By Levine Andro Lao
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.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
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.
Purely PersonalBy Josephine Darang
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.
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.