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Sto. Niño de Cebu set to mark milestone next year

ARCHBISHOP José Palma of Cebu carries the Señor Sto. Niño image at the basilica rector’s office.

The Santo Niño Jesus de Cebu, the country’s oldest Catholic relic, is about half a millennium. And the Filipinos’ dynamic expressions of devotion to it could be the important symbols of hope for humanity, said a key official of the Augustinian Curia based in Rome, who attended the kickoff celebrations for next year’s 450th anniversary of the Kaplag, or the finding of the image of the Child Jesus by the returning Spaniards in 1565.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Writing to John Paul II: ‘Like talking to God’ in shopping mall

Pope John Paul II with Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz as he arrives in the Paul VI hall to hear a “Message from the College of Cardinals to the Holy Father” at the Vatican. AP FILE PHOTO

Kneeling in a pew flanked by relics and memorabilia of the late Pope John Paul II, a young mother scribbled a prayer on a small envelope, pleading that her child grow up to be smart and be accepted by its estranged father.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Manila-born Capuchin martyr of the Spanish civil war to be beatified

MSGR.Nico Bautista

SM Foundation presented 225 college graduates to the Henry Sy family and to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during a testimonial dinner on May 30 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

St. Therese relics return to the Philippines

On Dec. 15, The pilgrim relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus will arrive in the Philippines to begin a four-month tour that will include visits to more than 48 archdioceses and dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »