his Cambodian students from a hand grenade.

He is now on the road to sainthood,
thanks to a norm issued by Pope Francis this summer that opens the door to canonization for those who have “voluntarily and freely offered their lives for others and have persevered until death in this regard.”

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the Videos:

Greater Love: Richie Fernando (4 parts)
Homily on 21st death anniversary of Jesuit martyr Richie Fernando

in the album Filipino Jesuit Richie Fernando on the road to sainthood

and the article: Family, friends mark 21st death anniversary of Jesuit martyr

Rome Gives Okay to Cause of Canonization for Filipino Archbishop Teofilo Camomot
The late archbishop was known for generosity to the poor
John Burger April 17, 2015
with the video: Msgr. Teofilo Camomot - His Life and Works

Palma calls for recitation of prayer for Camomot's canonization
July 1, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has called for the recitation of the prayer for the canonization of Servant of God, Archbishop Teofilo Camomot in his archdiocese.

Biography of Arch. Teofilo B. Camomot, D.D.
August 31, 2015 - with Video

Archbishop Camomot's Pilgrimage

Teofilo Camomot
From Wikipedia

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Canonical Recognition of the Remains of Archbishop Teofilo Camomot

Msgr Teofilo Camomot: A humble servant
Mar 02, 2017
Sister Rosa Magapan, who is one of the people who started the congregation of the Daughters of St. Therese Mother House in Barangay Valladolid, Carcar City, shared how humble the late Msgr. Teofilo Camomot was

Devotees of Msgr. Teofilo Camomot share experiences
Mar 3, 2017
Devotees of the late Monsignor Teofilo Camomot said on Friday, March 3, that they were healed after they prayed to the late bishop.

Prayer For The Process Of Beatification Of The Servant Of God Bishop Teofilo Camomot
Mar 2, 2017
CEBU. To Commemorate the birthday of the late Archbishop Teofilo Bastida Camomot every March 3, hundreds of pilgrims and devotees flocked to his tomb at the formation house of the Daughters of Saint Teresa in Barangay Valladolid, Carcar City. Here is the petition prayer for the beatification of Bishop Teofilo Camomot.

Msgr. Teofilo Camomot - His Life and Works
Jul 3, 2012 Gat Soc
a video on the Life and Works of the Late Monsignor Teofilo Camomot whose live was well lived, in the service of God. This video is presented by the members of the Camomot clan from various locations in Philippines for their 2012 CAMOMOT GRAND FAMILY REUNION & HOMECOMING held in Cebu, Philippines July 7 and 8, 2012

Lucena's first bishop now a step closer to sainthood
Paterno Esmaquel II November 08, 2018

Pope Francis declares Bishop Alfredo Maria Obviar of Lucena, Quezon, as 'venerable'


Darwin Ramos a 'servant of God':

Vatican declares Darwin Ramos a 'servant of God'
CNN Philippines Jun 4, 2019

Recently the Vatican has declared Filipino teenager Darwin Ramos as a 'servant of God' paving the way for the beginning of his journey to sainthood.
Batang Banal
ABS-CBN News July 11, 2019
The video tells about the holy life of Darwin Ramos, a Filipino street child who died of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in 2018, and is now undergoing beatification as declared by the Vatican.
Ama ng binatilyong idineklarang 'Servant of God' nakalaya na sa kulungan
ABS-CBN News Jun 10, 2019
Humingi siya ng pasensiya dahil sa mga naging pagkukulang sa anak, bagama't ikinatutuwa niya na posibleng maging santo ang anak.
Dating nangongolekta ng basura, posible na maging santo!
GMA Public Affairs Jun 24, 2019
We may have another Filipino saint soon! Idineklara kasi ng Santo Papa na "Servant of God" si Darwin Santos na namumulot ng basura noon sa Maynila. Sino nga ba siya? Ma-inspire sa kanyang kuwento sa video na ito!

Darwin Ramos, Servant of God
is a Filipino street child affected and died because of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He discovered the Catholic faith when he was 11 years old and became a master of Joy. After his death, in 2018, the "Darwin Ramos Association" requested to His Excellency Honesto Ongtioco, DD, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao (Philippines) to initiate a Cause of beatification and canonization. He could become the first non martyr Saint of the Philippines.

Pope declares heroic virtue of eight prospective saints
Vatican News 12 June 2019
Pope Francis receives in audience Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorizes the promulgation of decrees regarding eight causes for canonization.
From Philippines: The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Rosario of the Visitation, born: Maria Beatrice Rosario Arroyo Founder of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Holy Rosary; born in Molo on February 17, 1884 and died there June 14, 1957
With the promulgation of the decrees of martyrdom and of heroic virtue, the Servants of God are granted the title “Venerable”. The next stage in the “causes”, would be beatification, followed ultimately by canonization.

Mike Arroyo's great, great grandaunt now a step closer to sainthood
Erik Palino, ABS-CBN News Jun 12 2019

Francisca del Espiritu Santo de Fuentes

Biography written by Letran rector and president Fr Clarence Marquez, O.P.

Filipina nun declared venerable, moves closer to sainthood
July 06, 2019
Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo is the founder of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena

The Blessed Ivan Merz Center and Reliquarium
Marikina Heights, Marikina City

The Blessed Ivan Merz Reliquarium (Home of the Sacred Relics) was established to house the sacred relics of Blessed Ivan Merz and of other sacred relics belonging to Our Lord, the Blessed Mother, and beatified and canonized Servants of God. It serves as spiritual oasis for pilgrims, devotees and disciples in faith of the Apostle of the Youth.

The Cause for the Canonization of Blessed Ivan Merz is officially promoted by the Confraternity of Catholic Saints in the Philippines

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Reliquarium sa Marikina, binuksan sa publiko
Mar 26, 2018
Ngayong Semana Santa, bisitahin ang isang bagong bukas na Reliquarium sa Marikina kung saan matatagpuan ang bahagi ng krus na pinagpakuan daw kay Hesus.

Blessed Ivan Merz Reliquarium
ABS-CBN News Apr 21, 2019
Kim Atienza visits the Blessed Ivan Merz Reliquarium in Marikina City, which houses 1,457 relics including the relic of the True Cross.

Pasig diocese launches cause of beatification of 'Ka Luring' Franco
October 18, 2021 Christina Hermoso

The Diocese of Pasig has formally launched the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of known catechist Laureana “Ka Luring” Franco who offered her life serving the diocese and the poor.


The Holy Catholic Saint - Family - different appearing of Mama Mary
Archangels - angels in theology

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Feast of the Archangels
September 29, 2021 Christina Hermoso

Sept. 29, we commemorate the feast of the three archangels who played an important role in the history of man’s salvation: Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, the only angels named in the Sacred Scriptures.

Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels
Ordinary Time: September 29th

The Video: Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Archangels mass
Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu
September 29, 2021

The 7 Archangels and Their Meanings
Dawn Demers
Angels are interwoven within the culture of man. Regardless of religion or belief system, stories of angels are a part of our heritage, of the fabric that makes up human history.
Religious texts refer to an archangel as being at a high level in the celestial hierarchy. While the exact number of archangels is unknown many traditions and faiths reference seven archangels.

The Seven Angels of The Week
Lisa Frideborg
Do you know what day of the week you were born? Did you know that each day is ruled over by one of 7 Archangels? The angel of the day you were born is one of your 5 Birth Angels (together with the Zodiac, Elemental and Quinary and Guardian Angels).
Why do you even need to know this? The angel of the day of the week you were born can help facilitate alignment with your Life Purpose and to overcome any related challenges.


Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels
October 2, 2021

Roman Catholics observe Saturday, Oct. 2, the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels (Santos Angeles Custodios), who are believed to be the intermediaries between God and man.

Holy Guardian Angels

The Video: Memorial of The Guardian Angels - mass October 2, 2021
Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu

List of angels in theology

including both specific angels (e.g. Gabriel) and types of angels (e.g. Seraphim).

God’s Army: the Truth about Angels
Mark Hart July 30, 2015

Picture an angel, right now.
Okay, you saw two wings and a halo, right? Perhaps a white robe? Some glowing light? Look the article as pdf

Legends of Archangel Michael and the army of angels
Author Vihra Baeva
English version Milena Daynova

Who Are the Fallen Angels?
By Ryan Dube

The ancient fallen angel stories come from a large variety of sources including the Old Testament and The Book of Enoch.


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Breaking taboos: How ‘Father TikTok’ grooves to spread the Good News
Mar 14, 2021 Robbin M. Dagle
‘Social media is a gift from God,’ says 30-year-old Father Fiel Pareja who preaches to the youth on TikTok
“Wait, don’t skip!”
For someone scrolling through TikTok seeking mindless fun, seeing a priest in clerical garb holding a Bible might be enough to instantly swipe up and ignore a video.
Father Fiel Pareja knows this, so he usually begins by pleading to his mostly young audience not to skip. More than a million followers later, it seems that his message has found a way to stand out despite the app’s ceaseless parade of content. Look also this article

Millennial priest uses TikTok to spread the Word of God
March 28, 2021 Gabriela Baron - with Video
Popularly known as “Father TikTok” to netizens, this local priest uses the social media platform to spread the Word of God.

Healing Eucharist Inc.

became the new legal entity of The Healing Eucharist TV Mass, aired every Sunday at 6am to 7am, over ABS-CBN


Discernment Do's and Don'ts: book to help young people find their vocation
ROME REPORTS in English May 25, 2019
Christian cross variants

Study theology - liturgy, etc.

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Maryhill School of Theology
A Catholic theological institute of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, CICM in Quezon City

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Barrio San Jose, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

In January 1990 the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines approved the establishment of the Institute. In March 1991 the Institute received recognition from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of San’t Anselmo in Rome

Loyola School of Theology, LST
an Institute for theological and pastoral education conducted by the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus. The School is open to any qualified student, lay, religious, or clerical desirous of pursuing theological studies at the graduate level. LST's programs are also designed to provide the theological preparation for those intending to serve as priests of the Catholic Church.

Catholic Faith Education Catholic Faith Education

Catechism for Filipino Catholics

Biblical Seminary of the Philippines
Asia Pacific Theological Seminary is a cooperative ministry of the Assemblies of God national churches of Asia, Pacific Oceania, and the Assemblies of God World Missions-USA

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