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Candlemas/ Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Candlemas, also referred to as the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord or the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is among the ancient feasts being celebrated by the Church and is traditionally done 40-days after the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord.

BE DEVOTED TO THE CHILD JESUS ~ January 20, 2019

January 20, 2019 ~ Jasper Christian Gambito/ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Today, the Philippine Church celebrates the Feast of the Child Jesus, also known as the Sto. Niño. Devotion to the Child Jesus in our country started more than three centuries ago when the Spaniards introduced Christianity to our ancestors. Started by the Augustinian friars in Cebu, devotion to the Sto. Niño spread throughout the Philippine archipelago to a point that in almost all of the diocese in our country, there is a parish  named after the Child Jesus.

SAYING YES TO A HAPPY AND ABUNDANT 2019

Greetings of peace to everyone!

These past few days, it is noticeable that most markets were filled with people who wanted to buy various fruits, foods, and other items which according to their belief, could bring prosperity for the coming year. Others would also heed to suggestion of various ‘experts’ so that 2019 could bring them abundance. However, amidst the excitement and festivities brought by the recent New Year’s Eve celebration,

REJOICE! BE GLAD! OUR SAVIOR HAS COME!

What makes us excited this Christmas season? Are we excited of opening our gifts? Receiving our bonuses? Seeing our loved ones? Gazing at colorfully lit Christmas decorations? Attending the Simbang Gabi? Queuing to taste the puto bumbong or bibingka? Are we really excited on the celebration of the coming of Jesus? Or our excitement is rooted only to some mundane matters?



Prayers to St. Peregrine

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