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JESUS, COME ENTER OUR HEARTS – Panunuluyan 2018

Panunuluyan, a centuries-old tradition of the Filipinos depicts the search of Joseph and Mary for lodging in Bethlehem around two thousand years ago. This tradition is believed to be attributed originally to the Mexicans who are celebrating Las Posadas, Spanish word for “the inns.” It usually lasts for nine days, representing the nine-month pregnancy of Mary.

Extinguishing Darkness with the Light of the World

December 16, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Jasper Christian Gambito. With the current trends in our society, it is of no wonder that some of our brethren feel hopeless, as if they were being succumbed into a dark abyss. Negativities are teeming around us, thus there are times when we are longing for something which would save us from despair. However, the lesson being taught to us by the dawn masses also being colloquially referred to as Simbang Gabi is to be hopeful for the coming of the Light which will enlighten our gloomy and rather dark paths.

With Eve Comes Death, With Mary Comes Life

St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Jasper Christian Gambito. Today , the Universal Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary. Blessed Pope Pius IX defined in the Apostolic Constitution ‘Ineffabilis Deus’ that Mary, upon her conception in the womb of her mother St. Anne, was freed from the original sin as she was predestined to become the mother of Jesus Christ. Pius IX argued that ‘from the very beginning, the eternal Father



Prayers to St. Peregrine

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