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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

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

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

Archbishop Camomot's Pilgrimage

Teofilo Camomot
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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.


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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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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

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,
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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

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Official video of the hymn of the Augustinian province of Sto. Niño de Cebu
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Hymn of the province II

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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.

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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

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Santo Niño Hymn

Gift of Faith in Sto. Niño

14 songs celebrating 450th years anniversary

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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.

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Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu

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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

Sinulog Festival 2019: What's new, what to expect
Justine Adigue January 18, 2019
Attending this year’s Sinulog Festival? Here’s a simple guide to help you make the most of the celebration.

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

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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

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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 - Fluvial Parade

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

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

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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.

Look also the below links - videos


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. LOOK MUCH MORE about the incident HERE

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

Filipino Catholics share story behind devotion to Black Nazarene
January 09, 2020
Devotees who joined Traslacion 2020 share what makes their devotion strong

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

Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan engage Filipino in Marian devotion

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


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.

Look also HERE

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.

and also HERE and HERE


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.

Look also HERE and HERE

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."

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".

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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.

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the Videos

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Piat, Cagayan
love and devotion & history

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.

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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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Peñafrancia Festival & Divino Rostro feature novenas and fluvial procession

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

the article HERE


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.

Remark this is an album in the album The Life in & with the Church, Etiquette & Why Do Catholics Do What They Do? - Etc.

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.

go to overview

Roman Catholic Religious Orders Both male and female Orders, Congregations and Houses
What are the Differences Between Religious Orders?

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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
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.

The Videos


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

look also HERE

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

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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

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
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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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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.

Passionists in the Philippines

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

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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.

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

about Fr. George Willmann

Marians of the Immaculate Conception


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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Simala Sibonga Monastery

The Marian Monks of the Eucharistic Adoration

Marian Hills, Lindogon, Simala Sibonga, Cebu

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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

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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
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