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The Roman Catholic church - The Pope and the Vatican

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Roman Catholic Church - The Holy See - The Vatican

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The Vatican City State

Not to be confused with Holy See.
Vatican City, officially Vatican City State a walled enclave within the city of Rome, with an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of 842, is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population.

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BIOGRAPHY

OF THE HOLY FATHER

FRANCIS

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The coat of arms for Pope Francis

is nearly identical to the one he used as archbishop, notable for its simplicity. Following in the steps of Benedict XVI, he replaced the triple crown with a triple mitre, symbolizing the Pope's three missions to teach, govern and judge. Behind the mitre are the crossed keys of St. Peter, one gold and one silver, united by a red string. Published on Mar 19, 2013

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Look more about The coat of arms, motto and ring signal simplicity for Pope Francis HERE or as pdf HERE

Look also the article "FAST FACTS: What Pope Francis wears" by/Reynaldo Santos Jr. Published Jan 14, 2015 - Pope Francis is often described as very simple with his choice of vestments HERE or as pdf HERE

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New Year's resolutions: The Pope Francis list
by/Paterno Esmaquel II Published Dec 31, 2014

Pope Francis gives us practical advice – from gossip to purchases to marriage

He preaches against gossip, reminds us to finish our meals, and even tells us not to fear marriage.

This is the Pope Francis list.

Back to work:

5 words of wisdom from the Pope
by/Paterno Esmaquel II Published Jan 04, 2015

Filipinos go back to work on Monday, January 5, after a long Christmas and New Year break filled with family reunions, parties, food, and sleep – lots of sleep.
Feeling lazy? Unmotivated? 5 quotes compiled from Pope Francis as we return to the office after the holidays.

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Pope Francis: Uncommon in championing the common man

A 'dark horse' in the conclave, Pope Francis rises to the papacy, takes up causes for the common man, and sometimes even breaks protocols.

THANK YOU
SA MALASAKIT
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POPE FRANCIS SA PILIPINAS

Published on Dec 22, 2014

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Vatican.va - Mobile applications (App)

The App of the official website of the Holy See - it contains the Papal Magisterium and the institutional information of the Apostolic See.

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The Pontifical Anthem or Papal Anthem

is the official anthem of the Pope, the Holy See and the Vatican City State. It is played at solemn occasions of the State and ceremonies in which the Pope or one of his representatives, such as a nuncio, is present. When the Vatican's flag is ceremonially raised, only the first eight bars are played.

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Midnight Mass of Christmas in the Vatican Basilica - 2014.12.24

Pope Francis celebrates Midnight Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord.

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Christmas Message and Urbi et Orbi blessing - 2014.12.25

Pope Francis gives his traditional Christmas message and the Apostolic Blessing "Urbi et Orbi" to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square and to those listening to him on radio and television.

Look also the article "Pope Francis: 'So many tears this Christmas'"
by/Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere, Agence France-Presse Published 8:19 PM, Dec 25, 2014 Updated 8:08 AM, Dec 26, 2014

(UPDATED) In his annual Christmas 'urbi et orbi' message, Pope Francis calls for an end to 'brutal' religious persecution, killings and hostage-takings, as well as violence against children

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Conclave - Pope Francis I "The first days for the Pope untill - incl. 2013-03-17"

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Pope Benedict XVI - My Vatican and Visit the Pope at the Apostolic Palace

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Pope Benedict XVI: A Living Church in the Philippines

The Pope has said that only by relying on God is it possible to humanize society and rediscover the true destiny of all mankind. Speaking to the bishops of the Philippines at the end of their Ad Limina visit, Benedict XVI praised the vitality of the Church in the Philippines, the commitment of small ecclesial communities and lay organizations who are at the forefront of transmitting the Christian message to all of society. The Pope then stressed the importance of evangelization and the formation of young Christian families based on the indissolubility of marriage. Finally, he hoped that many young people would respond to the call to the priesthood and consecrated life. Uploaded on Feb 18, 2011.

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What is a Synod? The basics

An explanation of the 2014 Synod, it's process and structure.

The 2014 Synod of Bishops (October 5-19) will focus on the Pastoral Challenges faced by Families all over the world. Published on Oct 5, 2014

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Pope Francis sends Filipinos video messages

Look descriptions in the album about the different video messages from the Pope

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Pope to PH: Don't get tired of mercy

Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle appeal for mercy

The biggest event in the Philippine Catholic Church this year (2013) ends on a historic note – with a message from Pope Francis.

Paterno Esmaquel reports. Look the script of the video report as pdf HERE

Watch Rappler's video "Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle appeal for mercy" on the link or in the above sub-album "Pope Francis sends Filipinos video messages"

Pope thanks Filipinos by sending telegram to Aquino

POPE Francis has extended his gratitude to the Philippines for the warm welcome to him during his visit in the country.

This was contained in a telegram that the Pope sent to President Benigno Aquino III upon his departure in the Philippines on January 19.

"As I depart from the Philippines, I extend to you, the government and all the people of the nation my heartfelt gratitude for your warm welcome and every kindness shown to me during my visit," said the Pontiff

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS
POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE
WORLD DAY OF PEACE
1 JANUARY 2015

NO LONGER SLAVES, BUT BROTHERS AND SISTERS

Look also the article "Pope to shoppers: Don't buy products made by modern-day slaves"
by/Agence France-Presse Published Dec 11, 2014 HERE

His message, published by the Vatican on Wednesday, December 10, slams "the growing scourge of man's exploitation by man," an "abominable phenomenon" covering everything from forced prostitution to child soldiers and slave labour in factories.
"I think also of persons forced into prostitution, many of whom are minors, as well as male and female sex slaves... (of) women forced into marriage, those sold for arranged marriages and those bequeathed to relatives of deceased husbands," he says.
According to the 2014 Global Slavery index, published last month, nearly 36 million men, women and children are trapped in modern-day slavery, the definition of which ranges from forced marriages to people coerced into prostitution, fighting wars or manual labour like picking cotton.

Pope hits ‘diseases’ of Vatican - Pope attacks Vatican plagued by ills
Agence France-Presse Published Dec 22, 2014

Pope Francis criticized the Vatican bureaucracy, saying it was riven with “existential schizophrenia,” “social exhibitionism,” “spiritual Alzheimer’s” and a lust for power. All these have led to an “orchestra that plays out of tune.” He also warned against greed, egoism and people who suffer from the “disease of feeling immortal or indispensable.”

There was silence at the end of the Pope’s speech.

Look the video "Pope Francis blasts Vatican bureaucracy" HERE

Tinatapos na ang ilang detalye para sa pagbisita ni Pope Francis sa Enero. Todo-ensayo na rin ang mga batang kakanta at sasalubong sa Santo Papa. Pero bago ang pagbisita sa Pilipinas, kinastigo muna ni Pope Francis ang bumubuo sa Vatican bureaucracy. I-Bandila mo, Abner Mercado. Bandila, Disyembre 23, 2014, Martes

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Pope breaks taboo by marrying couples who lived 'in sin'

In another signal of the openness of his papacy, Francis asks to marry 40 people from different social backgrounds who would be a realistic sample of modern couples.

A single mother, people who have been married before and couples who have been living together "in sin" were married by Pope Francis in a taboo-challenging ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday, September 14 2014.

In another signal of the openness of his papacy, Francis asked to marry 40 people from different social backgrounds who would be a realistic sample of modern couples.

Pope names Filipino to Vatican's child protection body
Published Dec 18, 2014

Dr Gabriel Dy-Liacco from the Philippines joins 7 new members of the Commission for the Protection of Minors

Look also the article "Pope names new members of child protection commission"
Published Dec 17, 2014

In 2 years, Pope gives plum posts to Filipinos
by/Paterno Esmaquel II Published Mar 14, 2015

Pope Francis marks his second anniversary in office with more Filipino appointees – proof of his focus on the world's 'peripheries'

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Presentation of the 2015 Lenten Message 2015.01.27

Press Conference for the Pope's Lenten Message. Theme: "stablish your hearts"

Streamed live on Jan 27, 2015

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Pope Francis and contraception: A Filipino bishop's view

Q and A: 'Will I go to hell if I use contraceptives?' Rappler sits down with the president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines or CBCP to discuss Pope Francis' stance on birth control. Published on Feb 7, 2015.

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Q and A: 'Will I go to hell if I use contraceptives?'
by/Paterno Esmaquel II

Published Feb 07, 2015

The head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines explains the Pope's statements on family planning while he was in the Philippines

Papal Visit Philippines 2015

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Declared holidays for Pope Francis’ visit

Proclamation 936 declared January 15, 16 and 19 2015 as holidays

Malacanang has declared that 3 days in January 2015 during Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines will be considered special non-working holidays for the National Capital Region (NCR).

Proclamation 936, signed Tuesday, December 23 by Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa, declared January 15, 16 and 19 as holidays “in view of the visit of the Pope, the head of state of the Vatican City.”

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Mayor Joseph Estrada has declared as a five-day, non-working holiday in Manila for Pope Francis’ visit on Jan. 15 to 19.
In an executive order, Estrada declared the suspension of classes and a declaration of a holiday in all the city government offices during the papal visit.

CBCP News special coverage on the Papal Visit to the Philippines

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Papal Visit Philippines 2015
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Papal Visit 2015 FAQ
Published on Dec 23, 2014

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Aquino is Filipinos' spokesman in Pope meeting – Palace
by/Katerina Francisco Published 4:00 PM, Dec 29, 2014

As head of state of Vatican City, Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines is both an apostolic visit and a state visit.

The Argentine pontiff's papal visit from January 15 to 19 is both an apostolic and a state visit, as Francis also stands as the head of state of Vatican City.

Papal chair, altar table to have 'Filipino touch'
by/Katerina Francisco Published Jan 06, 2015

The designs are intended to reflect the Filipino character, says Fr Alex Bautista
Five days won't be enough for Pope Francis to see all that the Philippines' 7,107 islands have to offer – so on his first visit to the Southeast Asian country on January 15, organizers of his papal visit will bring the elements of the Philippines to him.
The altar table, chair, and linen cloth that the Pope will be using for his Masses will bear images such as the Philippines' national leaf anahaw to give them a Filipino touch, according to Fr Alex Bautista of the Diocese of Tarlac in a press briefing on Monday, January 5.

Papal Visit Logo

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Papal visit logo reflects solidarity with victims of recent PHL calamities

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Pope's Philippine schedule itinerary

Look also Pope's Philippine trip 'both state and pastoral visit'
Pope Francis will hold bilateral talks with the Philippine President as part of the state visit, reflecting 'the highest level of hospitality, honor, and formality' HERE

Both by/Paterno Esmaquel II - Published Nov 14 & 15, 2014

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Papal Visit 2015 Itinerary
Published on Nov 30, 2014

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Manila releases official itinerary of Pope Francis for January 15-19, 2015 visit

The Papal Visit Central committee released on Friday the official itinerary of Pope Francis when he visits Manila and the storm-hit areas in Tacloban City from January 15 to 19, 2015. (John Carlo Cahinhinan/Sunnex) Published on Nov 14, 2014

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Vatican decides Pope's Masses in PH will be in English
by/Paterno Esmaquel II Published Jan 03, 2015

While Pope Francis admits he has 'poor English,' the Vatican junks the previous plan to use Latin in his Masses in the Philippines. He will instead 'speak our language' in Masses in Tacloban and Luneta.
The president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, confirmed this on Saturday, January 3.
“The Pope wants to reach as many and be understood by many more,” Villegas told Rappler. “English is not the Pope's mother tongue, but he is trying very hard to speak our language.”

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Mang Ramon, Saint Pio's devotee

Ramon Rodriguez is one of the chosen few to serve as a lay minister in the upcoming papal mass of Pope Francis in Quirino Grandstand on the 18th. He is a devout Catholic and a pious devotee of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.

Published on Jan 8, 2015
 

Aquino on papal visit: Don’t let PH be remembered for tragedy
by/Natashya Gutierrez Published Jan 12, 2015

President Benigno Aquino III appeals for cooperation and says the government wants to strike a balance between giving in to the Pope's wishes and securing him

Look also the video "PNoy's Message & Press Conf. on the preparations for the Visit of Pope Francis, 12 Jan. 2015"

Look the full text of the "message" as pdf HERE

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Gentle Reminders for the Papal Visit PH 2015
Published on Dec 17, 2014

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Vatican reminds PH: Keep Papal visit modest

Few days from now Pope Francis will now visit the country. Vatican reminds about the wish of the Pope to make his welcoming celebration simple. Published on Jan 8, 2015

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Pope to go around Luneta to greet crowds January 18
by/Katerina Francisco Published Jan 06, 2015

Around 1.2 million people are expected to crowd Rizal Park during the papal mass on January 18, but the number could swell up to 5 million

Filipinos who want the best spots for Pope Francis' Mass on January 18 won't be allowed to camp overnight at Rizal Park.

But they will have a chance to get close to the Argentine pontiff when he goes around to greet the crowds before the culminating activity of his 5-day apostolic and state visit to the Philippines.

Pope forgoes bulletproof popemobile for PH visit

Pope Francis will forego the bulletproof popemobile for his upcoming trip to the Philippines in January next year, a church official said Tuesday.
Fr. David Concepcion, of the Papal Visit 2015 executive committee, said Pope Francis will ride in the same car he uses when cruising around St. Peter's Square, except for its roof.
He said the Pope requested that the car must have no windows and doors and not bulletproof "so that he can interact more with Filipino faithful."

3 popemobiles for Pope Francis' PH visit

by/Katerina Francisco and Jee Y. Geronimo Published Jan 12, 2015

A jeepney-style popemobile, a Kia vehicle, and an Isuzu vehicle will be used by Pope Francis for his Philippine visit

Three vehicles are being prepared by organizers for the visit of Pope Francis this week, a church official confirmed Monday, January 12.

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, a member of the papal visit committee, said that one jeepney-style vehicle, one Isuzu vehicle, and one Kia car will be used for the papal visit

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What's a jeepney? Pope likes what his ride symbolizes

Cardinal Antonio Luis Tagle says he explained to the Pope what the jeepney symbolizes: 'It's the one used by common people'
Published Jan 18, 2015

National Prayer for Papal Visit Philippines 2015

in both Tagalog and English

Darasalin bago ang Panghuling Panalangin sa bawat Misa mula Agosto 1, 2014 hanggang Enero 14, 2015

To be Prayed Before the Post Communion Prayer of Every Mass from August 1 until January 14, 2015

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We Are All God's Children ACTION VIDEO

Official Theme Song for the 2015 Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines.
Published on Jun 24, 2014

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Meet the choreograper of 'We Are All God's Children'
Published on Jan 5, 2015

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Lyrics written ang sung by Jamie Rivera with The Hail Mary the Queen Children's Choir.
Music composed and arranged by Noel Espenida
Choreography by Landa Juan
Action performed by Ligaya Ng Panginoon Community Youth
Video by Dix Perez
Published by Star Songs, Inc.

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Leyte's local theme song for Papal visit

The theme song - a combination of both English and vernacular dialect - was composed by Fr. Kim Margallo of Saints Peter and Paul parish based in Ormoc City. Pope Francis will visit Leyte on January 17. Published on Jan 11, 2015

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Pope visits mark PH milestones

Three popes' visits to the Philippines have coincided with milestones in the country's history.

Published on Oct 17, 2014

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What the Pope will see

Pope Francis will go to Leyte and Tacloban City to meet with the Yolanda survivors when he visits the Philippines in January next year. Their plight has touched his heart and sense of compassion. But what will he see when he gets there? Jeff Canoy tells us more. Published on Nov 7, 2014

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What Philippine cathedrals Pope Francis will visit

Sa pagpunta ni Pope Francis sa Pilipinas ngayong Enero, dalawang simbahan ang nakatakda niyang bisitahin. Alamin ang kwento ng mga simbahan na sasadyain ng Santo Papa. Published on Jan 2, 2015

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Who Pope Francis will meet in the Philippines

Mismong si Pope Francis ang namili ng mga sektor na gusto niyang maka-dayalogo sa kanyang pagbisita sa bansa.

Published on Nov 28, 2014

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Why does #PopeFrancisPH visit matter?
Streamed live on Jan 6, 2015

Hear the thoughts of these guests during the Hangouts:
Jayeel Cornelio, a sociologist of religion and a professor at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Gretchen Ho, an advocate for the Catholic faith and a volleyball player.
Marguerite de Leon, Rappler's Social Media Producer and an atheist.
Linus Van Plata, an advocate for the Christian faith and a Policy Researcher for the Presidential Commission on Visiting Forces.
Robert Roa, an advocate for the Catholic faith and a Jesuit Volunteer.

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Pope Francis in Leyte: What to expect
Voltaire Tupaz files this video blog about what to expect when the Pope visits the predominantly Catholic province devastated by typhoons Yolanda (Haiyan) and Ruby (Hagupit)

Published on Dec 28, 2014

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Look also the article "#PopeFrancisPH in Leyte: What to expect" Published Dec 29, 2014

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Fr. Chris Arthur H. Militante on Pope Francis visit to Palo, Leyte

Fr. Chris Arthur H. Militante, information and social communications officer of the Archdiocese of Palo, on Pope Francis' visit to Palo and Tacloban City in Leyte, Philippines.

Published on Nov 10, 2014

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 Pope Francis to pray before Yolanda mass grave

Pope Francis will pray before the mass grave for Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors in Palo, Leyte, on January 17, 2015, the Catholic Church said.
by/Paterno Esmaquel II Published Dec 16, 2014

In an interview with the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news service, Msgr Bernie Pantin, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Palo, said Francis will say “private prayers” there before he leaves Leyte

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Pope Francis prefers 'simple' papal visit to PH
by/Katerina Francisco Published Nov 20, 2014

Pope Francis prefers that donations be given instead to calamity victims, says Fr Anton Pascual, papal visit media relations sub-committee chair

Look also the article "1,200 Filipino youth to greet Pope in PH visit" by/Katerina Francisco Published Nov 29, 2014

As soon as Pope Francis sets foot on the Philippines next year, he will be greeted with "unique Filipino hospitality" – coming from the youth to whom the Argentine pope often addressed his messages.

Pope: I shouldn't be the focus of my Philippine trip
by/Paterno Esmaquel II Published Dec 03, 2014

Quoted by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Pope Francis echoes an earlier message:

'From now on enough of Francis, just Jesus'!

Only 2,000 attendees for Pope Francis' Manila Cathedral mass
by/Katerina Francisco Published Dec 02, 2014

Only 2,000 priests, bishops, and religious persons will be allowed to enter the Manila Cathedral, where Pope Francis will hold his first mass in the Philippines, on January 16, 2015.
In a media briefing on Tuesday, December 2, Manila Cathedral rector Monsignor Nestor Cerbo said authorities decided to limit the number of people who will be entering the church for safety reasons.

When the Pope visits, it will be different from 1995

1995, 2015 papal visits: What's the same, different

by/Natashya Gutierrez Published Dec 26, 2014 - Updated Dec 27, 2014

Philippine Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr, who organized both trips, compares the 1995 and 2015 papal visits.

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Pope Francis - The Church's 'brand ambassador' reaching out to the youth

At a time when technology competes strongly for the youth's attention, Pope Francis serves as the Catholic Church's most famous brand ambassador through his drawing powers that has many youngsters idolizing him and following his teachings in social media. Published on Nov 28, 2014

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Pope Francis to meet Muslim, Buddhist etc. religious leaders in PH
by/Agence France-Presse Published Dec 22, 2014

Pope Francis is holding 10-15-minute dialogues with Muslim and Buddhist leaders on January 18 when he visits the Philippines. He will meet with the dean of the country’s largest Islamic Studies Center, a Taiwan-based Buddhist leader, the Hong Kong-based regional head of the Greek Orthodox Church, a Hindu leader, Protestant bishops, and a Manila-based rabbi. This is meant to push a message of tolerance to combat global religious conflicts. Fr Carlos Reyes, a member of the committee organizing the Pope’s visit said, “The church is Catholic, it is universal, we are in dialogue with the world.”

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How Pope Francis spoke to the deaf
by/David Lozada Published Jan 25

Sign language interpreters for the deaf played a crucial role in telling the world of Pope Francis' message for the young, the old, and those with disabilities

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Behind the scenes: The Pope most Filipinos didn't see

'There is no difference between how he is in public and how he is in private,' the head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines says.

Published on Feb 1, 2015

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Behind the scenes: The Pope most Filipinos didn't see
by/Paterno Esmaquel II Published Feb 01, 2015

Days after Pope Francis left the Philippines, anecdotes from different people, who met him privately, revealed the person he is when the cameras stop rolling.

'There is no difference between how he is in public and how he is in private,' the head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines tells Rappler

Who is Francis behind the scenes?

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PAPAL VISIT | PhilPost issuing special Pope Francis stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation will commemorate the Philippines – Vatican City 2014 Joint Issue featuring 2nd year of Pontification of Pope Francis.

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Bukas na sa publiko ang papal stamp exhibit ng PhilPost tampok ang mga selyo ng mga nakaraang santo papa na dumalaw sa bansa. May nanalo na ring disenyo para sa Pope Francis stamp. Published on Nov 10, 2014

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas - BSP announced 12.19.2014 the minting by the BSP of 50-piso and 500-piso commemorative coins in time for the Papal visit in January next year.
PH stars featured in Pope Francis painting

Days before Pope Francis’s visit to the Philippines, a painting of him along with some of local showbiz’s personalities was unveiled by visual artist Dante Hipolito.

Published Jan 11, 2015

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January 15

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Papal visit briefing by PCOO Sec. Sonny Coloma

Streamed live on Jan 15, 2015

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Pope Francis arrives in the Philippines

Pope in Philippines - Arrival at Manila Airport - 2015.01.15

#PopeFrancisPH: Pope Francis arrives in Manila

Filipinos gets the first glimpse of Pope Francis

Pope Francis arrives at residence

Papal Visit Presscon Day 1

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January 16

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Cardinal Tagle's speech to the Pope

Pope Francis visits Malacañang

PNoy and Pope Francis' Messages during a General Audience with Pope Francis,16 Jan 2015

Pope in Philippines - Meeting with the Diplomatic Corps - 2015.01.16

Mass in Manila Cathedral

Pope Francis visits families at MOA - Mall of Asia

Day 2 Press Conference

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January 17

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The papal route to Villamor Airbase

Pope Francis holds Mass in Tacloban

Pope Francis in Tacloban, Palo

Pope Francis' homily in Tacloban

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Papal route and presscon in Manila

Day 3 Press Conference in Manila

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Pope Francis apologized

“for any impatience” he showed during his trip to typhoon-hit Leyte, and said he is “deeply saddened” that a storm forced him to cut his visit short.

January 18

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Labor of love: The altar for the Luneta mass

Published on Jan 17, 2015

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Mass at the Quirino Grandstand, Luneta Park, Manila,

celebrated by Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines. January 18, 2015

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Pope Francis visits UST

Watch Pope Francis' visit to the University of Santo Tomas

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Pope in Philippines - Meeting with the Youth - 2015.01.18

Pope Francis meets with the Youth at the Sports Field of the University of Santo Tomas

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Day 4 Press Conference

January 19

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Pope Francis leaves Manila

Pope Francis waves goodbye to the Philippines

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Day 5 Press Conference

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The Philippines that Francis saw

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The Philippines that Francis saw

What did Filipinos tell the Pope through their words, songs and their sheer numbers? What images of the Philippines are forever etched in his memories?
In this 15-minute documentary, Rappler presents the Philippines that Francis saw during his state and pastoral visit from January 15 to 19, 2015. Published Jan 26, 2015

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'Book of Thanks'

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'Book of Thanks' naipaabot na kay Pope Francis

Kapamilya, kasama ba kayo sa nagbigay ng mensahe kay Pope Francis gamit ang social media hashtag #PopeTYSM (Thank You sa Malasakit - TYSM)? Naipaabot na po sa Santo Papa ang inyong mga mensahe sa pamamagitan ng ating "Book of Thanks." Published on Feb 5, 2015

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It's Showtime hosts read messages from our fellow Pinoys from #PopeTYSM. Published on Jan 17, 2015

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The Roman Catholic church in the Philippines - general

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Pope Benedict XVI: A Living Church in the Philippines

The Pope has said that only by relying on God is it possible to humanize society and rediscover the true destiny of all mankind. Speaking to the bishops of the Philippines at the end of their Ad Limina visit, Benedict XVI praised the vitality of the Church in the Philippines, the commitment of small ecclesial communities and lay organizations who are at the forefront of transmitting the Christian message to all of society. The Pope then stressed the importance of evangelization and the formation of young Christian families based on the indissolubility of marriage. Finally, he hoped that many young people would respond to the call to the priesthood and consecrated life. Uploaded on Feb 18, 2011.

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Will Pope's visit boost Tagle’s chances as first Asian pontiff?
by/Aries Rufo Published Jan 19, 2015

To some, the papal visit provides a preview of the Catholic Church's future

AT A GLANCE
•Veteran Vaticanista John Allen cited Tagle's 3 strong points: “an effective communicator and missionary,” as the face of the “dramatic growth of Catholicism outside the West” and “pastoral experience” as administrator of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila
•Tagle’s "social capital" was enhanced with the papal visit, and its success is sure to catch the attention of Church leaders worldwide
•But it takes more than popularity, even among peers, to be elected pope

Then there was that hug that ignited the imagination of many Filipinos: Pope Francis embracing his Asian equivalent, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, at the tarmac.

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Embassy of the Holy See (Apostolic Nunciature) in the Philippines

H. E. Archbishop Antonio Franco
Apostolic Nuncio
2140 Taft Avenue
Manila City 1004 Philippines
Tel. No.: (2) 521 0307
Fax No.: (2) 521 1235

Look "Apostolic Nunciature in PH" by/Reynaldo Santos Jr. Published Jan 15, 2015
The Apostolic Nunciature is home to Vatican City's representative – or nuncio
Most countries establish embassies in other countries for diplomatic purposes. But the Vatican City, for its part, installs an apostolic nunciature in select countries.

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Philippine Embassy in Vatican, the Holy See (Vatican City)
Mercedes Arrastia Tuason, Ambassador
Via Paolo VI, 29
00193 Rome
Holy See (Vatican City)

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Catholic Church in Philippines - Catholic-Hierarchy
MAP: Catholicism in the Philippines
by/Michael Bueza Published Jan 18, 2015

See the extent of the Roman Catholic religion's reach in the country

It's widely known that the Philippines is a predominantly Catholic nation. But just how widespread is that religion in the country?

Catholic Churches in the Philippines
The Position of the Catholic Church in Political and Social Relations of the Philippines
by Cheryl Burkhardt

Since the arrival of Spanish colonists in the Philippines, the role of Catholicism has remained strong in various elements of Philippine culture. Despite the claim of the government that there exists separation between church and state, the Catholic Church still holds influence in political action that has significant consequences for much of the population. Starting with a history of colonization, this paper establishes several areas of Philippine culture and policy in which the Church remains influential still today.

The Church's Role in Peacebuilding in the Philippines

Catholic churches in Mindanao are working actively to transform conflict and build peace. Churches are promoting interreligious dialogue, implementing peace education programs, assisting conflict victims, declaring peace zones, and contributing to peace advocacy with the government and other civil society groups.

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Map of the Philippines showing the different archdioceses

List of the Roman Catholic dioceses of the Philippines HERE

Map of the Philippines showing the different apostolic vicariates
CBCP News

CBCP News Service was approved by the Permanent Council of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippine (CBCP)

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2015 idineklarang 'Year of the Poor' ng CBCP

Idineklara ng Catholic Bishop's Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) ang 2015 bilang "Year of the Poor" na mas naging makabuluhan dahil sa nakatakdang pagbisita ni Pope Francis. Published on Nov 30, 2014.

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The Military Ordinariate of the Philippines or MOP
The Official Website of the Archdiocese of Cebu (CBCP)
The Official Website of the Archdiocese of Cebu (ORG)
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu

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List of the Roman Catholic dioceses of the Philippines HERE

Archdiocese of Cebu

Commission on Youth

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila - RCAM

Facebook

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The Official Website of the Diocese of Parañaque

territories the cities of Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro

(Archidioecesis Cagayanae)

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Borongan
The Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe covers the two civil provinces of Ifugao and the Mountain Province

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Archdiocese of Jaro
Roman Catholic Diocese of Talibon

The Diocese of Talibon comprises half of the civil province of Bohol

The Official Website of the Diocese of Balanga

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CatholicSource mainpage

The Official Website of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
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"A People of Compassion"

Inquirer Conversation with Archbishop Soc Villegas

Socrates Buenaventura Villegas, D.D. (born September 28, 1960) He is the current Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan in Pangasinan, and from 2013, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

Published on Jan 12, 2015

Video by INQUIRER.net's Ryan Leagogo

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Catholic Priests and Bishops use social media to reach people

Catholic Priests and Bishops encourage to use social networking sites; Pope Francis with 10 million followers on twitter

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SOCIETY OF ST. PAUL

is an international Catholic religious congregation composed of priests and brothers. Its Philippine subsidiary, ST PAULS Philippines, is established as the apostolic ministry of the congregation's Philippine-Macau Province. It is owned and operated by the Society of St. Paul, Inc.

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The Couples for Christ

Foundation for Family and Life (CFC FFL)

a Philippine-based Catholic charismatic lay community that emphasizes family life renewal and evangelization

It is led by an International Council, which operates in the Philippines under the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines and can report directly to the Vatican.

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The Couples for Christ

Foundation for Family and Life (CFC FFL)

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Heart of the Matter: Frank and Gerry Padilla

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Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas

Episcopal Commission on the Laity

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The Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA)

is a pastoral commission of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) whose area of competence and service is the biblical-pastoral ministry in its five-fold ministries of:

◦Animating Biblical-Pastoral Formation (ABPF),
◦Organizing Bible Celebration (OBC),
◦Promoting Bible Translation (PBT),
◦Assisting Bible Production (ABP),
◦Coordinating Bible Distribution (CBD).
Impact Magazine - online
The Philippine Jesuits
The Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI)
The Pinoy Catholic The Pinoy Catholic - Rants, ramblings, raves and reflections of a Filipino Catholic
The Original Catholic Encyclopedia
Commission on Youth (COY) - Archdiocese of Cebu Website. The Youth Ministry and Program in the Archdiocese of Cebu
The Apostles Filipino Catholic Community (AFCC)
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The Apostles Filipino Catholic Community (AFCC)

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The Catholic Encyclopedia
Philippine Catholic Church History Philippine Catholic Church History

Cebu - The Cradle of the Philippine Church and Seat of Far-East Christianity

Roman Catholicism in the Philippines

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List of Filipino Roman Catholic priests
List of parishes in Cebu
How to find

Philippines Church Records

While each church has its own policies on record keeping, most churches keep records of:

  • Baptisms
  • Christenings
  • Confirmations
  • Marriages
  • Burials
  • Memberships
  • Admissions
  • Removals
Baptismal And Confirmation Certificates Is There A Way Of Getting Copies Of Baptismal And Confirmation Certificates - Sorry not so easy

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Catholic Charismatic Renewal

The Charismatic Renewal as a movement within the Catholic Church has been acknowledged by two Popes, Paul VI and John Paul II. Speaking to the International Conference on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal on May 19, 1975, Pope Paul VI encouraged the attendees in their renewal efforts and especially to remain anchored in the Church.

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A Very Simple Guide to the Catholic Mass

With text from the Third Edition of The Roman Missal

Holy Week

Semana Santa or Mahal na Araw

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Holy Week - Lent and Moriones
Holy Week in the Philippines
CAVINTI DIASPORA “Simbang Gabi” A Christmas Tradition in the Philippines

a series of nine dawn masses that starts on December 16th and ends on the midnight of December 24th

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Simbang Gabi

History, Liturgy and Tradition

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All 9 days masses 2014 from Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral & The Church of the Gesù, Ateneo de Manila University campus in Quezon City

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Misa de Gallo or Misa de Aguinaldo – What’s the difference?

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Attire and Etiquette in the church & in the cemetery

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Proper Catholic Etiquette at Mass and Away

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Attire and Etiquette in the church

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Church Etiquette

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PROPER ATTIRE IN CHURCH POSTER
Reminders for the proper acts of respect inside the church

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A clip from Why Do Catholics Do What They Do? (In Church)

Symbols and signs are essential to the Roman Catholic Liturgy and Ritual. Candles: - What do they represent? How and when are they used and how do they effect us? What is the meaning of the water? Why do we kneel? This program will help young people, catechumens and even life-long Catholics to better understand the important reasons for these traditions and how they help us grow in faith.

General about being a catholic.

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Do's and don'ts in the cemetery

Aside from you and your family, there are others who will also pay respect to their departed loved ones. Know how to act properly in the cemetery with these reminders from Unang Hirit. Published on Oct 27, 2014

Bibles & New Testament - also in different languages of the Philippines - etc.

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The Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA)

is a pastoral commission of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) whose area of competence and service is the biblical-pastoral ministry in its five-fold ministries of:

◦Animating Biblical-Pastoral Formation (ABPF),
◦Organizing Bible Celebration (OBC),
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First Bible in the Philippines now on display

Binuksan na sa publiko ang Bible Exhibit. Tampok dito ang iba-ibang klase ng Bibliya, kabilang na ang pinaka-unang bersyon nito sa Pilipinas. Inilunsad ito para sa pagdiriwang ng National Bible Week. Philippines, latest videos, bandila, Karen Davila, national bible week, bible, exhibit, first version, old version.

Published on Jan 24, 2014

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Cebuano Bible on-line
Dilaab Foundation Inc. (DFI/Dilaab)

is a volunteer-driven, faith-impelled, non-profit organization duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in July 2001 with Company Registration No. C20010070.

Dilaab (Cebuano for fire, fervor, or conflagration) is an emerging movement fuelled by the imperative of social Transformation from a faith perspective.

Cebuano Bible now available to public
Monday, November 19, 2012

A CEBUANO translation of four gospels of the Holy Bible is now available to the public.

The book “Ang Ebanghelyo” was launched last Saturday night at the Cebu Cathedral Museum.

It took a team of nine Bible scholars 12 years to finish the translation of the original Greek text to Cebuano.

The popular edition can be bought for P150 at the Dilaab Foundation Office in the Seminario Mayor de San Carlos in Mabolo, Cebu City.

Christian Community Bible

BIBLIA SA KRISTOHANONG KATILINGBAN
Visayan
(Philippine Language)
to Download - also link to on-line versions

Bibles for Blind

Braille Bibles - Philippines

Audio Bibles for the People of Philippines

Many, many local languages e.g. Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilokano, Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) etc.

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Look about solar powered Audio Bibles for blind HERE

Philippine Bible Society

look the Bible Store with Bibles in many Philippine languages HERE

Filipino Bibles

Bibles in Your Language can help you find online, audio and print Bibles in the languages of the Philippines, including:

Biblia (Bible Filipino/Tagalog Version) - Mobile applications (App)

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and look

Bibliya Tagalog Bible LIBRE! - Mobile applications (App) HERE

Go Bible

Go Bible is a Free Bible viewer application for Java mobile phones

Download Bibles in different languages e.g. Bibles in Tagalog and Cebuano

Biblica The New Testament in Cebuano language on-line
Biblica The New Testament in Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) language on-line
Truth & Life Dramatized audio New Testament
THE ORDER OF MASS, Mass book - Masses - etc.

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Sacraments - Catechism - Blessings - Prayers - Prayer Book - Missal

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A Very Simple Guide to the Catholic Mass

by R. J. Grigaitis

A very simple guide to the Catholic Mass using the text from the English translation of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal (the "new" words to the Mass). Includes all the text that you say, and most of the text the priest says. As well, some things you might not be aware of are discussed.

Cebuano Mass Book
Mass Guide in Bicol Dialect

by/Luz Tria, Sagnay, Camarines Sur

Look the Transcript "Notes for slides" HERE

Look as pdf HERE or as

Video

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THE ORDER OF MASS THE ORDER OF MASS

This contains the new English translation of the third edition of The Roman Missal, in use as of 11/27/11.

The Basic Structure of the Mass has four parts: two main parts and two framing rites:
•Introductory Rites
•LITURGY of the WORD (Biblical Readings, Homily, Creed, Intercessions)
•LITURGY of the EUCHARIST (Preparation, Eucharistic Prayer, Communion Rite)
•Concluding Rites

BASIC TEXTS BASIC TEXTS for the CATHOLIC MASS
(New English Translation, Roman Missal, 3rd Edition)

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Order of a Catholic wedding Mass

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Sacraments - Catechism - Blessings - Prayers - Prayer Book - Missal - Masses - Ceremonies etc.

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THE ORDER OF MASS, Mass book - etc.

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Catechism of the Catholic Church
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Sacraments - Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

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CBCP Catechesis New English Translation of Roman Missal 3rd Edition.

Uploaded on Feb 17, 2012

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an album with "The Sacraments"

Confession, The Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation was instituted by Christ for the forgiveness of sins, returning us to the state of grace necessary for reception of the Eucharist, the Body of Christ

"To those who have been far away from the sacrament of Reconciliation and forgiving love, I make this appeal: Come back to this source of grace; do not be afraid! Christ himself is waiting for you. He will heal you, and you will be at peace with God!" - John Paul II

Look descriptions on the 2 videos in the sub-album

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The Sacrament of Confirmation
GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL
The Roman Missal
RENEWED by Decree of
the MOST HOLY Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican,
promulgated by authority of Pope Paul VI
AND Revised at the direction of Pope John Paul II.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION ACCORDING
TO THE THIRD TYPICAL EDITION

Roman Missal 3rd Edition - Mobile applications (App)

Roman Missal 3rd Edition provides the user with the new Roman Catholic Translation that is put into effect during Advent, 2011. These translations are the property of the Roman Catholic Church and are to be used for religous and reference purposes.

This application holds most of the new translations that will be in effect starting Advent, 2011. The old translation is present, along with the new translation, showing the user the differences between the old and the new.

New Missal - Mobile applications (App)

*Full implementation of the New Roman Missal in easy to read and respond format
* Daily mass readings
* Daily reflections based on the bible readings
* Option to install the app on the SD card
- You can choose to install the app on the phone or on the SD card
- You can also move the app to the SD card after install

Roman Missal (Catholic)

Additionally, it contains the complete supplement of the Roman Missal for use in the Philippines (i.e. Simbang Gabi masses, Feast of the Sto. Nino, etc.).

The app can be used offline, unlike the other Missal apps that require an online connection to download the prayers or readings for the day. The most complete Roman Missal serving as a Catholic Mass Guide with Mass Prayers and Catholic Mass Readings. This Missal is dedicated to Pope Francis. This app now contains a few prayers before Mass and after Mass in English and Latin.
The Roman Missal app was made so it could be used without too much clicks when celebrating or attending mass. The app contains all the prayers and readings used in Mass for the Liturgical year. The English texts for the Order of Mass and Prefaces are from the 3rd Edition. The Order of Mass and Prefaces can be displayed in English, Latin or Both.

Video

The 4 canonical Gospels

St. John - St. Luke - St. Mark - St. Matthew

Tagalog Audio Bible

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CATHOLIC PRAYER BOOK - Mobile applications (App)

Look also HERE

Liturgy of the Hours - Divine Office - Canonical hours

Liturgy of the Hours (Latin: Liturgia Horarum) or Divine Office (Latin: Officium Divinum) or canonical hours, often referred to as the Breviary, is the official set of daily prayers prescribed by the Catholic Church to be recited by clergy, religious institutes, and the laity. It consists primarily of Psalms supplemented by hymns, readings and other prayers. Together with the Mass, it constitutes the official public prayer life of the Church.

Look:

Discovering Prayer
An Introduction and Tutorial to the Liturgy of the Hours
by/Seth H. Murray

HERE

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Look also the article "Which Is The Official Divine Office?" HERE

Video

The Divine Office

Fr Jeremy Driscoll, OSB explains the Liturgy of the Hours. Composed of Psalms, canticles, antiphons and prayers, the Liturgy of the Hours finds its historical roots in the ancient and venerable prayer of the synagogue.

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The Liturgy of the Hours: What it is and how to pray it
Explanation of the Liturgy of the Hours (breviary, divine office...) - Captured Live on Ustream. Published on Jan 4, 2014

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How to Pray Liturgy of the Hours: Finding the right page!
daniellover667 wrote 10, 2011: Because Morning and Evening prayer changes every day/week, I made this video to help show you how to find the prayer of the day.

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DivineOffice.org
ANGELUS (Orasyon in Tagalog)

The Angelus (Latin for "angel") is a devotion in memory of the Incarnation

The devotion was traditionally recited in Roman Catholic churches, convents, and monasteries three times daily: 6:00 am, noon, and 6:00 pm, many churches still follow the devotion, and some practice it at home. The Angelus is usually accompanied by the ringing of the Angelus bell, which is a call to prayer and to spread good-will to everyone on Earth

Video

ANGELUS (Orasyon in Tagalog)

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Regina Coeli

or Regina Cœli ("Queen of Heaven"), is an ancient Latin Marian Hymn of the Catholic Church.
The Regina Coeli is sung or recited in place of the Angelus during the Easter season, from Holy Saturday through the Saturday after Pentecost.

Look more HERE and e.g. the text of the prayer HERE

Video

Regina Coeli (tagalog)

Musika ni Peter Paul Diño Tabilin Published on Apr 20, 2015

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The Divine Mercy

is a Christian devotion to the endless merciful love of God towards all people.

The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Marilao, Bulacan is the major church dedicated to Divine Mercy in the Philippines. The Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador City, Philippines, has a 50-foot (15-meters) statue of Merciful Jesus (look the below link & video)

Look "How to Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy" HERE and the video below

Look also HERE and HERE

Video

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song (complete)
Published on Nov 24, 2012

Look the full description of the video and how to order this video on DVD or CD HERE

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The Anima Christi

is an ancient prayer to Jesus in the tradition of the Catholic Church.

The sequence of sentences in Anima Christi have rich associations with Catholic concepts that relate to the Holy Eucharist (Body and Blood of Christ), Baptism (water) and the Passion of Jesus (Holy Wounds).

Look the prayer text HERE

Video

Anima Christi
(From the Collection of Prayers by St. Ignatius of Loyola)

Artists: The Philippine Madrigal Singers
Music by: Jandi Aboleda

Remark this is a sub-album in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

Prayer - Filipino style Prayer - Filipino style
Mother Marys Novena Prayers - Mobile applications (App)

Full Novena prayer of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Full text of the Roman Catholic Mass
Full Audio of the novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
There are no ads in this app.

Philippines Language perpetual novena in audio format

Urbi et Orbi

("to the City [of Rome] and to the World") denotes a papal address and Apostolic Blessing given to the City of Rome and to the entire world on certain occasions.

The Urbi et Orbi address and blessing are given each Easter and Christmas from the central loggia of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, at noontime and are broadcast worldwide.
Since 1985, this indulgence is granted not only to the people in Saint Peter's Square but also to those who, though unable to be physically present, "piously follow" it by radio or television.

Filipino Debut Blessing

by Fr. Wayne Negrete

Need a sample invocation prayer for a debut?

Debut, as in debutante?

Here's a sample of a prayer for the debutante
Video

3 O'clock Prayer

habit shown on National TV in the Philippines before. All catholics schools in the Philippines stop their lectures for a while to pray the Divine mercy, most all malls do as well.

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3 O'clock Prayer

Visayan - Bisaya

Remark these are in a sub-album "3 O'clock Prayer" in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

Video

The Lord's Prayer, Cebuano

The prayer that our Lord Jesus taught. In Cebuano with English subtitles

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St. John Sahagun - Novena Prayer - Cebuano

Novena of St. John Sahagun Parish Toledo City, Cebu

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FATIMA PRAYER (Filipino)
A Prayer For Overseas Filipino Workers - OFW

Look the prayer HERE

Latin Prayers

Latin Prayers with English translations

Ave Maria (Hail Mary) & Pater Noster (Our Father)

Alliance of Filipino Catholic Charismatic Prayer Communities
Cebuano Prayer Book Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Original Cebuano Version)

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (English Translation)

Book of Blessings

Download a FREE iPhone App containing all the blessings, organized exactly like they are in the book HERE

Offertory (Offertorium)

Look also HERE and Offertory Scripture Sentences HERE

Católicos.org

Catholic Church Rites, Iglesia Católica Ritos

look also HERE

Prayerbook

a Catholic Religious Site

A collection of beautiful prayers

Ascension Day Prayers

Prayers and Collects for the Feast of the Ascension

NINE-DAY NOVENA PRAYER FOR THE DEAD
Funeral Prayers Funeral Prayers

Catholic & etc. religions

Look the prayers HERE

Prayers for the Faithful Departed
Video

Filipino Necrological Rites

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A tradition in the Philippines on how Filipinos show their last respect to their beloved.

Funeral Rights & Rites

Look as pdf HERE or Video

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Catholic Online gives the largest and broadest population of Catholics worldwide

Prayers for nearly all kind of situations, events, traditions

Novena Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Look CatholicSource mainpage HERE

Rosary Prayers in Different Languages also different languages of the Philippines

Look also the article "Rosary key to evangelization, helping families"

Mary's Rosaries

Cebuano Rosary Prayers

Look Tagalog Prayers HERE

How to recite the Holy Rosary

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Say these prayers

THE SECRET OF THE ROSARY
Videos

Origin of the Holy Rosary
Introduced by the Blessed Mother to St. Dominic as "Angelic Psalter". Then Blessed Alan de la Roche called it "The Voice of the People is the Voice of God" which he later changed it to "ROSARY"... which means "Crown of Roses"

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- Rosary Prayers -

How to pray

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Many different Rosary prayers in different sub-albums e.g. also in tagalog

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Tagalog Rosary (FULL Versions)

Sorrowful Mystery (Ang Misteryo ng Hapis)
Luminous Mystery (Ang Misteryo ng Liwanag)
Joyful Mystery (Ang Misteryo ng Tuwa)
Glorious Mystery (Ang Misteryo ng Luwalhati)

Includes pictures, prayer intention for each mystery, and bible verses for meditation. Also with: Memorare prayer, Immaculate Mother Song, and the Fifteen promises of the Rosary.

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Remark these are all  in the album "Rosary prayers - Etc." in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc." where you can look other prayers too.

Daily Rosary - Mobile applications (App)

Get step by step instructions on how to pray the Holy Rosary. No need to be confused with what mysteries are prayed on each day; simply click on the day (Sunday, Monday...) and follow the instructions in praying the Rosary for that day. Mysteries have images to help you meditate more easily on them.

Also included in the app are the FIFTEEN PROMISES of Our Lady to those who pray the Holy Rosary.

Feast of the Most Holy Rosary

The Feast of the Most Holy Rosary is celebrated on October 7 to honor the Virgin Mary as Queen of the Holy Rosary.
Filipinos have a special spiritual attachment to the Virgin Mary and the Rosary is a way of seeking her intercession. She is known by many names, and her shrine is found in provinces nationwide: Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan, Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran, Lady of Piat in Cagayan, Lady of Peace and Good Voyage in Antipolo City, Lady of Mt. Carmel in Lipa City, Ina Poong Bato in Zambales, Lady of Turumba in Laguna, and Lady of Holy Rosary La Naval de Manila.

Look also the articles "Our Lady of the Rosary" & "Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary"

The Lord's Prayer is frequently sung in Tagalog during Catholic Mass in the Philippines. It is known as Our Father (Ama Namin).

Both English and tagalog version

Wedding - Marriage in the Philippines

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Look MUCH more about:

Wedding - Marriage in the Philippines and - or to a Filipino - Filipina - Culture

Ritual of Marriage
Filipino Catholic Wedding Ceremony Filipino Catholic Wedding Ceremony Liturgy

Ceremony is 40 minutes long as presented here.

Catholic wedding music and reading ideas.
A helpful guide to selecting appropriate scripture readings and music for a Catholic wedding ceremony.

Look the article HERE

Marriage Cultural Adaptations Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Rite of Marriage Cultural Adaptations

Weddings By Lance Filipino Catholic Wedding Liturgy - Ceremony (Example)
Blessing of Arrhae (Arras)
Roman Catholic Marriage
Being Catholic - Burying the Dead:
  • Catholic Funerals
  • The Vigil (Wake)
  • The Requiem Mass
  • Burial and Informal After-burial Gatherings
  • Who may not have a Christian Burial

or look HERE

THE CATHOLIC FUNERAL SHOULD WE HAVE A CATHOLIC FUNERAL?
  • THE CATHOLIC FUNERAL
  • The Vigil
  • The Funeral Mass
  • The Rite of Committal
Purgatory

is not Hell minus a few torments and degrees Fahrenheit; it's not Heaven minus joy. It's not a "Third Final Destination" of souls. Purgatory is simply the place where already saved souls are cleansed of the temporal effects of sin before they are allowed to see the holy face of Almighty God. Revelation 21:27 tells us that "...nothing unclean will enter Heaven."

Look also HERE and HERE

Some Pastoral Concerns about Cremation

Look as pdf HERE

Prayers for Teachers, Students, and Schools

Education-Themed Prayers for Teachers and Students

Also Prayer Appropriate for Graduates and Graduation

a teacher’s prayer a teacher’s prayer

Look the prayer HERE

House Blessings House Blessings and the Removal of Spiritual Dirt

The focus of this article will be on Catholic house blessings that are performed in urban and rural areas of the Philippines.

One may assume that house blessings in the Philippines are merely another Catholic ritual left over from the Spanish Colonization.

House Blessing House Blessing Prayer
Video

House Blessing

Filipino style

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ILOCANO - BAYBAYIN ILOCANO - BAYBAYIN

A Fragment of the Ilocano Lord's Prayer, 1620, including an Introduction of the 1621 Dotrina Cristiana.

Look as pdf HERE

Prayers - Etc. in Filipino Sign Languages - FSL

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Video

Filipino sign language - FSL in the Church

Our Father (Ama Namin) in Filipino sign language - FSL

Ama Namin, Tagalog version of Our Father in sign language, taken during a sunday mass in Quezon City

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Warrior is a Child in Filipino Sign Language

Famous prayer song "Warrior is a Child" sung by Gary Valenciano in Filipino Sign Language by Ervin Reyes of MCCID

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Sacraments - etc. e.g. Baptism (Binyag), First Communion & Confirmation

with these sections:

General

Baptism - Binyag

First Communion

Confirmation

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Sacraments of the Catholic Church
The Seven Sacraments The seven sacraments can be subdivided, with three "Sacraments of Christian Initiation" (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist); two "Sacraments of Healing" (Penance/Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick); and two "Sacraments of Vocation" (Holy Orders/Ordination and Matrimony/Marriage; also referred to as "Sacraments at the Service of Communion")

Look as pdf HERE

The seven sacraments

Presentation and explanation

Look as pdf HERE

Confession - Its Fruitful Practice

Guide for Confession

Look "Confession - Its Fruitful Practice" as pdf HERE

Look also HERE, HERE and HERE

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Presentation and explanation

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

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iConfess - Confession Handbook and Guide
by/Blueinstinct App Solutions

This app for iOS is now free in order to encourage everyone to go to the Sacrament of Confession regularly.

Articles about "The Sacraments"
PENITENTIAL CELEBRATION

“During the Lenten season penitential services should be arranged in such a way as to prepare these adults for the celebration of the sacrament of penance”.

“Penitential Rite (Scrutiny)”, which may be used on the Second Sunday of Lent or on a Lenten weekday either during Mass or outside Mass.

Baptism (Binyag)

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Preparing for your Baby’s Baptism: 5 Tips to Consider

For Filipino parents, a baptism is just as important as a first birthday party. Prepare way in advance.

By Rissa Singson-Kawpeng

Catholic Baptism

Informations e.g.

Requirements for Godparents

Catholic Baptism

Many good informations

Look also HERE

Look the article HERE

Philippine Baptism

Look the article HERE

The Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation

JOHN A. HARDON S.J.

Look the article HERE

The Sacrament of Baptism
  • Baptism: The Door of the Church
  • The Necessity of Baptism
  • Baptism of Desire
  • Baptism of Blood
  • The Form of the Sacrament of Baptism
  • The Minister of the Sacrament of Baptism
  • Infant Baptism
  • Adult Baptism
  • The Effects of the Sacrament of Baptism

Look the article HERE

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Baptismal Requirements

Baptismal Requirements

Requirements for Parents

Requirements for Godparents

For FILIPINO CATHOLICS in Kuwait

BAPTISM INFORMATION

Look the informations HERE

A Guide to Catholic Baptism

Guidebook for Baptism

by Father Luis Esteban Latorre

Salvation in Christ and Baptism in Spirit

Salvation in Christ and Baptism in Spirit: A Response to Robert Menzies, "Evidential Tongues: An Essay on Theological Method"

Roli G. dela Cruz

Agreement on Baptism Agreement on Baptism

between

the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines and

the Lutheran Church in the Philippines

Only one ninong, ninang

Baptismal sponsors should be limited to two individuals, according to an official of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). Fr. Melvin Castro, executive secretary of the CBCP's Episcopal Commission on Family and Life (ECFL), said the Code of Canon Law states that only two individuals, a male and female should be baptismal sponsors."

Superstitions - Baptism Filipino superstitions - Baptism

First Communion

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What is the First Communion?

What is the First Communion?

How to Receive First Communion From a Roman Catholic Church

Look the article HERE

First Holy Communion Day

A child's first communion

Sacraments, Preparing, Requirements

Importance of first communion dresses

This article will help you learn about the importance on first communion in Filipino families and the how they chose best communion dresses for their little...

Look also HERE

Video

First Communion

Remark these are 2 sub-sub-albums in the sub-album "Sacraments" in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

Magallanes Elementary School First Communion of Grade 3 Pupils for School Year 2008-2009 San Pedro Cathedral

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Glory to God in the Highest

A number performed by Grade 3 pupils of Saint Augustine School, Mendez Cavite during their First communion December 8, 2009.

Confirmation

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Confirmation, also known as Chrismation,

is one of the seven sacraments through which Catholics pass in the process of their religious upbringing. According to Catholic doctrine, in this sacrament they receive the Holy Spirit and become adult members of the Catholic Church

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Presentation and explanation

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

Remark this is a sub-sub-album in the sub-album "Sacraments" in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation in the Catholic Church
A short question and answer quide on Confirmation.
What is Confirmation in the Catholic Religion?

Look the article HERE

Filipino Holidays, Culture, Rituals & Tradtions in the family and the church - Etc.

with these sections:

Index etc.

Advent

St. Lucy (Lucia)

Christmas

Traditional Christmas Dances - Etc.

Advent & Christmas Songs

Belén

Parol - Christmas lantern

Kris kringle - the Filipino way of Christmas exchange gifts

Christmas & Holiday Food and Drinks

Christmas etc. e.g crimes, decor & LGBT

3 Kings Day - "Epiphany" - "Three Kings" - "Tres Reyes" - "Tatlong Hari"

Saint Valentine's Day

Lenten (or Cuaresma)

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday - Semana Santa "Holy Week" (Mahal na Araw) - Easter

Ascension of Jesus - Ascension Day

Whitsun - Pentecost

St. John's - San Juan's Eve and Feast day

Catholic - Filipino culture about Undas - All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day

Ethnic - Filipino culture about Undas - All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day

MORE examples of Masses - etc. - different occasions (a below section)

Pilgrim sites - Etc. (a below section)

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RA 8952

Cebu's founding anniversary

REPUBLIC ACT No. 8952, AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7698

August six of every year is hereby declared a special nonworking public holiday for the Province of Cebu including its highly urbanized cities of Cebu and Mandaue and its component cities of Lapulapu, Danao and Toledo."

How Cebu's founding anniversary was reckoned? In 1993, the Provincial Board passed a resolution that set that it should be when Spain's King Philip II, in a royal cedula, appointed Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as Governor of Cebu on August 6, 1569 - Look HERE and the video HERE

Public Holidays in the Philippines
2015 PH holidays

Plan your vacation: Filipinos can look forward to at least 8 long weekends in 2015, and possibly a 5-day weekend that spills into 2016

Malacañang has released the list of holidays for 2015 as provided under Proclamation No. 831, dated July 17, but issued to the public only on Wednesday, July 23.

Look the poster in full size HERE

Look also HERE

Look more about types of holidays: the "regular holiday", the "special non-working day", "special holiday (for all schools)" and "other holidays" and the "Holiday Economics - employer salary to employee" HERE

A special non-working holiday A special non-working holiday

that gives “full opportunity to our people to properly observe [All Saints’ Day] with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions of the country.”

Philippine Proclamation No. 265

Look the Proclamation HERE

16 stress-busting tips for holiday travel
by/Michelle Aventajado Published Dec 20, 2014

Trips are for creating wonderful new memories. They can be even better if the family also feels “at home” wherever you go.
Next to the fun and warmth of the holidays, nothing excites families more than traveling together.

Say: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Different Philippine Languages
Filipino Superstitions

Filipino Superstitions about Christmas etc.

Compiled by Laura B. Corpuz

Look HERE

Tops for Christmas Sharing With Others and Simbang Gabi still Tops for Christmas

Look the "Tops" HERE

Filipino Holiday Customs Discovering Philippine Traditions: 7 Filipino Holiday Customs

Sprinkling a Little Philippine Culture into the Holidays
Homilists explain Easter, Pentecost

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Advent

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Advent!

His Eminence, Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales of the Archdiocese of Manila shares his thoughts about the season of Advent.

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The Season of Advent
Anticipation and Hope

Dennis Bratcher

The Colors of Advent - The Spirit of Advent - Evergreens and The Advent Wreath
- Celebrating Advent - An Advent Reflection - Music for Advent

Look the article HERE

The Symbolism of the Advent Wreath
Video

Advent Wreath Lighting - 4 Candles of Advent Season of Hope & Joy

Advent is a season of hopeful and joyful preparations for the Birthday of the Savior. The Advent Wreath: the circle symbolizes God's eternity. He has no beginning and no end. The green leaves - His evergreen and ever fresh love. The four candles - the four Sundays prior to December 25. The pink third candle - the pregnant joy in every heart as we come nearer and nearer to Christmas. The white candle - Christ is the light of the world. Christmas flowers (POINSETTIA or Pascua) - love turns deep red in the midst of darkness.

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The "Asbury 2011 Advent candle lighting" telling about the story of the candles

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Advent Songs - Hymns etc.

St. Lucy (Lucia)

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ST. LUCY

Died: December 13, 304 A.D.
Patron Saint of the Blind & Eye Disorders

St. Lucy is a virgin and martyr of Syracuse in Sicily, whose feast day is celebrated by Catholic and Orthodox Churches on December 13th

AboutPhilippines.ph think this is a great article about St. Lucy and with many good photos and the Prayer & Novena

Look the article as pdf HERE

Saint Lucy (283–304)

also known as Saint Lucia or Santa Lucia

Contents:
Life and Works
Relics
Popular celebration
List of dedications to St. Lucy

Look also about Saint Lucy day HERE

Look also "How to celebrate Saint Lucy day" HERE

Memorial of St. Lucy
Video

Feast of St. Lucy 2010 & 2011

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Jusette05 wrote on Dec 15, 2011:

Every December 13, Barangay Sta. Monica in Hagonoy, Bulacan has tradition to celebrate the feast of St. Lucy.

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FEAST OF ST. LUCY, 2010 DEC 13, SAINT LUCY ASSOCIATED WITH LIGHT

Tradition tells us that Saint Lucy was born of noble, wealthy, Christian parents in Syracuse, Italy. The date of Lucy's martyrdom was December 13, 304.
Look the whole description of the video HERE

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Santa Lucia hymn - song for Santa Lucia day DEC 13.

Remark this is an album in the album "St. Lucy (Santa Lucia)" in the album "Patrons & Patronesses - Etc." in the main-album "Filipino Saints, Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents, Congregations, Patrons & Patronesses - Etc."

Collection from around the world

There are two different origins of this tradition.

1. In Sicily, Italy, where it comes from the christianity and Lucia being a saint.

2. That's not the case in the northern part of the world e.g. Scandinavia here it comes from a much older pagan tradition that has to do with bringing light in the time of darkness, as some days of the year you might not even se the sun there, simply just celebrated/marked the darkest night of the year (the midwinter solstice).

It is later on that people started to celebrate the Saint Lucia when christianity became a state religion!

The Lucia night was also holy according to the catholic faith (Many northern countries are or were earlier catholic) so you can say there have been mixes through history, first it was the pagan traditions mixed with the catholic, and then it developed and became a unic celebration in many countries around the whole christian world - both catholic and protestant - that was more and more going towards the christian part of the tradition. and the songs were added quite lately and where taken from the original Italian song and translated into many languages.

Look also above HERE and the article HERE

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Hymn for Santa Lucia (Lyric)

Hymn song Santa Lucia Day DEC 13.

(English)

Look Hymn song Santa Lucia with notes and Danish text - lyrics HERE

Look the original lyrics of "Santa Lucia" in Neapolitan, and so translated to Italian and again to English HERE

Look also the article HERE

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Mt. Banahaw:

Pilgrim Site Every Holy Week

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Sta. Lucia Falls - The Healing Waters of Mt. Banahaw

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Devotees visits Mount Banahaw

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Mt. Banahaw's Suprema De La Ciudad Mystica De Dios

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Mt. Banahaw is a famous traditional pilgrimage site for the locals and native tourists especially during the Holy Week, when psychic energy is said to be dominating the area. It is also the said place where faith and spiritual healers get their mystic powers during the divine intervention on Holy Week.

Mount Banahaw is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. The mountain and its environs are considered sacred by the local residents because of its "holy water", which allegedly have beneficial qualities, issuing forth from local springs and its "puwestos, or the "holy sites". Their location having been revealed to a man in the Spanish Era by the "Santo Boses" or the "Holy Voice".

Look more about Mt. Banahaw HERE

Look also HERE (look this article as pdf HERE), HERE and HERE (Look these last 3 articles in 1 pdf "The Altar of Mt. Banahaw and more about the Mystic Mountain" HERE)

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The Inner Secrets Of Banahaw by Tingting Cojuangco HERE

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"AND WOMAN WILL PREVAIL OVER MAN": SYMBOLIC SEXUAL INVERSION AND COUNTER-HEGEMONIC DISCOURSE IN MT. BANAHAW, The Case of the Ciudad Mistica de Dios by/Floro C. Quibuyen HERE

Christmas

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Roman Missal (Catholic)

contains the complete supplement of the Roman Missal for use in the Philippines (i.e. Simbang Gabi masses, Feast of the Sto. Nino, etc.).

The app can be used offline, unlike the other Missal apps that require an online connection to download the prayers or readings for the day. The most complete Roman Missal serving as a Catholic Mass Guide with Mass Prayers and Catholic Mass Readings. This Missal is dedicated to Pope Francis. This app now contains a few prayers before Mass and after Mass in English and Latin.
The Roman Missal app was made so it could be used without too much clicks when celebrating or attending mass. The app contains all the prayers and readings used in Mass for the Liturgical year. The English texts for the Order of Mass and Prefaces are from the 3rd Edition. The Order of Mass and Prefaces can be displayed in English, Latin or Both.

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A Christmas Story: Pope Benedict XVI and the Filipino's of Simbang Gabi

Nellie Hizon of the Catholic Church talks about her miraculous journey for the Filipinos who celebrate Simbang Gabi. Her efforts ultimately led Pope Benedict XVI to leave a blessing for the Filipino people worldwide who celebrate Simbang Gabi.

Video by Truth Esguerra

Pope Benedict XVI
Nellie Hizon

Interact with Philippine News

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Christmas in the Philippines" in the main-album "Advent, Christmas & Holy Three Kings in the Philippines"

Pasko

A Guide to Philippine Christmas Traditions

1960s Native Philippine Christmas Cards

Look also "CHRISTMAS GREETINGS on Vintage Philippine Postcards" HERE

Many many great cards

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Paskong Pinoy

By Reynaldo Gamboa Alejandro, Marla Yotoko Chorengel

Philippine Christmas Art & Form

Just what the Philippine Christmas or, as we fondly call it, “Paskong Pinoy” is!

Christmas in the Philippines
Christmas in the Philippines Christmas in the Philippines
•Rooster Masses
•Christmas Carols
•Decorations
•Christmas Trees
•Nativity Scenes
•Christmas Eve
•Christmas Gifts
•Christmas Day
•The Twelve Days of Christmas
•Holy Innocents’ Day
•New Year
•Epiphany
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Simbahan sa Rizal, ibinida ang ilang Christmas relics
Published on Dec 27, 2014

Dinarayo ngayon ang simbahan sa San Mateo, Rizal dahil sa Christmas relic, kabilang ang hinigaan ni baby Jesus at belo ni Mama Mary.

Christmas - New Year - Epiphany (three Kings - Tatlong Hari)  the Filipino Way

A great article telling about all the traditions

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Christmas: A National Fiesta

A lot of good informations about how to celebrate Christmas in the Philippines

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Pasko - A Filipino (typical) Christmas

Short documentary about Christmas celebration in the Philippines.

by/www.BurrisFilm.com

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Cebu

SUROY SUROY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2012 - Sugbo TV

We are still waiting for part 2

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Cebu Christmas special: Bethlehem sa Sugbo

Published on Dec 23, 2014

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Christmas in the Philippines

Hawaii State Senator Rick Reed and his wife Jenn Reed present an hour-long documentary showcasing the beauty of the Filipino culture and how Filipinos celebrate Christmas.

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The two legends that we know behind the Pascua

MEXICO'S  CHRISTMAS  GIFTS  TO  THE  PHILIPPINES

e.g. POINSETTIA or Pascua and the panunuluyan and the parol

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Catholic Home and Garden's

Catholic Christmas Traditions
Catholic Home and Garden's

Gift to You

Downloadable e-Book

Catholic Traditions for Advent and Christmas

MICHAELANN MARTIN

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Christmas at Home and in the Liturgy

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Misa de Gallo (Roosters Mass) - Simbang Gabi

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Misa de Gallo or Misa de Aguinaldo – What’s the difference?

Look also "The origin and meaning of the Simbang Gabi novena" HERE

Filipino Christmas Tradition - Simbang Gabi

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On “Simbang Gabi”

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Simbang Gabi

History, Liturgy and Tradition

"Simbang Gabi" is a Filipino Christmas tradition, a series of nine dawn masses that starts as early as 4 a.m. from December 16 and until December 24.

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"Simbang Gabi" 2014

All 9 days masses 2014 from Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral & The Church of the Gesù, Ateneo de Manila University campus in Quezon City

Remark these are albums in the sub-album "Christmas in the Philippines" in the main-album "Advent, Christmas & Holy Three Kings in the Philippines"

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Midnight Mass of Christmas in the Vatican Basilica - 2014.12.24
Pope Francis celebrates Midnight Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord.

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Look also HERE

and the articles "Pope Francis urges 'tenderness' on Christmas" and "Pope Francis: 'So many tears this Christmas' In his annual Christmas 'urbi et orbi' message, Pope Francis calls for an end to 'brutal' religious persecution, killings and hostage-takings, as well as violence against children"

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Christmas Message and Urbi et Orbi blessing - 2014.12.25

Pope Francis gives his traditional Christmas message and the Apostolic Blessing "Urbi et Orbi" to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square and to those listening to him on radio and television.

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila

Guidelines on the Celebration of SIMBANG GABI

Simbang Gabi

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CAVINTI DIASPORA “Simbang Gabi” A Christmas Tradition in the Philippines

a series of nine dawn masses that starts on December 16th and ends on the midnight of December 24th

A lot about Christmas in the Philippines

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Christmas in the Philippines

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Discover the Advent / Christmas season
PASKO: Christmas in the Philippines
Noche Buena: Filipino Christmas Eve

Christmas in the Philippine

Christmas in the Philippine

Pasko Sa Aming Bayang Pilipinas

By

Lindsey Scharpenter

Northern Illinois University

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Christmas in the Philippines

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Filipino Christmas Tradition

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Tangub City The Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines

Welcome "The Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines, Tangub City, Misams Occidental, Region 10, Philippines
Video Footage Produced By: Nonoy Nano

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2011 Policarpio Street, Mandaluyong

Christmas Decorations

Policarpio is a street in the city of Mandaluyong Philippines , the residents of Policarpio street yearly decorate their houses with many christmas lights and it has become a yearly christmas attraction. Many people visit this street during christmas and have their pictures taken with kids and families.

PANUNULUYAN: A Christmas Drama

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The traditional PANULUYAN

(Mary and Joseph's search for shelter for Jesus who was to be born) was done in the evening of December 24, 2010 in selected depressed areas of San Pedro Apostol, Cavite City. Gift-giving, handled by the Wise men and the Shepherds, for the poorest of the poor accompanied the PANULUYAN

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Christmas 2008 / Pasko 2008 - sa Pilipinas

This video features the yearly acitivities of establishments, malls, business districts and people in celebrating the spirit of christmas in the Philippines. It is the time to enjoy the meaning of sharing and happiness, the time to forget the upcoming crisis for a while, a time to just be with the christmas atmosphere. Places featured: Makati City, Mandaluyong City, Muntinlupa City, Taguig City, Quezon City and San Juan
MUSIC INCLUDED:
Pasko nanaman muli
Mano po Ninong
Kampana ng Simbahan
Sa paskong darating
All music sung by the renowned and famous San Miguel Philharmonic Orchestra. Arranged by the great Filipino composer Ryan Cayabyab! - This video is dedicated to the people of the Philippines who are outside of the country working for a better future.
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Planning for Christmas? There's an app for that

Are you starting your plans for Christmas? Good news! There are free applications for your smartphones and tablets that can help you make plans for this coming Christmas.

Published on Oct 2, 2014

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Filipino Christmas Tutorial 2011

by Mikey Bustos

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 Naughty Christmas gifts

by/Dr. Margie Holmes

What gift should you get for someone you're flirting with?

Published on Dec 22, 2012

How Filipinos Reinvented Christmas

Traditional Christmas Dances - Etc.

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Christmas Dances Philippine Christmas Dances

Philippine Christmas Dances are dances expressive of the Christmas season practiced in certain regions in the Philippines.

Aside from the Christmas carols most Filipinos are fond of during the yuletide season, there are also Christmas dances that are performed to celebrate this festive time of the year.

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Pandanggo Rinconada

The Pandanggo Rinconada is a staple among the Christmas veladas (evening programs or shows) in Nabua, Camarines Sur.

Obviously the dance was an offshoot of the Spanish fandango that was introduced to the natives' repertoire of festival dances. The Pandanggo Rinconada derived its name from the sub-region of the Bicolandia where a distinct Bikol dialect is spoken. That subregion comprising the Camarines provinces is called Distrito de Rinconada. the other sub-regions of Bikol are Bikol Estandarte (Naga district), Bikol Albayano, Bikol Catanduanes, Bikol Masbatenyo and the Bikol Sorsogon also called Bisakol due to the heavy Bisayan influence in their language particularly Waray. In fact, some linguists classify the dialect spoken in Gubat, Sorsogan as Waray.

Remark this is a sub-album in the main-album "Cultural Dances and Dance & Ballet Ensembles etc."

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Remark this is a sub-album in the main-album "Cultural Dances and Dance & Ballet Ensembles etc."

PANDERETAS - "Las Panderetas" - Philippine Folk Dance

"Las Panderetas"

 the Las Panderetas is the Yuletide folk dance, which used to accompany the Christmas carols called Daigon, is the traditional Christmas dance of Tanza, Iloilo. The music used in the later is a typical Visayan "daygon - daigon" similar to the pastores musics used in the pastores traditions in Bikol, Cebu, Leyte, Samar and some other places outside Visayan.

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"Panderetas de Amor" 2. version

A second version of this dance is also called "Panderetas de Amor". Panderetas means "tambourines" in Spanish. This dance portarays a heavy Spanish influence. Of the two available versions of this dance, the first one is more Hispanic in execution. The dance is from Manila. - Bayanihan researches in the early 1950s discovered this dance in the capital city and has been included in their Maria Clara Suite since then.

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Pastora sa Belen

(Sheperds of Betlehem), from the Bicol region, is the presentation of the shepherds singing and dancing from house to house and is dancers in groups of 6 or 10 performers.  They are the PASTORAS SA BELEN. They are clad in silk dresses in FUSCHIA, LAVENDER, YELLOW or WHITE with quaint bonnets, ribbons and sometimes wooden staffs wrapped in red or green crepe paper and garlands. They are accompanied by a 'manager' who accompanies them on a guitar. They sing PASTORAS SA BELEN, ALLI, ALLI VAMOS A BELEN! And they say they make good money - for their costume for next year

A Bicol Christmas tradition

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Sakuting

a dance from the Ilocos region - province of Abra It was originally an all-male dance performance presenting a mock fight between Ilocano Christians and non-Christian groups of the northern mountains using sticks. It is danced by children while striking together footlong sticks for rhythm when going from house to house to solicit gifts (Christmas)

Remark this is a sub-album in the main-album "Cultural Dances and Dance & Ballet Ensembles etc."

Remark 4 videos in the album

Look the history of the Sakuting Philippine Folk Dance

by Rianne Hill Soriano HERE

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A Pinoy Christmas Ballet Concert

Christmas ballet concert by Steps Dance Project, directed and choreographed by James Laforteza (with excerpts from The Nutcracker choreographed by Jeffrey Espejo, not shown here).

Remark this is a sub-sub-album in the sub-album "Dance & Ballet Ensembles" in the main-album:

"Cultural Dances and Dance & Ballet Ensembles etc."

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Philippine Traditional Dances HERE

Advent & Christmas Songs

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Catholic Faith Education Top Ten Advent Songs
Music for Advent
Advent Songs

Tagalog only

Advent Hymns and Christmas Songs

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Advent Day Hymns!

Enjoy the lovely words and lyrics of traditional and popular Advent Christian hymns. Have a great time searching our extensive list of online Advent songs. Printable Advent hymns of praise and worship which are suitable for all Christian denominations.

Filipino Christmas songs

Look the article as pdf HERE

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Christmas songs and carols

On this day, we celebrate and give thanks for all the blessings we have received.

Let us have faith in God and in ourselves, to face the problems of life with our feet standing firmly on the ground.

Let us all believe in the true spirit of Christmas. Sharing our love with each other is the best gift we can ever give from our hearts.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
MALIGAYANG PASKO SA INYONG LAHAT!

Remark 9 songs & carols in the album - Look descriptions on the videos

Look the lyrics in Tagalog and English for Mano Po Ninong Mano Po Ninang - Christmas Song - HERE

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2sub-sub-albums with:

Indigenous Visayan Christmas Carol Song of The Highland People

Visayan Christmas carol of the highland people of Iligan City, Philippines. Their way of singing is very much noted for the abrupt change in their vocal tone, from low to high pitch.

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Christmas carol - Cebu, Philippines style

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Look also the article "List of Filipino Christmas carols" HERE

Tagalog Christmas Songs
Filipino Christmas Songs

and more links in the bottom of the site :-)

Kasadya Ni-ining Takna-a Visayan Christmas carol

Kasadya Ni-ining Takna-a

Caroling is a part of the Filipino Christmas tradition

Links to many carols with text etc.

Look the article HERE

Christmas songs

A blog about Filipino culture, traditions and music which includes awiting Filipino, tula, parabula, bugtong, salawikain atbp. Hatid sa inyo ni cathy.

Many filipino songs both with text and chords

Tagalog Songs Tagalog Songs - many different kinds of collection of Free Tagalog songs, Tagalog songs lyrics, Tagalog Christmas songs and other top Tagalog songs. You can also download Tagalog songs
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Belén

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Belén

Belén is a three-dimensional art depiction of the nativity scene of Jesus Christ.

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CHRISTMAS MANGER SCENES (Beléns) constructed by Bill Egan

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How to make a Nativity scene - Belén

In 8 minutes, an half day of work to make the Nativity Scene - Belén for Christmas.
With Christmas songs in background.

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Building your Belén

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Parol - Christmas lantern

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In the Filipino language, a Christmas lantern is called a parol. There's no greater symbol of the Filipino Christmas spirit than the parol.

Look "The History of Parol Christmas Lanterns" as pdf HERE

Look also HERE - Look this article as pdf HERE

A description of the Filipino Christmas star-shaped lantern - Parol, its significance and meaning for Filipinos.
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Making a Parol: A Filipino Christmas Tradition

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Make a Parol - Tutorial

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Symphonies of Parols

Sound & light display at the Ayala Triangle, Makati City to celebrate Christmas 2010

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Parol - Filipino Christmas Lantern

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Filipino Christmas traditions and symbols

A description of the Filipino Christmas star-shaped lantern, its significance and meaning for Filipinos.

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Kris Kringle

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Filipinos have their own version of exchanging gifts or Kris Kringle, it is called "Monito Monita".

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Kris kringle - the Filipino way of Christmas exchange gifts

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Christmas gift ideas

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The Traditions of Gift Giving in the Philippines
Inspirational gifts for you and your loved ones.
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Christmas - Holiday Food and Drinks

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Food Culture Read MUCH more about Christmas - Holiday food and drinks in the Philippines - and MUCH more about the general food culture
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Top 10 Pinoy Christmas Foods

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Christmas: Holiday Food

The table is set buffet style with as many 15-20 food items.

The food recipes are prepared for Christmas

Christmas Special: A Unique and Sweet Filipino-Style of Christmas

Simbang Gabi Sweet Treats

Modern Filipino desserts

Christmas Cuisine In The Philippines

By/ Thomas Wenge

Traditional Christmas Food Traditional Christmas Food in the Philippines

Christmas etc. e.g. crimes, decor & LGBT

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4 holiday quirks you need to keep #InControl

by/Michaela Romulo Published Dec 15, 2014

Yes, we’ve all experienced these quirks. And often, we’re even the ones guilty of them. So stop and get yourself #InControl
It’s Christmas time and before we get carried away with the year-end Yuletide celebrations, it may be a good idea to pause for a minute and assess your holiday habits.

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Top 5 Christmas Modus

Bistado presents the top 5 modus operandis usually evident during the Christmas season. Be aware of these crimes by watching
this video.

Published on Dec 15, 2014

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Christmas Décor Producers & Exporters Association of the Philippines (CDPEAP)
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How to make your own Christmas decors

Kapamilya, for help you save money this Christmas, it is better if you will make your own Christmas decor. Published on Nov 13, 2014

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Christmas in the Philippines" in the main-album "Advent, Christmas & Holy Three Kings in the Philippines"

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Winter wonderland of DTI

Visit the 'Winter Wonderland' features the different Christmas decor in trade fairs of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pasay City.

Published on Jun 28, 2014

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Christmas in the Philippines" in the main-album "Advent, Christmas & Holy Three Kings in the Philippines"

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Tourists visit 'Santa Claus mountain'

Find out why this mountain in Kapangan, Benguet is called "Santa Claus Mountain."

Published on Dec 15, 2014

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Look more about the nature, mountains etc. HERE

"Dating wisdom advent"

Date rape drug sometimes referred to as Party Drugs or simply Ecstasy, are medications that can be slipped into drinks and make a person unconscious for 15 minutes or so. There have been reports of dozens of women, who were under the influence of a date-drug known as GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), a clear and flavorless liquid, when they were raped.

Look also HERE and HERE

Look also e.g. the articles:

"Nail polish detects date rape drugs" - "Cup and straw system detecting date rape drugs" - "30 second date rape drug test"

The annual Christmas challenge of being gay
by/Shakira Sison Published Dec 11, 2014

'We are tired of being asked what is wrong with us that we can't find a partner or a spouse. We're not picky, afraid of commitment, or unable to keep a relationship. Believe it or not, we are actually loved.'

3 Kings Day in Philippines

"Epiphany" - "Three Kings" - "Tres Reyes" - "Tatlong Hari"

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Epiphany in the Philippines
3 Kings day

January 6, it is known as the day of the Three Kings (or wise men/magi): Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.

3 Kings day in the Philippines

the long Christmas season traditionally ends on this day, known colloquially as "Three Kings" or "Tres Reyes" (Filipino: Tatlong Hari).

The Feast of Three Kings (or Araw ng Tatlong Hari) is the official end of the liturgical Christmas season in the Philippines. It is also known as the Feast of the Epiphany, which commemorates the manifestation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi. It is also known as the Pasko ng Matatanda (Feast of the Elderly), the day that specially honors senior citizens.

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Araw ng Tatlong Hari

For Centuries, the magical bearers of gifts for Filipino children were the Three Kings, not Santa Claus. Shoes were brightly polished and left on the window sills together with the cleanest socks, fresh from the laundry. The children knew that the Three Kings, on their way to Bethlehem, would pass by their homes to fill their shoes and socks with gifts. Some would thoughtfully leave some straw or dry grass for the camels; if these were gone in the morning, surely the cames must have been terribly hungry.

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Three Kings Celebration at the Kawakawa

Traditional Family Celebration of the Feast of the Three Kings, Kawakawa, Tuburan, Ligao City, Philippines.

Gift-giving to selected children of poor families will follow after the program. And the celebration cannot be complete without our Traditional Fireworks at the Kawakawa as our tribute to our honored Three Kings.

The Kawakawa Management Group together with the Carmelite Nuns of the Divine Mercy Shrine and Monastery, true to their mission of reviving our cultural practices and traditions invited families to unite during the re-enactment of the Nativity/Ephipany, this revered religious traditions of many generations.

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Look also the Feast of the Three Kings in Mabitac (Laguna) HERE

Look also about "Three Kings Celebration" in the article HERE (pages 3)

Saint Valentine's Day in the Philippines

Look more possible events for Valentines day in the section "Festivals - Fiestas - Events" HERE (Both open in new windows)

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The Legend of Saint Valentine

Historical archives make mention of at least three different individuals (and perhaps as many as seven) credited with the name of Saint Valentine (or Valentinus). The three discussed here were all martyred for their faith and have been recognized by the Catholic Church.

Look "The Legend of Saint Valentine" as pdf HERE

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The History of Saint Valentine & Valentines Day

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"Valentines Day Traditions etc." (Look below videos)
Saint Valentine's Day

commonly known as Valentine's Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year.

St. Valentine was a Priest, martyred in 269 at Rome and was buried on the Flaminian Way. He is the Patron Saint of affianced couples, bee keepers, engaged couples, epilepsy, fainting, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, plague, travellers, young people.

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Valentines Day Traditions etc.:

Saint Valentine & History of Valentines Day

Remark this is an album in the album "Patrons & Patronesses - Etc." in the main-album "Filipino Saints, Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents, Congregations, Patrons & Patronesses - Etc."

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Tips and an example of "Happy Valentines Day" (2 videos)

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Valentines Day - a Pagan Celebration  (1 sub-album - 1 video)

"Christianity Took Over Valentines Day"

Look the full description of the video and how "Christianity Takes Over Valentines Day" HERE

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Valentine's Day Pinoy Style (1 sub-album - 1 video)

How do Real men Care? Real Men Surprise Their Dates. - Uploaded on Feb 14, 2012

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Valentine's Day Q&A (1 sub-album - 2 video)

It's the first day of the love month and this February, clinical psychologist Dr. Margie Holmes will be discussing several topics about Valentine's Day.

This week she entertains general questions about V-Day. - Published on Feb 1, 2014

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 Spending Valentine's alone
Is Valentine's Day just for couples? What if you're alone? Are you supposed to just sulk and let the love birds have all the fun?

This week's episode, clinical psychologist Dr. Margie Holmes talks about spending V-Day without a significant other. - Published on Feb 8, 2014

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10 ways to excite your Valentine's date! (1 sub-album - 1 video)

Aside from the usual roses and chocolates, here are a few more ways to make your dates exciting and extra romantic

Published on Feb 9, 2014

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Sweet gift ideas for Valentine's Day (1 sub-album - 1 video)

Catch the lovely tips for gifts this Valentines Day. Published on Feb 9, 2014

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Albay recipe, rose as an ingredient

Kung akala niyo’y panregalo lang sa Valentine’s Day ang rosas, sa Albay, inihahalo rin ito sa pagkain. Published on Feb 5, 2015

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Rose Recipes

Published on Feb 9, 2015

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Where to stay in Metro Manila on Valentine's Day

Malapit na ang araw ng mga puso. Para sa mga pamilya na nagbabalak mag-staycation dito sa Metro Manila, pwedeng pagpilian ang mga hotel na may iba-ibang tema.

Published on Feb 6, 2015

Remark this an album in the album "Where to stay" in the main-album "Tourism - A paradise of 7107 islands, Tourism organizations, Maps etc."

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Romantic Restos
Published on Feb 9, 2015

Remark this is an album "Romantic Restos" in the album "Where to eat" in the main-album "Tourism - A paradise of 7107 islands, Tourism organizations, Maps etc."

7 romantic PH travel destinations for your dating milestones
by/Rhea Claire Madarang Published Feb 07, 2015

Dating, committed, considering proposing? Or is it complicated – As an archipelago blessed with both natural and historical wonders, our country will never come up short of beautiful places to explore, and many of them definitely inspire romance.

Valentine's Day

"Araw ng mga Puso" or "Hearts Day".

Celebrating Valentine’s Day the Filipino Way
Valentine’s Day in the Philippines
The Single’s Diary: How to Have Fun during Valentine’s Day
Valentine Party Games and Ideas

Cupid Approved Valentine's Day Party Fun

Whether you need Valentine party games for a couples' or singles' valentine party, you're sure to find the perfect game for your party here

Igorot style - Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day, Igorot style

Lenten (or Cuaresma)

Remark some of the videos in this section are albums - in the album "Lenten (Cuaresma)" in the main-album:

"Lenten - Cuaresma, Palm Sunday, Easter, Ascension Day, Whitsun & Undas"

Look also about "Lenten" in the above section "The Pope and the Vatican"

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THE LENTEN SEASON MEANING AND MEAN TO ALL CHRISTIANS

Look the article HERE

Ash Wednesday

in the calendar of Western Christianity, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter.

Video

Ash Wednesday

What Lent means for Catholics?

Being compassionate to others. This is the message of Pope Francis and Manila Archbishop Cardinal Tagle to the Catholics now that the lent season has started. Published on Feb 18, 2015

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"Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return."

Catholics flocked to churches last Wednesday to hear Mass and had their foreheads marked with black ashes in the shape of the cross, an annual ritual that mark the start of the Lenten season.

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Simbahan naghahanda na para sa Ash Wednesday

Sinimulan na ng ilang simbahan ang pagsusunog ng mga palaspas na ginamit noong isang taon. Ito'y bilang paghahanda sa Ash Wednesday. Published on Feb 15, 2015

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PENITENTIAL CELEBRATION

“During the Lenten season penitential services should be arranged in such a way as to prepare these adults for the celebration of the sacrament of penance”.

“Penitential Rite (Scrutiny)”, which may be used on the Second Sunday of Lent or on a Lenten weekday either during Mass or outside Mass.

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Penitential Celebration - 2015.03.13

Pope Francis presides at Penitential Celebration. Streamed live on Mar 13, 2015

Remark this is an album in the main-album "The Holy See - The Vatican, The Pope & Masses - Etc."

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma Lenten message

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma delivers his yearly Lenten message to the faithful. (Nera Mariz Puyo/Jai Sandoval/Sunnex)

Published on Apr 1, 2015

Holy Week Lenten - PABASA

This tradition begins during the days leading to Good Friday

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Basbas - by Joaquin Gasgonia Palencia

Basbas explores the world of the Lenten rituals of rural Philippine Christendom

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Pabasa (A Filipino Catholic Tradition)

Pabasa is a Filipino Catholic tradition done during the lent season featuring the burial of our Lord Jesus Christ. The life and passion of our Lord Jesus Christ is read / sung during the Pabasa. The hymns varies from region to region of the Philippines.

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Pabasa Traditional Tune

Hear Pabasa Tune 1 HERE (mp3) and

Hear Pabasa Tune 2 (mp3) HERE

Choirbook II with notes

Includes many works especially appropriate for Lenten

Lent and Moriones

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Lenten Season in the Philippines

Lent is a meaningful season to any Filipino

Pangasinan Lenten Cultural Practices

Pangasinan Lenten Cultural Practices: A Dying Ritual?

By ELNORA B. DUDANG

Pangasinan State University Lingayen Campus

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday - Semana Santa "Holy Week" (Mahal na Araw) - Easter

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"Lenten - Cuaresma, Palm Sunday, Easter, Ascension Day, Whitsun & Undas"

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Overview: Holy Week rituals in the Philippines
by/Michael Bueza Published Apr 03, 2015

From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, here's how the Catholic faithful in the Philippines observe the Holy Week
The Holy Week (or Mahal na Araw) features the story of Jesus Christ's passion, death, and resurrection.

The different levels of devotion of the Catholic faithful are visible this week, as they reflect on the agony and sacrifice of the Son of God to deliver the world from sin.

Here's a quick overview of rites and rituals during Holy Week in the Philippines.

Look the "Overview" as pdf HERE

Look also the article "The grand carriages of Baliuag: Pomp and pageantry in piety"
by/Marga Deona Published 8:10 AM, Apr 03, 2015
In the town of Baliuag in Bulacan, Good Friday is more festive than Christmas - the video in the article you can also look in the sub-album "Holy Week "Semana Santa" & Easter"

Holy Week & Easter

Semana Santa or Mahal na Araw

look also HERE

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about "Easter" HERE and about "Easter Triduum - Paschal Triduum, or The Three Days" HERE

All About Holy Week

Holy Week History, Information, Prayers, Resources, Traditions, & More

Semana Santa [Holy Week] Mahal na Araw in The Philippines

Look the article as pdf HERE

Holy Week practices, rituals that never go out of style
Holy Week in the Philippines

Filipino Customs, Values and Beliefs in High Definition

Many good informations about the celebrations - traditions for - of the different days in "The Holy Week"

Look the article as pdf HERE

Holy Week superstitions in the Philippines
by/Reynaldo Santos Jr. Published Apr 04, 2015

What's the difference between getting wet on Good Friday and on Easter Sunday? The Holy Week observance in the Philippines has combined the religious faith with folk and even pagan beliefs.

Moriones Festival, Marinduque

The Moriones Festival is known widely as one of the most colorful festivals celebrated on the island of Marinduque and the Philippines

The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week on the island of Marinduque, Philippines. The "Moriones" are men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folks. The Moriones or Moryonan tradition has inspired the creation of other festivals in the Philippines where cultural practices or folk history is turned into street festivals.

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Marinduque Moriones "Via Crusis 2010".

The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week on the island of Marinduque, Philippines. One of the highlights of this festival is the Via Crucis. A re-enactment of the suffering of Christ on his way to the calvary. Men inflict suffering upon themselves by whipping their backs, carrying a wooden cross and sometimes even crucifixion. They see this act as their form of atonement for their sins. This weeklong celebration starts on Holy Monday and ends on Easter Sunday.

The Pasyon

is a verse narrative about the life and suffering of Jesus Christ. The verses are structured in five-line stanzas, with each line containing eight syllables. The pasyon is commonly sung during Holy Week, starting Holy Monday. The reading of the pasyon is a traditional religious practice in the Philippines and people gather around the reader of the pasyon to listen and reflect. It is seen by many of its practitioners as a vow or panata.

KASAYSAYAN NG PASYONG MAHAL NI HESUKRISTONG PANGINOON NATIN

Lyrics - full text

BY IGNACIO LUNA & SONS

Palaspas

or decorative palm fronds, are part of the Catholic celebration of Palm Sunday in the Philippines, marking the start of Holy Week. They are brought to the Church to be blessed as part of the Palm Sunday mass and waved as the priest enters the Church, in commemoration of Jesus Christ's entry into Jerusalem

Palaspas or Palm Fronds as Amulets?

Published April 3, 2012 by jptan2012

Growing up with a devout Catholic maternal grand mother, I’m quite familiar with how Catholics looks at a Palaspas or Palm Fronds. My Lola would always tell me that a palaspas is what saves us from the devil during Holy Week, because, she explains, this is the time when Christ is at his weakest. Like most superstitious Catholics, my Lola has a lot of beliefs that are technically not espouse by the Church.

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Turn Palms into Meaningful Palm Sunday Symbols and Decorations
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Remark these are albums in the album "Palm Sunday - and - Making Palaspas" in the main-album "Holy Week "Semana Santa" & Easter"

Before Palm Sunday - Making Palaspas

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Palm Sunday

Traditional Blessing of Palms Procession
Traditional Latin Mass

Parish of Our Lord of the Divine Mercy, Sikatuna, Quezon City

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Palm Sunday at Quiapo Church, Manila

Millions of faithful have trooped to different Catholic churches in the country today to commemorate Palm Sunday.

In Manila, parishioners filled Quiapo Church to hear the Holy Mass and have palm stalks and leaves they were carrying blessed by the priest and lay ministers.

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Palm Sunday 2014, Cebu City

The blessing of palms on Palm Sunday (April 13) marked the beginning of the Holy Week celebration this year. (Sunnex)

Published on Apr 13, 2014

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Palm Sunday 2015 Cebu City

The blessing of palms on Palm Sunday (March 29) marked the beginning of the Holy Week celebration this year. Published on Mar 29, 2015

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Palm Sunday celebration and Angelus - 2015.03.29

Blessing of the palms and olive branches, Procession and Palm Sunday Mass presided by Pope Francis. At the end of the Mass, the Pope recites the Angelus prayer with the pilgrims.

Remark this is an album in the main-album "The Holy See - The Vatican, The Pope & Masses - Etc."

The lakeshore town of Paete in the province of Laguna is famed for its wood carving industry. During the Semana Santa or Holy Week, the spectacular jointed image of the Santo Sepulcro undergoes a unique ritual, the Pagsusuob, that can only be said as a pre-hispanic rite of the dead that is more closely identified now with the mummification rituals of high ranking citizens in some remote areas in the Cordillera region.

by/ Estan Cabigas, a multiawarded blogger and freelance photographer based in Makati City, the Philippines

Look the article HERE

Music Suggestions
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries

Also many good informations about Easter and other Catholic feasts

Easter Vigil
In the Roman Catholic tradition, the Easter Vigil consists of four parts:
1.The Service of Light
2.The Liturgy of the Word
3.Christian Initiation and the Renewal of Baptismal Vows
4.Holy Eucharist
Holy Week in the Philippines
Easter in the Philippines

How Filipinos Celebrate Easter

Let's go EASTER EGG HUNTING!

OTHER WAYS OF CELEBRATING EASTER FOR FILIPINOS

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Easter - Fun-filled family activities

Many fun-filled Easter family activities at Boiser's Residence.

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Easter egg hunting

Remark 2 sub-sub-album in the sub-album "Easter - Fun-filled family activities"

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Mt. Banahaw:

Pilgrim Site Every Holy Week

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Sta. Lucia Falls - The Healing Waters of Mt. Banahaw

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Devotees visits Mount Banahaw

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Mt. Banahaw's Suprema De La Ciudad Mystica De Dios

Remark these are albums in the sub-album "Apparitions & Miracles" in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

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Mt. Banahaw is a famous traditional pilgrimage site for the locals and native tourists especially during the Holy Week, when psychic energy is said to be dominating the area. It is also the said place where faith and spiritual healers get their mystic powers during the divine intervention on Holy Week.

Mount Banahaw is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. The mountain and its environs are considered sacred by the local residents because of its "holy water", which allegedly have beneficial qualities, issuing forth from local springs and its "puwestos, or the "holy sites". Their location having been revealed to a man in the Spanish Era by the "Santo Boses" or the "Holy Voice".

Look more about Mt. Banahaw HERE

Look also HERE (look this article as pdf HERE), HERE and HERE (Look these last 3 articles in 1 pdf "The Altar of Mt. Banahaw and more about the Mystic Mountain" HERE)

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The Inner Secrets Of Banahaw by Tingting Cojuangco HERE

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"AND WOMAN WILL PREVAIL OVER MAN": SYMBOLIC SEXUAL INVERSION AND COUNTER-HEGEMONIC DISCOURSE IN MT. BANAHAW, The Case of the Ciudad Mistica de Dios by/Floro C. Quibuyen HERE

No to crucifixion – bishops

By CHRISTINA I. HERMOSO
Rituals of Crucifixion Philippine Easter Rituals of Crucifixion

Bloody Filipino Observances for the Atonement of Sins

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The Image of the Last Supper (Huring Pamanggi)

in Semana Santa processions Holy Wednesday, March 31, 2010 and Good Friday, April 02, 2010 along the streets of Ponso, Polangui, Albay.

Look descriptions on the 2 videos and look also about the image HERE

Visita Iglesia in the Philippines

History and tradition

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Visita Iglesia, Manila

The Visita Iglesia is a tradition practiced every Maundy Thursday in the Philippines. Traditionally, one would visit 7 churches, to recite, pray and contemplate on the Stations of the Cross, two stations for each church. Some opted to extend this practice to 14 churches, one Station of the Cross for each church. This is usually done during the evening, after the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the Altar of Repose. However, many people start the Visita Iglesia during the day.
  • Part One - Church of St. Anthony of Padua and Church of Our Lady of Loreto.
  • Part Two - Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat
  • Part Three - Minor Basilica of San Sebastian
  • Part Four - Holy Shrine of the Face of Jesus
  • Part Five - Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene
  • Part Six - Church of Sta Cruz
  • Part Seven - Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz
  • Part Eight - Manila Cathedral
  • Part Nine - Church of San Agustin

Look the full description of "The Visita Iglesia" and the 9 videos HERE

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Visita Iglesia, Cebu

Holy Week or sa Latin Hebdomana Sancta o Hebdomana Mayor mao ang semana sa dili pa ang adlaw sa pagkabanhaw sa atong Ginoong Hesus. This week commemorates the passion of Christ. Roman Catholics ilabi na mga Sugbuano naila sab sa pagkarelihiyoso ug kada Holy week, locally known as "Semana Santa" ang mga Sugbuanon nagobsebara gayud aning maong kalihokan. Kay ang Sugbo mao man ang cradle of Christianity, dako kaayo ug bili ang mga simbahan sa Romano Katoliko dinhi sa lalawigan kay dinhi man gitudlo ang doctrine of faith and morals. Published on Apr 11, 2012

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Stations of the Cross

(or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way)

is a series of artistic representations, very often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion in the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus before he died, and the devotions using that series to commemorate the Passion, often moving physically around a set of stations. The vast majority of Roman Catholic churches now contain such a series, typically placed at intervals along the side walls of the nave; in most churches these are small plaques with reliefs or paintings. The tradition as chapel devotion began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Roman Catholic Church in the medieval period. It may be done at any time, but is most commonly done during the Season of Lent, especially on Good Friday and on Friday evenings during Lent.

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Way of the Cross - 2015.04.03

The Holy Father presides over the Way of the Cross of Good Friday

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Stations of the Cross

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Via Crucis - Way of the Cross - Stations of the Cross

Cebu

Via Crucis.. Usa ka kalihukan where people gathered to sacrifice and reflect and meditate the passion of Christ. Published on Apr 11, 2012

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Stations of the Cross

Prayers - Tagalog

Stations of the Cross

with the opening prayer and the prayers for each stations

Look also HERE

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Siete Palabras 2015 - (on YouTube)

Siete Palabras 2015 and Celebration of the Lord's Passion & Veneration of the Cross at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, Cebu City.
Published on Apr 3, 2015

Remark: "Siete Palabras 2015" first start 1.49 minutes after the start of the video

Siete Palabras is a reference to the seven final phrases reportedly spoken by Jesus Christ prior to his death by crucifixion upon the Cross. Believed to be uttered in the Aramic language that was spoken by Jesus, they have been translated into Greek and Hebrew by religious scholars and are revered by millions who understand them to be the exact words spoken during the crucifixion.

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Holy Mass of Easter 2015

1. Holy Mass of Easter with Abp. Jose S. Palma, DD, celebrant.

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, Cebu City.

Published on Apr 4, 2015

Salubong Salubong

("Sugat" in Cebuano)

One of the Easter practices unique to the Philippines and other countries influenced by Spanish conquistadores is the celebration of the salubong. The word salubong refers to the act of meeting someone who is arriving. As the word connotes, the celebration is a reenactment of the first meeting of Christ and his mother, Mary.

in the article also recipe for: Lumpiang Ubod, the one dish that really deserves to be in every Filipino Easter fiesta

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Sugat 2015

1. Procession of Statues of the Risen Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
2. Sugat at Plaza c/o Mr. Val San Diego

Cebu City
Published on Apr 4, 2015

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Easter Sunday Jubilation - Salubong

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Easter Sunday - Salubong

Easter Morning in San Remigio, Cebu - Procession arrives the church

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PAGSALUBONG sa Tanay

Video of the traditional "Pagsalubong", the meeting of the Risen Christ and his Mother at the Parish of San Ildefonso de Toledo in Tanay, Rizal. The men proceeded from the Church with the image of the Risen Lord, while the women processioned from the corner of Catambay and Austria Sts. in Barangay Magampon. The two processions met at the corner of Cecilio Santos and Santos Jesuitas Sts. in Barangay Wawa. After a ceremony, the combined procession proceeded to the Church after an angel took a black veil from Mother Mary.

The image of the Risen Christ is carried to the Altar for the Easter Sunday first morning Mass.

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Look the description of Salubong in the above link

Modern-Day Flagellants

Every Easter in Victoria Town in the Tarlac province of the Philippines, Christian penitents take part in a self-flagellation ritual, where participants flog themselves with whips or chains to honor the suffering of Jesus

Video

Remark these are albums in the album "Semana Santa Passion of Christ - Pinoy Style - "Sinakulo"-"

Semana Santa Passion of Christ - Pinoy Style - "Sinakulo"-
Performed by Iriga Theater Arts / UNEP
AltaVista Studio
Shot & Edited by Anton Mapa
in his hometown, Baao Camarines, Philippines

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REAL CRUCIFIXION - BLOODY EASTER TRADITION IN PHILIPPINES

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BIZARRE CRUCIFIXION, CEBU

Gilbert Bargayo gets crucified AGAIN in Cebu, Philippines. 6 inch nails in hands and feet secure him to a Philippine hardwood cross. He makes a 6 mile journey through the town in 95f heat to the crucifixion site, stopping at the 14 stations of the cross. The cross weight 280 pounds.
Once he fell asleep nailed to the cross because he was so exhausted!

Salubong: an easter dawn celebration

("Sugat" in Cebuano)

Look the article as pdf HERE

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Easter Vigil: Papuri Sa Diyos - Tagalog for Glory to God in the Highest

This is the Roman Catholic 'Gloria' sung in Tagalog whose tune was composed by Philippine composer E. P. Hontiveros. The Choir singing is from Cavite City and this was the Gloria on Easter Vigil which proceded the seventh reading (Ezekiel) and preceded the Epistle (Romans). This was performed on the recently restored (2006) Pels & Sons four-manual pipe organ of 104 ranks at the Manila Cathedral, Basilica Minor of the Immaculate Conception, Intramuros, Manila. This is the largest pipe organ in all of Southeast Asia.

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Hannah Stutz Singing "The Angel Song" on Easter Sunday

I sang this song on Easter Sunday 2011. Enjoy! and God Bless!

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Last Supper woodcarving

housed at Paulino family chapel in Ponso, Polangui, Albay.

This marvelous sculptural work is an obra maestra of master carver Justino 'Paloy' Cagayat Jr. of Paete, Laguna.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Woodcarvers, Sculptors etc. and their works" in the main-album "Painters, Woodcarvers, Sculptors - etc. and their works"

Look also about Justino 'Paloy' A. Cagayat Jr. HERE

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Easter 2011 at the Annunciation Orthodox Church in Paranaque, Manila

Video taken during the 2011 Easter Paschal Vigil at the Annunciation of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral in Sucat, Paranaque, Manila, Philippines. The concelebrating Orthodox priests are the Reverend Father Nikitas Mellios, Episcopal Vicar of the Philippine Exarchate and Father James Doronela, parish priest of the Annunciation Orthodox Church.

Remark this is an album in the album "The Annunciation Orthodox Church in Manila"  in the sub-album "Religious beliefs outside the Roman Catholic Church" in the main-album "Filipino culture, languages, daily life, organizations & MUCH more "CULTURE""

Look more about the Annunciation Orthodox Church in Paranaque, Manila HERE

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Crafts - Making of Philippine Relicarios. Miniature Paintings by Gregory Halili

Remark this is an album in the main-album "Lenten - Cuaresma, Palm Sunday, Easter, Ascension Day, Whitsun & Undas"

The images are inspired by the saints of Semana Santa or Holy Week.

Miniature watercolors paintings on vintage, pre-ban ivory and mother-of-pearl, encased in genuine Philippine antique reliquary and brooches. The artworks are created between 2005 and 2011.

Mythology about "The Holy Week"

Pandora: The Wawa Dam lady

 and the Wawa Dam has claimed the lives of over 40 people starting 2007 according to a local. An engkanto named, Pandora was the reason behind the deaths.

Every holy week, almost 15 to 16 people died in the dam

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Why does Pandora lure young men into the depths of the Wawa River?

The elders near Wawa River warn young men of Pandora, a nymph said to be luring young men into the river and drowning them. Is there a reason behind Pandora's affairs? (Date aired: October 24, 2014) Published on Oct 29, 2014

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Ascension of Jesus - Ascension Day

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The Ascension of Jesus is the Christian teaching found in the New Testament when the resurrected Jesus was taken up to heaven in his resurrected body, in the presence of eleven of his Apostles, occurring 40 days after the resurrection.

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His Excellency, Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo of the Archdiocese of Jaro, Iloilo returns for this weeks Gospel, Mark 16: 15-20 and reflects on the solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Ascension Day Prayers

Prayers and Collects for the Feast of the Ascension

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Whitsun - Pentecost

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Pentecost is one of the prominent feasts in the Christian liturgical year. The feast is also called Whitsun, Whitsunday, Whit Sunday, and Whitsuntide

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Vigil of the Pentecost and Whitsunday
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Whitsun - Pentecost Sunday

Traditional Latin Mass - Pentecost Sunday - Parish of Our Lord of the Divine Mercy, Sikatuna, Quezon City

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2015.05.24 Mass of Pentecost

Pope Francis presides at Holy Mass on the Solemnity of Pentecost

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All About Pentecost (Whitsunday)

Pentecost History, Information, Prayers, Resources, Traditions, & More

Pentecost (Whitsunday)
Pentecost
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Whitsuntide parade

A little "Whitsuntide Parade" on a small street in Manila

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St. John's - San Juan's Eve and Feast day

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St. John's Eve Celebrating of St. John's - San Juan's Eve

The evening of June 23, St John's Eve, is the eve of celebration before the Feast Day of St John the Baptist.

Celebrating of "Araw ng San Juan or San Juan Day"

Pista ng Bayan ng San Juan

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Undas - All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day

Because of the similarities between Halloween and Undas these have come to be linked, and even viewed by some as one celebration, so look also about "Halloween" (opens in a new window)

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Undas etiquette: Do's and don'ts in the cemetery

Aside from you and your family, there are others who will also pay respect to their departed loved ones. Know how to act properly in the cemetery with these reminders from Unang Hirit. Published on Oct 27, 2014

A special non-working holiday A special non-working holiday

that gives “full opportunity to our people to properly observe [All Saints’ Day] with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions of the country.”

Philippine Proclamation No. 265

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All About All Souls Day

All Souls Day History, Information, Prayers, Resources, Traditions, & More

Undas - All Saints' Day

also known as Todos los Santos, Araw ng mga Patay

Meaning of Undas for Filipinos
Catholic Online Reflection on All Saints Day and All Souls Day

Here is a translation of the address Pope Benedict XVI gave the solemnity of All Saints, when praying the Angelus from the window of his study. He spoke to the thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square.

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Pedro Calungsod Sainthood Adds Meaning To All Saints’ Day

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Undas Online

Viewpoint: All Saints Day - All Souls Day

This site is being maintained by the Media Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

This project has materialized with the following in mind:

  • a) Filipinos who are homebound and have no way of visiting the cemeteries
  • b) Filipinos who are far from their love-ones, such as those in other countries
  • c) Filipinos who are seafarers.

On this page there are also many good links to prayers - videos and other informations

All Soul's Day Special
  • Catholics make way for the All Soul's Day
  • In a Muslim's way
  • Notions and Beliefs of other Sects
  • Chinese Customs on the All Soul's Day

By: Karen A. de la Trinidad
Technical Writer, camarinessur.gov.ph

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All Saints' Day in PHIL a generally festive affair (Feature)

By Honor Blanco Cabie, October 3, 2012

Video

Undas Celebration

Undas Celebration - Bacao I Gen. Trias, Cavite Philippines (3 videos)

All Saints Day, Sta. Monica Parish, Minalin, Pampanga

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Filipinoes Flock to Cemeteries on All Saints Day

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Sagada Panag-apoy ritual

Every first day of November, Sagadians gather at the cemetery to remember their departed loved ones. But instead of lighting traditional candles, they use woods of old pine trees locally called “saeng“, a flammable wood from old pine trees, to create bonfires on the graves previously blessed by a priest, on the tombs of their deceased loved ones. They call it “panag-apoy”, a tradition long been practiced in Sagada, Mountain Province.

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Sagada Panag-apoy ritual

from preparation week to the evening NOV 1.

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Undas (All Saints and All Souls Day)

Christmas (Pasko) Approaches in the Philippines;

But First, Undas!

The Day of the Dead Celebrated November 1 in Typical Pinoy Style

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November 1 Tradition in The Philippines
Day of the Dead: A Filipino Catholic Tradition

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Undas - All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day

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All Soul's Day Special
  • Catholics make way for the All Soul's Day
  • In a Muslim's way
  • Notions and Beliefs of other Sects
  • Chinese Customs on the All Soul's Day

By: Karen A. de la Trinidad
Technical Writer, camarinessur.gov.ph

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All Souls Day Traditions of the Chinese-Filipinos.

An interview with a Chinese-Filipino family on November 1, 2010 about their old traditions during All Souls Day. Shot at Manila Chinese Cemetery, Philippines

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November 1, 2010 at Chinese Cemetery, Davao

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Basilica  del Santo Niño and the festivals: Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu & Kaplag

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Kaplag

Videos - photos - wallpaper

Devotions of St. Niño (outside Philippines)

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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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

made by San Agustin Center of Studies Mass Media Center.

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Hymn of the province II

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Welcome to Basilica del Sto. Niño

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A new look for the cathedral read HERE

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

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.

Prayer to Señor Santo Niño de Cebu

(English language)

Welcome to SantoNiñoGODevotion.org, the online source of Santo Niño devotees around the world .

on-line Prayer

SantoNiñoGODevotion.org

NINE DAYS NOVENA TO SANTO NIÑO DE CEBU

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Santo Niño Hymn

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Sto. Nino de Cebu, Evangelizer of the Philippines

Santo Niño de Cebú - History

The Santo Niño de Cebú ("Holy Child of Cebu") is a Roman Catholic figure of the Child Jesus

Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu City - Festival organisation

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“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.

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Look the below video HUBO Mass 2015

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.

Roman Missal (Catholic)

contains the complete supplement of the Roman Missal for use in the Philippines (i.e. Feast of the Sto. Nino, Simbang Gabi masses, etc.).

The app can be used offline, unlike the other Missal apps that require an online connection to download the prayers or readings for the day.The most complete Roman Missal serving as a Catholic Mass Guide with Mass Prayers and Catholic Mass Readings. This Missal is dedicated to Pope Francis. This app now contains a few prayers before Mass and after Mass in English and Latin.
The Roman Missal app was made so it could be used without too much clicks when celebrating or attending mass. The app contains all the prayers and readings used in Mass for the Liturgical year. The English texts for the Order of Mass and Prefaces are from the 3rd Edition. The Order of Mass and Prefaces can be displayed in English, Latin or Both.

Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu - Festival, look also HERE and HERE

Video: Sinulog Festival 2009 - Cebu, Philippines, look HERE

 

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Videos - photos - wallpaper

Basilica  del Santo Niño and the festivals: Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu & Kaplag

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Basilica del Santo Niño - Roman Catholic Church from 1565

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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

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Perpetual Novena to Santo Niño of Cebu, Philippines
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Santo Niño de Cebu gozos
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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

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A tribute to Senior Santo Niño.

Batobalani Sa Gugma (Gozos) video with lyrics. Created by Ronie (Catechetical Arts Ministry). Viva Señor Sto. Niño

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Santo Niño - Sharon Cuneta
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Sto Niño Gugma Ko
A tribute song to Senior Sto. Niño, the HOLY CHILD!
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Tributes & Hymns to Senyor Santo Niño

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Santo Niño de Cebu

The Theology of Sto. Niño de Cebu & Devotional Practices to the Sto Niño - Remark 2 videos in the album. These videos is an excerpt of the report made by theology students at Recoletos School of Theology in one of their course requirement.

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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!

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Images - figures of  Santo Niño de Cebu

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Wallpaper for computer with Santo Niño de Cebu

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Cebu - Sinulog 2011 Opening Salvo "Walk With Jesus" Dawn Procession
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Sinulog 2015 9 Days novena masses

Streamed live from the Basilica del Sto. Niño church in Cebu City. Started: Jan 8, 2015

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Sinulog 2015: Grand Parade Finale

CEBU. Cebuanos celebrated Sunday, January 17, 2015, the province's grandest festival, Sinulog. Here's the video footage of the Sinulog Grand Parade Finale held at the Cebu City Sports Center.

Published on Jan 18, 2015

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Sinulog HUBO Mass 2015

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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!
"Kaplag"

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

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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 (that is, the acceptance of Roman Catholicism) of Cebu is performed.

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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 HERE

LOOK also: Devotees welcome “Duaw Santo Niño” in Naval, Calubian towns HERE

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450 Kaplag - 2015

Traslacion of the image of Señor Sto. Nino

Opening Salvo, April 19, 2015

Grand Novena Mass, April 28, 2015

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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. Published on Apr 27, 2015 - Remark 4 videos in this sub-album

Look also  "Ikaw Makaplagan" below HERE

Look about "KAPLAG 2015 Commemorative Book" HERE

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).

Look also the article "4T turn up for ‘Kaplag’ dawn walk" and "Vatican prelate, top religious to lead Kaplag novena Masses in Cebu"

Filipino Saints, Patrons, Patronesses, Blesseds & Servants of God

Life - History - Hymns - Gozos

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"Patrons & Patronesses"

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List of Filipino Saints, Blesseds, and Servants of God
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz:
The First Filipino Saint

(Feast – September 28)

Video

The Life of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila

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Blessed Pedro Calungsod

Young Martyr of the Visayas

(c. 1654[1] – 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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Look also "Pedro Calungsod Sainthood Adds Meaning To All Saints’ Day" HERE

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BLESSED PEDRO CALUNGSOD CANONIZED ON OCT. 21, 2012. Look the below video

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)

Look also "The Life and Glorification of Pedro Calungsod" as pdf HERE
by Msgr. Ildebrando Jesus Aliño Leyson

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Blessed Pedro Calungsod &

Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod

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Second Filipino Saint

The Canonization Of Blessed Pedro Calungsod Sunday, 21 October 2012

Gozos & song - Life of Pedro Calungsod

Feast of Blessed Pedro Calungsod celebrated every 2nd day of April

Catch a glimpse of San Pedro Calungsod Chapel in SM Aura. Published on May 23, 2014

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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.

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The Holy Catholic Saint - Family - different appearing of Mama Mary

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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.

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Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno Song - Feast of the Black Nazarene - Prayer

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.

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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.

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Augustine of Hippo

Patron for many in the Philippines

e.g. Naga Cebu and Cagayan de Oro

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

Look also "The Lady of Guadalupe Was the Original Marian Patroness of the Philippines" HERE

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Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebu

Canonical Coronation of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebu

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A glimpse of history of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebu

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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.

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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 Manaoag

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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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Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Piat, Cagayan

love and devotion & history

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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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Nuestra Señora Virgen de la Regla - The Black Virgin of Opon

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Our Lady of Namacpacan

SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA PARISH

LUNA, LA UNION

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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.

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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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Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia - Our Lady of Peñafrancia

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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

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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.  During the Philippine revolution, patriots rebels took the image to their church, the Philippine Independent Church.  A replica, made by Maximo Vicente, sculptor, in 1976, became a traveling Madonna.  Beginning in 1981 the Ina Poonbato has been to nearly all dioceses in the Philippines.  In Rome, it was blessed by John Paul II. Two things may be remembered especially.  When Djadig discovered the "lady carved in shining wood," he heard a voice telling him, "Djadig, Djadig, take me home with you."  The call of Mary goes to the heart of all of us: "Take me home with you."  The Recoleto missionaries first thought they had to deal with anito worship.  But when they saw the image, they knew better.  They were convinced, "She must have paved the way for our coming."

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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.

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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 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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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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St. Rose of Lima

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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.

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St. Clare is here, don’t bring eggs

By 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hymn to Our Lady of Fatima
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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

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La Naval de Manila - the Santo Domingo Church

 Cynosure of a People´s Devotion

and The history of La Naval de Manila

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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 HERE

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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.

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A documentary of her life and death

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Gozos ni 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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Memorial of St. Lucy

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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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Pudentiana

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, published 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.

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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

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Patron Saints by Month Patron Saints by Month

in the whole catholic church

Roman Catholic Religious Orders

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Roman Catholic Religious Orders This list contains both male and female Orders, Congregations and Houses
Roman Catholic Religious Orders Roman Catholic Religious Orders
What are the Differences Between Religious Orders?

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Philippines' Catholic Directory Monasteries in the Philippines
PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF THE ORDER OF MALTA

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.

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Fra' Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the SOM

Official visits the Philippines MARCH 2015

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Order of Saint Augustine, Philippines
Augustinian Order

The Augustinians in the Philippines

Church and Convent of Santo Niño

THE AUGUSTINIANS
Province of Sto Niño de Cebu-Philippines
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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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.

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San Agustin Center of Studies (SACS) or San Agustin Major Seminary
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San Agustin Center of Studies - SACS

History of San Agustin Center of Studies (SACS) San Agustin Center of Studies (SACS), 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. In 2010, SACS marked its 25th year anniversary of untiring formation of future Filipino Augustinian religious and priests in the service of the apostolate of the Order of St. Augustine and the Mother Church in the Philippines and abroad.  - Remark 2 videos in the album

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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. If you are interested of becoming an Augustinian brother or priest, please don't hesitate to contact your nearest vacation office. The Filipino Augustinians are present all throughout the Philippine Islands, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. - Remark 2 video in the album

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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 & Nuns HERE and HERE -  Friars 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

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Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance (O.Carm.) in Burgos, Pangasinan

The Call to Love and Freedom: A Call to be a Carmelite Nun

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Stella Maris Federation of the Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance

of the Philippines

Carmelite Nuns of Mater Carmeli Monastery

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Carmelite Nuns of Mater Carmeli Monastery

Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance in Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac, Philippines

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OUR LADY OF THE PHILIPPINES
of the Cistercian Order

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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, Philippines

Phone: 63 53 321 6859 - Fax: 63 53 325 6212
Email: mcncabactulan@gmail.com

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The Pink Sisters

also known as the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters

are 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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Pink Sisters of the Adoration of d' Divine Mercy in Tagaytay

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Conventual Franciscans - Philippines

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Franciscan Capuchins in the Philippines

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Franciscan Capuchins in the Philippines

Capuchin 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.

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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

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The Society of Jesus

Philippine Jesuits

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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.

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The Camillians or (Clerks Regular) Ministers to the Sick

are a Roman Catholic religious order of the type of Regular Clerks, founded by Saint Camillus de Lellis.

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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.

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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.

The Poor Clares

officially the Order of Saint Clare, (Latin: Ordo sanctae Clarae) - originally referred to as the Order of Poor Ladies, and later the Clarisses, the Minoresses, the Franciscan Clarist Order, and the Second Order of St. Francis -- are members of a contemplative Order of nuns in the Catholic Church.

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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.

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POOR CLARES OF BETIS PAMPANGA

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St. Clare is here, don’t bring eggs

By 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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Sister Disciples of the Divine Master
Canossian Daughters of Charity

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Daughters of Charity

of

St. Vincent de Paul

Philippine Province

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The DAUGHTERS OF ST. PAUL

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Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco

FMA Philippines - Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Pilipinas)

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Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco

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.

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Saint Francis of Paola and the Minim Nuns in Philippines

Minim Nuns in the Philippines. Our Founder: Saint Francis of Paola. Published on Jun 29, 2014

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.”

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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. Published on Apr 12, 2014

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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

Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer

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Camillian Sisters - Philippines
The Benedictine Order
The Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

also known as Religious of the Good Shepherd or Good Shepherd Sisters

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Monasteries, Abbeys & Convents

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Differents between convents, monasteries and abbeys
Simala Sibonga Monastery

The Marian Monks of the Eucharistic Adoration

Marian Hills, Lindogon, Simala Sibonga, Cebu

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Simala Sibonga Monastery - The Marian Monks of the Eucharistic Adoration

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...

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Carmelite Monastery, Lipa City

Our Lady, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace

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OUR LADY OF THE PHILIPPINES
of the Cistercian Order

THE ABBEY OF THE PHILIPPINES is a monastery of the Cistercian Order that is located on the island of Guimaras

St. Benedict's Monastery - Digos City
St. Benedict's Monastery

Benedictines of the Sylvestrine Congregation.

St. Benedict's Monastery Corte Carmen 6005 Cebu City - Cell phone:+639269076183
E-mail: thekkumthottam@yahoo.com

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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.
Addresses of the Carmelite Monasteries & Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Philippines
Congregatio Servarum Spiritus Sancti de Adoratione Perpetua (SSpSAP)

Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration

St. Joseph's Adoration Convent
Manila, Philippines

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Congregatio Servarum Spiritus Sancti de Adoratione Perpetua (SSpSAP)

Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration

Adoration Convent of Divine Peace
Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines

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Congregatio Servarum Spiritus Sancti de Adoratione Perpetua (SSpSAP)

Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration

Convent of the Blessed Sacrament
Baguio City, Philippines

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Franciscan Missionaries of Mary

Convents Philippines

Monastery of Transfiguration - Bukidnon
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Monastery of Transfiguration - Bukidnon

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Santuario Del Sto. Cristo Parish
183 F. Blumentritt Street,
San Juan City, Philippines 1500
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Sanctuario de Sto. Cristo (San Juan)

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.

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Read the full story of Sanctuario de Sto. Cristo (San Juan) HERE

The "City of God": Historical Churches, Convents and Monasteries

In the Philippines, the baroque churches of the Spanish colonial period constitute the most emblematic element of the country's architectural heritage.

Look the article HERE

Congregations

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"Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents & Congregations - Etc."

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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.

Look also HERE and HERE

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).

Look also HERE and the Video

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Vincentian Vocation

Congregation of the Mission Philippine province

Scalabrinians

Philippines

Look also HERE, HERE and HERE

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Scalabrinian Vocation

Remark 2 videos in the album

Congregation of Augustinian Recollect Sisters

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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

The Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)

the homepage of RVM in the Philippines

Look also - What is the difference between the universal church and local church? - HERE

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The Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary

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
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.

Look also HERE

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Sisters of the Holy Cross

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.

Look more on the above links

Philippine province of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary -  CICM

The Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae (Latin)

Look also HERE and HERE

Video

The CICM Legacy in the Philippines

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The Pauline Family

is 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.

Look more HERE, HERE & HERE

Look also above about "The DAUGHTERS OF ST. PAUL" HERE

Look the article "Pauline Family in the Philippines Celebrates Founder's Feast Day" HERE

SOCIETY OF ST. PAUL

is an international Catholic religious congregation composed of priests and brothers. Its Philippine subsidiary, ST PAULS Philippines, is established as the apostolic ministry of the congregation's Philippine-Macau Province. It is owned and operated by the Society of St. Paul, Inc.

Look also HERE and HERE

Knights of Columbus

Philippines

Look also the above link about Fr. George Willmann HERE

Marians of the Immaculate Conception

Philippines

Churches - Shrines - Mass schedules - etc.

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Basilica del Santo Niño

Filipino Saints, Patrons, Patronesses, Blesseds & Servants of God

Monasteries, Abbeys & Convents

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List of cathedrals in the Philippines

This is the list of cathedrals in the Philippines sorted by denomination.

Historical Catholic Churches

Many videos etc. about "The Historical Catholic Churches - Shrines - Organs etc." in the Philippines

Magellan´s Cross in Cebu City, read also HERE where there´s more link

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Santo Niño de Cebu & Magellan's Cross

is 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

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Catholic Churches in the Philippines

with Mass Schedules

Look also HERE and HERE

Video

Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod

Remark this is a sub-sub-album in the sub-album "Blessed Pedro Calungsod" in the main-album "Holy Catholic Saints - Blesseds and Servants of God"

Catch a glimpse of San Pedro Calungsod Chapel in SM Aura. Published on May 23, 2014

Look more above about "The Blessed Pedro Calungsod" HERE

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

is the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu in Cebu. Cebu was established as a diocese on August 14, 1595.

Look the 9 days Simbang Gabi masses 2013 & 2014 from the church HERE

Remark these are albums in the albums "Simbang Gabi 2013 & Simbang Gabi 2014" in the sub-album "Christmas in the Philippines" in the main-album "Advent, Christmas & Holy Three Kings in the Philippines"

Catholic Churches in Cebu

with Mass Schedules

Look also HERE

Video

Santa Ana Chapel

St. John Sahagun Parish

Toledo City, Cebu

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Historical Churches & Cemeteries" in the main-album "Filipinos & the Philippines, Provinces, Cities, Etc. during old times and then"

The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica

also known as the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and informally as Manila Cathedral

is a prominent Latin Rite Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines.

Look also HERE, HERE and HERE

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The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica

also known as the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and informally as Manila Cathedral

is a prominent Latin Rite Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Historical Churches & Cemeteries" in the main-album "Filipinos & the Philippines, Provinces, Cities, Etc. during old times and then"

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National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Filipino: Pambansáng Dambana ng Ina ng Laging Saklolo

 also known as Redemptorist Church and colloquially the Baclaran Church, is a prominent Latin Rite Roman Catholic parish church in Metro Manila

Look more about The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer known as the Redemptorist Congregation above HERE

Quiapo Church

located at Plaza Miranda along Quezon Boulevard, Manila, is home to the 17th century life-sized image of the Black Nazarene

Look also the video "Feast of St. John the Baptist - Quiapo Church, Manila Published on Jul 14, 2014" HERE

Remark this is an album in the main-album "Festivals" - The black screen is just the start!

The Church of the Gesù

is the Roman Catholic church of the Ateneo de Manila University campus in Quezon City in the
Philippines. The landmark was designed by Jose Pedro Recio and Carmelo Casas. The edifice’s massive triangular structure symbolizes the Holy Trinity, as well as the three-fold mission and vision of the school.

Look also HERE

Look the 9 days Simbang Gabi masses 2014 from the church HERE

Remark this is an album in the album "Simbang Gabi 2014" in the sub-album "Christmas in the Philippines" in the main-album "Advent, Christmas & Holy Three Kings in the Philippines"

Santuario Del Sto. Cristo Parish
183 F. Blumentritt Street,
San Juan City, Philippines 1500
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Sanctuario de Sto. Cristo (San Juan)

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.

Remark this is an album in the album "Special Catholic Shrines & churches" in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

Read the full story of Sanctuario de Sto. Cristo (San Juan) HERE

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Las Piñas Nature Church

The famous Las Piñas Nature Church of the Parish of Mary Immaculate. The church was constructed in 1986 and was conceptualized by former parish priest, Fr. Pierino Rogliardi and executed by noted architect Francisco “Bobby” Manosa and landscapist Linggoy Alvarez., the church is famous for its organic elements - from its anahaw roofing to its benches made from star apple trunks. The church complex is built on a 4000 square meter mango orchard.

Remark this is an album in the album "Special Catholic Shrines & churches" in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

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The Divine Mercy

is a Christian devotion to the endless merciful love of God towards all people.

The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Marilao, Bulacan is the major church dedicated to Divine Mercy in the Philippines. The Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador City, Philippines, has a 50-foot (15-meters) statue of Merciful Jesus (look the below link & video)

Look also HERE and HERE

Welcome to the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy

Home of the 50-foot Divine Mercy Statue

LOCATED in the tranquil Hills of PSB Ulaliman, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, Divine Mercy Hills is fast becoming a popular pilgrim site in Mindanao. Discovered in 2003, Divine Mercy Hills used to be planted to coconut trees and sineguelas. Today, it is the home of the 50-foot Divine Mercy Statue, so far the tallest Divine Mercy statue in the world.

Look also the below video

Look also HERE

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The Divine Mercy Shrine of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, Mindanao

Remark this is an album in the album "Special Catholic Shrines & churches" in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

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Mary the Queen Parish
San Juan City

Aware of its role in the salvific mission of the Holy Church and of its special apostolic mission concerning the Chinese-Filipino, the Mary the Queen Parish Community shall promote and foster the total Christian formation of its parishioners.

Our lady of Piat basilica

For more than 400 years the pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Piat has been a significant event in the lives of devotees of the people in the Cagayan

Look more above about "Our lady of Piat" HERE

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Traditional Roman Catholic Church Philippines

Sitio Romlon, Quiot Pardo Cebu City, 6000 Cebu City

A Traditional Roman Catholic who propagate celebrating the Tridentine (Latin) Mass throughout the world especially in the Philippines Mission.

Baguio Churches & Parishes
Complete list of Churches, Chapels, Shrines & Missions in Baguio City & Benguet, Philippines with addresses etc.
The "City of God": Historical Churches, Convents and Monasteries

In the Philippines, the baroque churches of the Spanish colonial period constitute the most emblematic element of the country's architectural heritage.

Look the article HERE

Barasoain Ecclesiastical Museum

Barasoain Church

Malolos, Bulacan, Central Luzon - Open Hours: 8:00am - 12:00nn, 1:00pm - 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)

Look also HERE

Philippine Heritage Watch Philippine Heritage Watch

Heritage mistakes and disasters so that the public may know

Church realities: 1900 - 1965 Church realities: 1900 - 1965
Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag

Look also HERE and HERE

Paoay Church

(also known as the St. Augustine Church in Paoay) is a historical church located in Paoay, Ilocos Norte.

Look also photo gallery HERE

The Fortress and Church of Miagao

Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church

Look the article HERE

Moalboal In My Mind

Stone churches were meant to withstand time but this one in the town of Moalboal did not. Well it did not because it was not made of stones in the first place.
Century Old Churches of Southern Cebu
  • St. Gregory The Great Church, Ginatilan
    St. Michael Archangel Church, Samboan
    St. Francis Xavier Church, Alegria
  • St. Michael the Archangel, Argao
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church, Dumanjug
  • San Guillermo el Ermitaño, Dalaguete
  • San Nicolas de Tolentino, Malabuyoc
  • Patrocinio de Maria Church, Boljoon
  • Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Oslob
7 interesting churches in Cebu, a visita iglesia
  • Dumanjug Church
  • Bantayan Church
  • Carcar Church
  • Minor Basilica of Sto. Niño de Cebu
  • Boljoon Church
  • Argao Church
  • Naga Church

There´s so many good links more on the site to Heritage, look well around!

The Great Churches of Bohol

Sibonga Church in My Mind

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Sta. Monica Parish

Panay Capiz

MONICA PARISH CHURCH

Mass schedule

Video

A tour of the Famous Sta Monica Church in Panay City

The bell's inscription, of course, is in Spanish, and says: "I´m the voice of God Which I will carry and exalt from one extreme to the end of this town of Panay an so those faithful in Jesus Christ will come to this house of God to receive the heavenly grace"

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Historical Churches & Cemeteries" in the main-album "Filipinos & the Philippines, Provinces, Cities, Etc. during old times and then"

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Architecturally Unique Churches in the Philippines

Both modern and Historical

San Agustin Church: The Oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines
Historic church of Balangiga in Eastern Samar

Read also HERE

Barasoain Church

also known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish built in 1630 in Malolos City, Bulacan. Having earned the title as the Cradle of Democracy in the East, the most important religious building in the Philippines, and the site of the First Philippine Republic, the Church is proverbial for its historical importance among Filipinos.

Video

Barasoain Church

Barasoain Church (also known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish) is a Roman Catholic church built in 1630 in Malolos City, Bulacan. Having earned the title as the Cradle of Democracy in the East, the most important religious building in the Philippines, and the site of the First Philippine Republic, the Church is proverbial for its historical importance among Filipinos.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Historical Churches & Cemeteries" in the main-album "Filipinos & the Philippines, Provinces, Cities, Etc. during old times and then"

National Shrine Sacred Heart

Makati

Look also HERE and HERE

National Shrine of the Sacred Heart - Makati - Mobile applications (App)
STAY CONNECTED.
HeartShrine is the Philippines’ first-ever parish mobile application, pioneered and created by the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart - Makati.
The mobile app is designed to give public access to parish and Catholic Church-related information, services, events and religious readings through smartphones and digital devices. This will enable convenience to relevant broadcast and promote interactivity among parishioners and other Sacred Heart devotees around the world.
More than the app’s functionality, it is also an efficient tool to strengthen the devotion to the Sacred Heart, and encourage more people to the devotion.
Baguio Catholic Cathedral
dedicated to Our Lady of Atonement. During World War II it became an evacuation center and withstood the Japanese carpet bombing of the city in 1945, thereby saving thousands of lives.
Some mortuary chapels in Luzon and the Visayas
List of Catholic Churches with addresses, phone, fax and e-mail informations

Startpage is for Manila, just select your wanted location from where you look for informations.

Famous Historic Shrines And Monuments in The Philippines
Las Piñas Bamboo Organ

The National Museum of the Philippines declared the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ as The National Cultural Treasure being the finest and the only one in the 19th century that is still working in the Philippines

Music - Songs - Hymns - Organs - Choirs etc. for many occasions

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Anthem - Hymns - Gozos

Songs - Hymns (general)

Wedding & Birthday Songs - Hymns etc.

Organs & Organ music

Choirs - Colleges - Etc.

Tributes to Santo Niño (open above)

Filipino songs and lyrics for Holidays Traditions - Culture & Rituals etc. in the family and the church (a above section)

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Anthem - Hymns - Gozos

Look We Are All God's Children & Leyte's local theme song for Papal visit 2015 in the above section "Papal Visit Philippines 2015"

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The Pontifical Anthem or Papal Anthem

is the official anthem of the Pope, the Holy See and the Vatican City State. It is played at solemn occasions of the State and ceremonies in which the Pope or one of his representatives, such as a nuncio, is present. When the Vatican's flag is ceremonially raised, only the first eight bars are played.

Read much more The Pontifical Anthem HERE

Video

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

made by San Agustin Center of Studies Mass Media Center

&

Hymn of the province II

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Organs, Music & Choirs - For different occasions etc." in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

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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 sub-album "Organs, Music & Choirs - For different occasions etc." in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

Look more about "450 Kaplag" above HERE

Video

Hymn For Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage

Awit / Dasal para sa Ina ng Kapayapaan at mabuting paglalakbay

Look the full description of the video and text in English HERE

&

Antipolo Cathedral

Remark this is an album in the album "Patrons & Patronesses - Etc." in the main-album "Filipino Saints, Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents, Congregations, Patrons & Patronesses - Etc."

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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.

Remark this is an album in the album "Patrons & Patronesses - Etc." in the main-album "Filipino Saints, Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents, Congregations, Patrons & Patronesses - Etc."

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Hymn to Our Lady of Fatima

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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

Remark this is an album in the album "Patrons & Patronesses - Etc." in the main-album "Filipino Saints, Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents, Congregations, Patrons & Patronesses - Etc."

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La Naval de Manila - the Santo Domingo Church

 Cynosure of a People´s Devotion

and The history of La Naval de Manila

Remark this is an album in the album "Patrons & Patronesses - Etc." in the main-album "Filipino Saints, Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents, Congregations, Patrons & Patronesses - Etc."

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Look more about the history etc. HERE and HERE or both as a pdf  HERE

Video

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 HERE

Remark this is an album in the album "Patrons & Patronesses - Etc." in the main-album "Filipino Saints, Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents, Congregations, Patrons & Patronesses - Etc."

Look more about Virgen Delos Remedios also known as Nuestra Señora De Los Remedios HERE

Video

Gozos ni Sr. San Juan Sahagun

by the St. Cecilia Choir Toledo City Cebu

Look the full description of the video of Gozos ni Sr. San Juan Sahagun and the life of Sr. San Juan Sahagun HERE

Remark this is an album in the album "Patrons & Patronesses - Etc." in the main-album "Filipino Saints, Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents, Congregations, Patrons & Patronesses - Etc."

Songs - Hymns

general

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List of Roman Catholic Church musicians

Santo Niño Hymn

Look the Hymn HERE

Philippine Liturgical Music
Manuel P. Maramba, OSB

Look the article HERE

Video

"Tell The World of His Love"

and the story behind the song

When Pope John Paul II came to the Philippines for the World Youth Day in 1995, he was welcomed by the Catholic faithful with a song called "Tell The World of His Love."

Published on Jan 5, 2015

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Organs, Music & Choirs - For different occasions etc." in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

Look also this article "'Tell The World of His Love': Remember this song?" by/Marga Deona Published Jan 07, 2015

Video

New English Entrance Song for Mass in the Philippines

Sing To The Lord

This new choral composition English Entrance Processional Song for the Mass in the Philippines entitled, "Sing To The Lord" (based on Psalm 96) is an original music work of Filipino songwriter Lloyd Luna.

This is not to be sung fast but rather gracefully and moving while the priest and the entourage are on processional march. If you'd like to get the choral arrangement, please send Lloyd Luna a message and he will be happy to give it to you. Published on May 2, 2014

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Organs, Music & Choirs - For different occasions etc." in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

Filipino Mass songs Filipino Mass songs
with chord symbols
Catholic Songbook

Liturgical Songs - Praise & Worship Songs - Complete with Lyrics and Chords

The Catholic Hymn book in its electronic form. - Mobile applications (App)

This application contains 458 hymns used in the Catholic church, spanning from Ascension to Pentecost, Christmas to Easter.

HYMNS - Mobile applications (App)

Christian hymns are often written with special or seasonal themes and these are used on holy days such as Christmas, Easter and the Feast of All Saints, or during particular seasons such as Advent and Lent. Others are used to instill reverence to the Holy Bible or to celebrate Christian practices such as the eucharist or baptism. Some hymns praise or address individual saints, particularly the Blessed Virgin Mary; such hymns are particularly prevalent in Catholicism.

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ANGELUS (Orasyon in Tagalog)

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The Angelus (Latin for "angel") is a devotion in memory of the Incarnation

The devotion was traditionally recited in Roman Catholic churches, convents, and monasteries three times daily: 6:00 am, noon, and 6:00 pm, many churches still follow the devotion, and some practice it at home. The Angelus is usually accompanied by the ringing of the Angelus bell, which is a call to prayer and to spread good-will to everyone on Earth

Remark this is a sub-album in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

Video

Anima Christi
(From the Collection of Prayers by St. Ignatius of Loyola)

Artists: The Philippine Madrigal Singers
Music by: Jandi Aboleda

Remark this is a sub-album in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

Look also HERE

Video

Asin Ug Kahayag (Visayan Liturgical Song)

A popular and meaningful Cebuano Bisaya Catholic liturgical song.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Organs, Music & Choirs - For different occasions etc." in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

Look the text HERE

Video

Warrior is a Child in Filipino Sign Language

Famous prayer song "Warrior is a Child" sung by Gary Valenciano in Filipino Sign Language by Ervin Reyes of MCCID

Remark this is 1 of 2 sub-sub-albums in the sub-album "Prayers in FSL" in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

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Music for the Catholic liturgy, music for the Christian heart

This website collects the Catholic Mass songs -- especially the weekly Responsorial Psalms -- plus all other reflection songs that I've written through the years. Feel free to use and copy all materials you find here. Glory to God!

Look also HERE

Songs, Choruses, and Hymns for Communion

collected by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Look the article - list of songs HERE

CanticaNOVA Publications - Traditional Music for the Contemporary Church
Top Catholic Songs

Download Songs. Discover Artists. Burn Your OWN CD.

Christian song lyrics
Catholic Funeral Hymns

Look more HERE

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Libera Me

(Funeral Hymn)

This beautiful, solemn hymn is a part of the Requiem Mass prayer service, the Office of the dead.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Organs, Music & Choirs - For different occasions etc." in the main-album "The Life in & with the Church, Liturgy, Prayers, Blessings, How to pray, Organs, Music & Choirs - Etc."

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Look the full text for both versions in Latin and English HERE

Hi-Fi Hymn Book

provides FREE downloads of pipe organ recordings of Christian hymns and service music.

We hope you'll want to be a part of our ecumenical movement to make this music available to missionaries, smaller churches, military personnel in the field or just anyone who loves hymns by becoming a Hi-Fi Hymn Book supporter.

the catholic choirbook

with link to download to choirbook and songs and look video

Catholic Choirbook with notes
Choirbook 1 with notes
Choirbook II with notes

Includes many works especially appropriate for Lenten

Choirbook III Cantate with notes

Catholic Choirbook IV Locus Iste with notes

The Catholic Choirbook V

Gratia Plena

The Catholic Choirbook Anthology 1
An Anthology of Hymns from The Catholic Hymnal

Eucharistic Hymns

Benediction Hymns

Hymns to Mary

Look another version of the same HERE

A Beginner's Guide To Singing Gregorian Chant Notation, Rhythm and Solfeggio

Look another version of the same HERE

If you can sing

“Joy to the World”

you can learn to read and sing Gregorian Chant.

Written for people who do or do not read music.

by/Noel Jones, AAGO

Look as pdf HERE

Parish Book of English Hymns - CMAA
A Gregorian Chant
Coloring Book
A Gregorian Chant
Coloring Book
For Children & Adults (teacher)

Look for students HERE

Sheet Music, Chant Books, Hymns

to download

A great collection of  sacred catholic music - hymns - songs

Many kinds of hymns to all liturgy

Apostles Filipino Catholic Community Music Room

Look also HERE

The Jesuit Music Ministry The Jesuit Music Ministry

New Sounds for the Present Generation

The Bukas Palad Music Ministry (Filipino for Generous, literally translated as Open Palm in English) is a Roman Catholic community of young people who compose, record, and perform original Filipino religious music.
Catholic Music Links links to Catholic music, Gregorian Chants, contemporary Catholic Music, Catholic Wedding Music and also links to Christian music lyrics
Catholic Music Catholic Music
Ayyeng: Indigenous Music in the Liturgy
Tagalog Songs Tagalog Songs - many different kinds of collection of Free Tagalog Mass songs, Tagalog songs lyrics, Tagalog Christmas songs and other top Tagalog songs. You can also download Tagalog songs
Monk’s Hobbit

“No mas amor que el tuyo”- a Filipino song for the Sacred Heart of Jesus

both in Tagalog, English and Spanish

Look the texts HERE

Look the chords HERE

look also HERE

Kantada sa Semana Santa

is a compilation of songs by Filipino musician Arnold Zamora in the Cebuano language for the Christian Holy Week celebration, from Palm Sunday to Easter Vigil.

Free Catholic Music Lyrics & Catholic Music Song Lyrics
Apostles Filipino Catholic Community Music Room

Facebook

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Hindi Kita Malilimutan - Song for the dead

Every year, Filipinos gather with their families to pay respect to their departed loved ones. As with the other stages of life, death is traditionally commemorated through customs and rituals that usually involve music. In recent times, popular love songs are being sung or played during funerals as people say goodbye to their departed. Perhaps the most popular is Hindi Kita Malilimutan popularized by Basil Valdez and composed by Manoling Francisco, SJ in 1979, with lyrics based on the Book of Isaiah from the Old Testament.

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Ayyeng: Indigenous Music in the Liturgy
Wedding & Birthday Songs - Hymns etc.

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Catholic wedding music and reading ideas.
A helpful guide to selecting appropriate scripture readings and music for a Catholic wedding ceremony.

Look the article HERE

Catholic Music Links links to Catholic music, Gregorian Chants, contemporary Catholic Music, Catholic Wedding Music and also links to Christian music lyrics

The Best Catholic Wedding Ceremony Songs

What are the best Catholic wedding ceremony songs?

Video

The Prayer by Pauline Empeynado, Philippines

Prayer during my debut. :)

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Organs & Organ Music

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Organs & organ music

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Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica organ

The recently restored (2006) Pels & Sons four-manual pipe organ of 104 ranks at the Manila Cathedral, Basilica Minor of the Immaculate Conception, Intramuros, Manila, Republic of the Philippines. This is the largest pipe organ in all of Southeast Asia.

Marcel Lanquetuit's 'Toccota en Re Majeur'

Look also the below Papuri Sa Diyos - Tagalog for Glory to God in the Highest

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Historical Organs in the Philippines

To mark the launching of the four (4) CD Collection of the Historical Organs of the Philippines, Zuellig Building and the Embassy of Switzerland sponsored a concert featuring Guy Bovet, the leading authority in Spanish organ building. This was also made possible in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, UBS, and Diego Cera Organ Builders.

Cebu’s Pipe Organs Cebu’s Pipe Organs
Las Piñas Bamboo Organ

The National Museum of the Philippines declared the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ as The National Cultural Treasure being the finest and the only one in the 19th century that is still working in the Philippines

Read much more about it HERE and HERE

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The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ

Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Festival

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Las Piñas Bamboo Organ replica

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Las Piñas Bamboo Organ in all Its Majesty!

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BAMBOO PIPE ORGAN TOUR BAMBOO PIPE ORGAN TOUR

By Tess Maquera

Hi-Fi Hymn Book

provides FREE downloads of pipe organ recordings of Christian hymns and service music.

We hope you'll want to be a part of our ecumenical movement to make this music available to missionaries, smaller churches, military personnel in the field or just anyone who loves hymns by becoming a Hi-Fi Hymn Book supporter.

Choirs - Colleges - Etc.

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MAKE A STAND - Archdiocese of Cebu

MAKE A STAND - The official theme song and dance animation of the CBCP Year of the Youth 2011

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College of Music

The Universidad de Sta. Isabel (USI)

a private Catholic Vincentian university owned and run by the Daughters of Charity in Naga City

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Cecilia Choir of Toledo City, Cebu St. John Sahagun Parish

on Facebook

St Cecilia Choir is an Religious Organization it´s composed of different member students and professionals.

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St. Cecilia Choir of Toledo City, Cebu St. John Sahagun Parish

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Gozos ni Sr. San Juan Sahagun

by the St. Cecilia Choir Toledo City Cebu

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Examples of Masses - etc. - different occasions

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Definition of Liturgy (leitourgia)

Roman Catholic Mass (liturgy)
Roman Catholic devotions

are "external practices of piety" which are not part of the official liturgy of the Catholic Church but are part of the popular spiritual practices of Catholics. Catholic devotions do not become part of liturgical worship, even if they are performed within a Catholic church, in a group, in the presence of a priest.

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Midnight Mass of Christmas in the Vatican Basilica - 2014.12.24
Pope Francis celebrates Midnight Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord.

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Look also HERE

and the articles "Pope Francis urges 'tenderness' on Christmas" and "Pope Francis: 'So many tears this Christmas' In his annual Christmas 'urbi et orbi' message, Pope Francis calls for an end to 'brutal' religious persecution, killings and hostage-takings, as well as violence against children"

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Simbang Gabi

History, Liturgy and Tradition

"Simbang Gabi" is a Filipino Christmas tradition, a series of nine dawn masses that starts as early as 4 a.m. from December 16 and until December 24.

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"Simbang Gabi" 2014

All 9 days masses 2014 from Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral & The Church of the Gesù, Ateneo de Manila University campus in Quezon City

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Simbang Gabi

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Video

Sinulog HUBO Mass 2015

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Sinulog 2015 9 Days novena masses

Streamed live from the Basilica del Sto. Niño church in Cebu City. Started: Jan 8, 2015

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Procession and Celebration of Ash Wednesday - 2015.02.18

Pope Francis presides at the rites for Ash Wednesday with the Statio and penitential procession, then Holy Mass, with the distribution of the Ashes, the beginning of Lent.

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Palm Sunday at Quiapo Church, Manila

Millions of faithful have trooped to different Catholic churches in the country today to commemorate Palm Sunday.

In Manila, parishioners filled Quiapo Church to hear the Holy Mass and have palm stalks and leaves they were carrying blessed by the priest and lay ministers.

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Palm Sunday

Traditional Blessing of Palms Procession
Traditional Latin Mass

Parish of Our Lord of the Divine Mercy, Sikatuna, Quezon City

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Easter Mass - 2015.04.05

The Holy Father presides over the Holy Mass of Easter Day. Streamed live on Apr 5, 2015

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2015.05.24 Mass of Pentecost

Pope Francis presides at Holy Mass on the Solemnity of Pentecost

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Whitsun - Pentecost Sunday

Traditional Latin Mass - Pentecost Sunday - Parish of Our Lord of the Divine Mercy, Sikatuna, Quezon City

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Mass in Manila Cathedral

Remark this is 1 of 7 videos in the album "January 16" in the album "Pope visits the Philippines JAN 2015" in the main-album "The Holy See - The Vatican, The Pope & Masses - Etc."

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Pope Francis holds Mass in Tacloban

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Apparitions - Miracles - Pilgrimage sites etc.

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The Miracle at Lipa Carmel - 1948 Marian Apparition

Our Lady of Mediatrix of All Graces (Tagalog: Aming Inang Tagapamagitan ng lahat ng Biyaya) is an alleged Marian apparition that took place in the Carmelite Monastery of Batangas, Philippines, to a religious postulant, Teresita Castillo. The apparition is known in the Philippines for the rose petals which showered within the vicinity of the monastery, some bearing religious Catholic imagery which believers hold to be miraculous.

Initially declared by a local bishop as non-supernatural in 1951, the case was reopened in 1991 and is pending investigation by the Holy See while the Metropolitan Archbishop Ramon Arguelles of Archdiocese of Lipa find "no objection in the veneration of Mary and its doctrine" under this title. Presently, the Marian veneration is tolerated and endorsed by the Archdiocese of Lipa and the Archdiocese of Manila.

On March 3, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI was presented a Mediatrix statue by Bishop Guillermo Afable during the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines Ad Limina visit, to which the pontiff was photographed and exclaimed ''La Madonna!" in a surprised happy gesture. On March 9, 2011, a life-sized Mediatrix statue brought by Filipino bishops was publicly displayed in the general Wednesday papal audience at Pope Paul VI Audience Hall.

The religious image described and sculpted according to the vision of Teresita Castillo is licensed and approved by the Archdiocese of Manila for public veneration in various Filipino religious communities. Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See, Madam Mercedes Arrastia Tuason is a known devotee of the Marian title and displays a large statue in her consulate office in Rome.

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Read more HERE and look the video "Carmelite Monastery, Lipa City - Our Lady, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace" HERE 

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Virgin’s Well: Faith and healing in Manaoag, Pangasinan

The season of Lent is a time for healing, both physically and spiritually. In Manaoag, Pangasinan, the healers and the sick come together for the miraculous water of the Virgin’s Well.

Published on Apr 2, 2015

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Mt. Banahaw:

Pilgrim Site Every Holy Week

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Sta. Lucia Falls - The Healing Waters of Mt. Banahaw

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Devotees visits Mount Banahaw

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Mt. Banahaw's Suprema De La Ciudad Mystica De Dios

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Mt. Banahaw is a famous traditional pilgrimage site for the locals and native tourists especially during the Holy Week, when psychic energy is said to be dominating the area. It is also the said place where faith and spiritual healers get their mystic powers during the divine intervention on Holy Week.

Mount Banahaw is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. The mountain and its environs are considered sacred by the local residents because of its "holy water", which allegedly have beneficial qualities, issuing forth from local springs and its "puwestos, or the "holy sites". Their location having been revealed to a man in the Spanish Era by the "Santo Boses" or the "Holy Voice".

Look more about Mt. Banahaw HERE

Look also HERE (look this article as pdf HERE), HERE and HERE (Look these last 3 articles in 1 pdf "The Altar of Mt. Banahaw and more about the Mystic Mountain" HERE)

and

The Inner Secrets Of Banahaw by Tingting Cojuangco HERE

and

"AND WOMAN WILL PREVAIL OVER MAN": SYMBOLIC SEXUAL INVERSION AND COUNTER-HEGEMONIC DISCOURSE IN MT. BANAHAW, The Case of the Ciudad Mistica de Dios by/Floro C. Quibuyen HERE

Mount Banahaw Mount Banahaw

The Power Mountain - From Ritualism to Spirituality

by/Vitaliano R. Gorospe, S.J.

MOUNT BANAHAW, QUEZON

Water is flowing again within Mount Banahaw, noted someone who intends to visit the

"Holy Mountain" on Holy Week.

Look more articles and videos about Mt. Banahaw - the volcano HERE

Mt. Banahaw: The Mystic Mountain and Pilgrim Site Every Holy Week

Mt. Banahaw is a famous traditional pilgrimage site for the locals and native tourists especially during the Holy Week, when psychic energy is said to be dominating the area. It is also the said place where faith and spiritual healers get their mystic powers during the divine intervention on Holy Week.

Look the article as pdf HERE

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These 7 beautiful pilgrimage sites are just a few hours from Metro Manila
by/Rhea Claire Madarang Mar 29, 2015

Whether you'd like to pray, reflect, or just take in the beauty of the surroundings, these locations may be for you.

There may be times when you want to commune with God not just inside a church, but outside, in the beauty of nature.

Wedding

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Courtship, Wedding & Marriage in the Philippines

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Filipino Courtship - Filipino Wedding - Filipino Marriage

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  • Dating & “Live-in” relationship

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Dating before Wedding - Marriage to a Filipino - Filipina (opens in new window)

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Traditional Catholic wedding ceremony and wedding liturgy

by Rev. Fr. Patrick Joseph Martin at the Redemptorist Church in Cebu.

Wedding of Wendell Auman and Ivy Doncillo on June 19, 2008 at Redemptorist Church. Traditional Filipino Catholic Wedding or nuptial rites: Scrutiny of the bride and Groom, I Do, Wedding Vows, Confirmation of the marriage Bond, Blessing of the Wedding rings, coins and Bible

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Uploaded on Mar 16, 2010 Prenuptial Flashback  and Wedding Video Tease.

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Pope breaks taboo by marrying couples who lived 'in sin'

In another signal of the openness of his papacy, Francis asks to marry 40 people from different social backgrounds who would be a realistic sample of modern couples.

A single mother, people who have been married before and couples who have been living together "in sin" were married by Pope Francis in a taboo-challenging ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday, September 14 2014.

In another signal of the openness of his papacy, Francis asked to marry 40 people from different social backgrounds who would be a realistic sample of modern couples.

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Warning - IMPORTANT - Warning!

IMPORTANT to look for ALL Non-Muslims:

Pope Warns Against Marrying Muslims

Testimonies of Brutal Domestic Abuse  - Cerab's Story

The video is in German language but it has English subtext

Couragious and confrontative German newsreport on the muslim abuse of women.

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Warning - IMPORTANT - Warning!

INTER-FAITH MARRIAGES A FEW THEOLOGICAL AND PASTORAL PERSPECTIVES OF INTER-FAITH MARRIAGES

by Fr. Vimal Tirimanna
CSsR Executive Secretary FABC Office of Theological Concerns
Interfaith Marriages

Firstly it is important to point out that Muslim men are not allowed to marry any non-Muslim women.

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Why can’t a Muslim Woman marry a non-Muslim Man?

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Cebu Archdiocese’s new guidelines for church weddings

To stop wedding planners’ extras, Catholic Church in Cebu lays guidelines for weddings

Ritual of Marriage
Filipino Catholic Wedding Ceremony Filipino Catholic Wedding Ceremony

Ceremony is 40 minutes long as presented here.

CHURCH REQUIREMENTS CHURCH REQUIREMENTS FOR MARRIAGE WITH FOREIGNERS
Faiths And Fated Love
Church Requirements for Mixed Marriages

by Gladys Pinky Tolete
MARRIAGE OF FILIPINO AND FOREIGN NATIONAL MARRIAGE OF FILIPINO AND FOREIGN NATIONAL - paperwork

City Hall Requirements for a Catholic Wedding in the Philippines

Marriage Cultural Adaptations Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Rite of Marriage Cultural Adaptations

Blessing of Arrhae (Arras)
Roman Catholic Marriage
A Wedding in Cebu General (Catholic) Church Wedding Requirements

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Divorce - Remarriage

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Divorce and the Catholic Church
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Marriage, Annulment & Divorce in the Catholic Church

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Important to read for a divorced who want to be remarried:

Religion and divorce

e.g. No Catholic Church will remarry divorced persons, unless they previously have their marriage annulled, which is only possible in some circumstances.

NULLITY of MARRIAGE NULLITY of MARRIAGE

Divorce - annulment of marriage

Death - Funeral - etc.

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Death, Funeral, Burial &Mourning

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Guidelines for Catholic Funeral Rites Guidelines for Catholic Funeral Rites

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THE CATHOLIC FUNERAL SHOULD WE HAVE A CATHOLIC FUNERAL?
  • THE CATHOLIC FUNERAL
  • The Vigil
  • The Funeral Mass
  • The Rite of Committal
Purgatory

is not Hell minus a few torments and degrees Fahrenheit; it's not Heaven minus joy. It's not a "Third Final Destination" of souls. Purgatory is simply the place where already saved souls are cleansed of the temporal effects of sin before they are allowed to see the holy face of Almighty God. Revelation 21:27 tells us that "...nothing unclean will enter Heaven."

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Catholic funeral mass etiquette for non-Catholics
Traditional burial refuses to die

By FRANCIS T. WAKEFIELD

Funeral Ideas

Planning for a funeral is often at a time when we are least ready.

Being Catholic - Burying the Dead:
  • Catholic Funerals
  • The Vigil (Wake)
  • The Requiem Mass
  • Burial and Informal After-burial Gatherings
  • Who may not have a Christian Burial

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DEATH PRAYERS

A collection of beautiful prayers for the dead or dying.

NINE-DAY NOVENA PRAYER FOR THE DEAD
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Filipino Necrological Rites

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A tradition in the Philippines on how Filipinos show their last respect to their beloved.

Funeral Rights & Rites

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Rules for non-catholics receiving catholic funeral-mass
Filipino or Cebuano Funeral Traditions Filipino or Cebuano Funeral Traditions

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Organ-ic Chemist Filipinos and Funeral Traditions

Catholic Funeral Beliefs

St. Brigid of Kildare

Catholic Funeral Beliefs

Death and Loss in the Philippines
Death and Loss in the Philippines
by/ Sandi Clark

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Documents needed for shipping Human Remains to the Philippines
In Search of a Catholic Cremation Tradition

May, 1963 began a new era in Catholic cemetery ministry. As the Second Vatican Council explored the many ways to respond to the faithful seeking a new look for ancient rituals, a statement allowing cremation for any sound reason was issued. Forty-three years later, the Catholic community is still seeking appropriate methods to implement evolving traditions. This publication explores changes to Catholic funeral customs as they are currently developing.

"Catholic Cremation – A Sometimes Controversial and Misunderstood Subject"

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CREMATION STILL A BURNING ISSUE
By Cherie del Rio

The traditional burial practices have been honored and observed by generations after generations. There was simply no choice but to pick out a casket, buy a lawn lot wherein to bury the dead, and pay the necessary maintenance fees or whatever related expenses there may be in memorial parks. But when modern cremation services were introduced into the country, there came another practical option.

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Some Pastoral Concerns about Cremation

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Cremation getting wide acceptance
The Practice of Cremation
Can Catholics Be Cremated?

Mariannet burial Saturday; Church in dilemma

Mariannet committed suicide!

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Funeral Masses for a Suicide FAQ about Funeral Masses for a Suicide

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Filipino - Cebuano Funeral Traditions

Traditional & Ethnic - Indigenous Death, Funeral, Burial & Mourning - Etc.

Roman Catholic universities, colleges, highschools, elementary school & Institutes, Schools etc. of Theology - Liturgy etc.

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Maryhill School of Theology

A Catholic theological institute of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM)

62 14th St., corner Gilmore Ave., New Manila, Quezon City

PAUL VI INSTITUTE OF LITURGY
Barrio San Jose, Malaybalay City,
8700 Bukidnon

In January 1990 the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines approved the establishment of the Institute. In March 1991 the Institute received recognition from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of San’t Anselmo in Rome


Tagalog Liturhiya
Colegio del Sto. Niño

Magallanes St., Cebu City

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Education 

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The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines or CEAP

is the biggest voluntary organization group of Catholic schools in the country. Founded in 1941, CEAP promotes teaching of Religion as an essential element of Catholic education. It counts approximately 1,200 members as of September 2007, inclusive of pre-elementary, elementary, secondary schools, universities and colleges, and graduate schools.

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Video

The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines or CEAP commemorates its 65th year.

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Isang Huwarang Katoliko CEAP Hymn

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The Sisters of Mary School
Philippines
MANILA ARCHDIOCESAN AND PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION
Roman Catholic universities and colleges in the Philippines

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Roman Catholic schools in the Philippines

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Roman Catholic Educational centers in Cebu

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The Catholic Filipino Academy (CFA)

Homeschooling

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XAVIER SCHOOL is a Jesuit basic educational institution , a school founded, owned, and managed by the Society of Jesus.

Xavier School is a Jesuit Catholic college preparatory school with a distinct Chinese and Filipino character.

PhilCare Foundation inc.

Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education

Sharing Jesus

DOES GOD UNDERSTAND SIGN LANGUAGE?

Deaf students and adults are free to attend the church of their choice. IDEA Philippines has helped establish a Deaf Church where the pastor is himself deaf.

Catholic Faith Education Catholic Faith Education

Paperwork - registrations - certificates

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Paperwork

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Embassy of the Philippines

Jurisdiction for: Norway, Denmark & Iceland

Read about "Report of Marriage"

National Statistics Office (NSO)

"Report of Marriage" of MUSLIM FILIPINOS

RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING REGISTRATION

OF ACTS AND EVENTS CONCERNING CIVIL STATUS

OF MUSLIM FILIPINOS

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e-Census

Need a birth, marriage, death certificate or CENOMAR (Singleness)? e-Census allows you to request these documents anytime, anywhere!

The Official Website of  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila

CHURCH RECORD CHANGES AND RECONSTRUCTION

The Chancery Department of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila is the Secretariat of the diocese. One of its functions is to receive documents and authorize changes and corrections in the registers of baptism, confirmation and marriage.

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How to Become a Roman Catholic Convert

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How to Become a Roman Catholic Convert

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Welcome to this website dedicated to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). 

The purpose of this site is to fill a gap.  There is a lot of information about the RCIA on the web. 

However, here are free teaching material gathered in one place that is appropriate for each of the periods of the process.

I am proud to be associated with the very comprehensive Wikipedia article on the RCIA, much of which I have written and formatted.  I have used the content of this article to explain the Periods & Steps involved in the RCIA Process. I hope you find this site of some use. God Bless,

Chris Sloan

R.C.I.A. THE R.C.I.A.
(The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

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Catholic Converts
Association of Pastors Converted to the Catholic Church of the Phil.

This organization is the organization of Pastors converted and became committed to serve the mother church, the Roman Catholic Church

Radio- & Televisionstations in the Vatican

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Vatican Radio

is the radio - television station of the Holy See and produces programmes in many different languages, it provides up-to-date information on the activities of Pope and the life of the Church in the world, and on general current affairs.

The production goes from single articles with audio-clips and photos, to videonews, podcast, special brodcasting in audio and video streaming live.

The Vatican Radio website is available in 38 languages incl. filipino.

Rome Reports

We are an independent international TV news agency based in Rome, Italy, specializing in covering the Pope and the Vatican. The agency instantly offers the latest news from Rome as well as a Weekly Program “The World Seen From The Vatican”

Radio- & Televisionstations & Newspapers - The Catholic Church - Philippines

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Vatican Web Radio - Mobile applications (App)

Listen to Vatican Radio, the voice of the Pope and the Catholic Church.

This application is completely free and allows you to listen to all programs of the Vatican Radio, the broadcasting station of the Holy See based in the Vatican City State.

Follow the news about the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope Francis.

Catholic Media Network, also known as CMN

is a Catholic radio network in the Philippines. CMN was previously known as Philippine Federation of Catholic Broadcasters (PFBC). The radio network was owned and operated by different Catholic broadcast media corporations. The name was changed to the Catholic Media Network to suit the network's mission.

CMN content varies depending on the station from which it is being broadcast. Stations broadcast news, sports, radio drama, and other programs. As a network, CMN's mission statement is to use community-based broadcasting to promote New Evangelizing and human development. Content is pro-life, catholic, and community oriented

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Radio Maria - Philippines

a non-profit, non-commercial Catholic radio station seeks to inspire its listeners to an active practice of faith by
•fostering devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
•promoting prayer
•providing Human and Christian formation programs
•encouraging volunterism, stewardship and trust in the Divine Providence

TV Maria

TV Maria Foundation Philippines, Incorporated -- or simply known as TV Maria -- is a non-profit, non-stock religious organization of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines through the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila.

TV Maria is the first Filipino Catholic TV channel here in the Philippines. Its goal is to evangelize and spread the Word through television and the Internet.

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CBCP News

Council of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippine (CBCP)

CBCP Online Radio

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Council of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippine (CBCP) Online Radio.

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CEBU CATHOLIC TV - WATCH TV Free Philippine Television and Radio Live Streams
Video

INTV CCTN CEBU CATHOLIC TV NETWORK, CHANNEL 47 CEBU CITY

New Station ID 2012

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Radio Maria in the Philippines
Jesuit Communications - Philippines

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"Agapay ng Sambayanan"is Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) Philippines' first station to go on air. Initially known as KZAS, the station began its broadcast in June 1948.

KZAS eventually came to be known as 702 DZAS. For more than five decades now, 702 DZAS has been providing the Filipino household with Balita, Musika, Impormasyon at Inspirasyon (News, Music, Information, and Inspiration) while sharing Christ's Changeless Gospel through Changing Times. Through its broadcasts, millions of Filipino lives have been touched and transformed by the power of the Word of God.

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Mango Radio Philippines

We are a non-denominational, non-profit, listener-supported radio network, which desire to effectively communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who don't know or fully understand it, through full time, meaningful, inspiring and life-changing contemporary Christian music and short educational elements over radio and the Internet - using modern day language and the highest professional standards.

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Apps - Bible, Prayers, Blessings, etc. - Catholic Church

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Biblia (Bible Filipino/Tagalog Version) - Mobile applications (App)

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Go Bible

Go Bible is a Free Bible viewer application for Java mobile phones

Download Bibles in different languages e.g. Bibles in Tagalog and Cebuano

Roman Missal 3rd Edition - Mobile applications (App)

Roman Missal 3rd Edition provides the user with the new Roman Catholic Translation that is put into effect during Advent, 2011. These translations are the property of the Roman Catholic Church and are to be used for religous and reference purposes.

This application holds most of the new translations that will be in effect starting Advent, 2011. The old translation is present, along with the new translation, showing the user the differences between the old and the new.

New Missal - Mobile applications (App)

*Full implementation of the New Roman Missal in easy to read and respond format
* Daily mass readings
* Daily reflections based on the bible readings
* Option to install the app on the SD card
- You can choose to install the app on the phone or on the SD card
- You can also move the app to the SD card after install

Roman Missal (Catholic)

Additionally, it contains the complete supplement of the Roman Missal for use in the Philippines (i.e. Simbang Gabi masses, Feast of the Sto. Nino, etc.).

The app can be used offline, unlike the other Missal apps that require an online connection to download the prayers or readings for the day. The most complete Roman Missal serving as a Catholic Mass Guide with Mass Prayers and Catholic Mass Readings. This Missal is dedicated to Pope Francis. This app now contains a few prayers before Mass and after Mass in English and Latin.
The Roman Missal app was made so it could be used without too much clicks when celebrating or attending mass. The app contains all the prayers and readings used in Mass for the Liturgical year. The English texts for the Order of Mass and Prefaces are from the 3rd Edition. The Order of Mass and Prefaces can be displayed in English, Latin or Both.

CATHOLIC PRAYER BOOK - Mobile applications (App)

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Daily Rosary - Mobile applications (App)

Get step by step instructions on how to pray the Holy Rosary. No need to be confused with what mysteries are prayed on each day; simply click on the day (Sunday, Monday...) and follow the instructions in praying the Rosary for that day. Mysteries have images to help you meditate more easily on them.

Also included in the app are the FIFTEEN PROMISES of Our Lady to those who pray the Holy Rosary.

Mother Marys Novena Prayers - Mobile applications (App)

Full Novena prayer of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Full text of the Roman Catholic Mass
Full Audio of the novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
There are no ads in this app.

Philippines Language perpetual novena in audio format

App of Blessings - Mobile applications (App) for iPhone

The FREE iPhone App containing all the blessings, organized exactly like they are in the Book of Blessings HERE

Apps - Hymns - The Catholic Church

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The Catholic Hymn book in its electronic form - Mobile applications (App)

This application contains 458 hymns used in the Catholic church, spanning from Ascension to Pentecost, Christmas to Easter.

Apps - The Catholic Church in the Philippines

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HeartShrine - Mobile applications (App)
STAY CONNECTED.
HeartShrine is the Philippines’ first-ever parish mobile application, pioneered and created by the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart - Makati.
The mobile app is designed to give public access to parish and Catholic Church-related information, services, events and religious readings through smartphones and digital devices. This will enable convenience to relevant broadcast and promote interactivity among parishioners and other Sacred Heart devotees around the world.
More than the app’s functionality, it is also an efficient tool to strengthen the devotion to the Sacred Heart, and encourage more people to the devotion.
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PAPAL VISIT | PhilPost issuing special Pope Francis stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation will commemorate the Philippines – Vatican City 2014 Joint Issue featuring 2nd year of Pontification of Pope Francis.

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Bukas na sa publiko ang papal stamp exhibit ng PhilPost tampok ang mga selyo ng mga nakaraang santo papa na dumalaw sa bansa. May nanalo na ring disenyo para sa Pope Francis stamp. Published on Nov 10, 2014

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RELIGIOUS PROBLEMS 1898- 1907 RELIGIOUS PROBLEMS IN THE PHILIPPINES AND THE AMERICAN CATHOLIC CHURCH,
1898-1907

OSCAR L. EVANGELISTA
Association of Pastors Converted to the Catholic Church of the Phil.

This organization is the organization of Pastors converted and became committed to serve the mother church, the Roman Catholic Church

Education - Theology

Institutes, Schools etc. of Theology - Liturgy

Association of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Inc.
Student Catholic Action of the Philippines - SCAP

is a religious student organization in the Philippines. Its affiliation overseas is the International Young Catholic Students (IYCS), also known as International Young Christian Students in Asia that follows the methodology of Cardinal Joseph Cardijn, the see-judge-act methodology. Known to be the first student religious organization in the Philippines and presently known all over the Philippines through local dioceses and catholic schools (public & private high schools).

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CATHOLIC PHILIPPINES

Facebook

The moment has come for the laity to put forward a unified response to the need to preserve Catholic values.

Dilaab Foundation Inc. (DFI/Dilaab)

is a volunteer-driven, faith-impelled, non-profit organization duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in July 2001 with Company Registration No. C20010070.

Dilaab (Cebuano for fire, fervor, or conflagration) is an emerging movement fuelled by the imperative of social Transformation from a faith perspective.

CEBU YMCA

Young Men's Christian Association ("YMCA" or "the Y")

YMCA Manila

Young Men's Christian Association ("YMCA" or "the Y")

World YWCA - Philippines

Young Women’s Christian Association

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YWCA Philippines

Young Women’s Christian Association

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Works and art in and out of the churches in Cebu

Churches are not only the center of faith. They also manifest another side of artistry. With this episode of Kabilin entitled BALAANONG MUGNA, together let us appreciate art in and out of the different churches in Cebu. Host: Archaeologist and Professor Jojo Bersales.

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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

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.

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, a representation of the infant Jesus Christ, is the patron Saint of Leyte.
It is located in Real Street, Tacloban City. 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

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Holy Family Monastery

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Catholic Information Service
Teachings and Beliefs of the Catholic Church
Department of Tourism - DOT promotes pilgrimage tourism through liturgical music

By Lynda B. Valencia

MEFP - Marriage Encounter Foundation of the Philippines

MEFP is the umbrella organization of about 100 parish based and trans-parochial marriage encounter communities.

It is an accredited National Lay Organization of the Council of the Laity of the Philippines

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Católicos.org

Catholic Church, Iglesia Católica

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Society of Saint Pius X - District of Asia SSPX

Philippine - Filipinas

Truth & Life Dramatized audio New Testament

Gawad Kalinga is building a nation

empowered by people with faith and patriotism; a nation made up of caring and sharing communities, dedicated to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity.

The foundation for Gawad Kalinga was laid on December 26, 1995 when lay Catholic community Couples for Christ which gave birth to GK held a Youth Camp for gang members and juvenile delinquents in Bagong Silang, Caloocan City, then the largest slum area in the Philippines

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Acts29 Mission

Projects:
Scholarships
Formation House
Healthcare
Mothers’ Support Group

World Mission Magazine, Philippines
Catholic Digest Catholic Digest - The Magazine for Catholic Living

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Family Planning

Family Planning and the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines: Cohesion and Conflict

by Jennifer Bowman, M.P.H.

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Catholic Adoption - Catholic Charities
Filipino Chinese Catholic Community of Saint Jude
Catholic Youth Organization in the Philippines

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YouthPinoy

Through the supervision of Masbate Bishop Joel Baylon, chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY), and Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III, director of the CBCP Office on Mass Media, a group of youth ministers, missionaries and coordinators was organized to work in the setting up of a website that will serve as a rich information portal of the events, updates and activities in within the youth apostolate. - The group has come to be called YouthPinoy

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Catholic Filipino Young Adults (CFYA) is an outreach for all Filipino young adults and young professionals.
Filipino Chinese Catholic Youth Adults - FCCYA - Manila

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Global Catholic Network
Pondo ng Pinoy

...how small things, given with great love and concern for others, can change the world for the better, specially the poor...

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HAPAG-ASA Integrated Nutrition Program

Malnutrition prevalence among children in the Philippines has remained alarmingly high in the last 10 years. The Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation, headed by Archbishop Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales and 13 other bishops launched the HAPAG-ASA Integrated Nutrition Program in July 2005 in partnership with Assisi Development Foundation and Feed the Children Philippines

Catholic Association of Doctors, Nurses and Health Professionals

Catholic Home and Garden's

Catholic Christmas Traditions

Catholic Traditions for Advent and Christmas

MICHAELANN MARTIN
Pro-Life Philippines Foundation
Catholic Orphanages Catholic Children´s Shelter - Institutions - Orphanages & Asylums
Welcome to Basilica Shop del Sto. Niño

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Sto. Niño Catholic House Inc. Store

1640-44 TAYUMAN COR. OROQUIETA STREETS, STA. CRUZ MANILA

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Malteser International

The Order of Malta’s International Relief Corps

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Catholic Online gives the largest and broadest population of Catholics worldwide
Philippine Bible Society

look the Bible Store with Bibles in many Philippine languages HERE

The Porvoo Communion
Manila St. Andrew's Society

St. Andrew is e.g. the patron saint of Manila and many more parish  cities in the Philippines

Auxiliary - Associate Missionaries of the Assumption (AMA) - Philippines
Defensores Fidei Foundation DFF

is a Roman Catholic non-stock, non-profit, lay foundation comprised of 10 businessmen and professionals, devoted to explaining and defending Catholic doctrine.

ZENIT is a news agency specializing in coverage of the Holy Father, life in the Holy See, and events of interest to the Church. Services are also available in Spanish, French, German and Portuguese.
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Freedom of religion in the Philippines
Culture look more about weddingculture etc.
Festivals - Fiestas Many of these "Festivals - Fiestas - Events" are catholic festivals e.g. Sinulog

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Wish list for the Church under a cool Pope
by/Jervis Bautista Published Dec 21, 2014

The Catholic Church needs to change its image: an old Church with so many rituals and traditions that people, especially the young, can hardly relate to.

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Last Supper woodcarving

housed at Paulino family chapel in Ponso, Polangui, Albay.

This marvelous sculptural work is an obra maestra of master carver Justino 'Paloy' Cagayat Jr. of Paete, Laguna.

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The Cathedral Museum of Cebu
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines - CBCP

Visita Iglesia

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Crafts - Making of Philippine Relicarios. Miniature Paintings by Gregory Halili

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The images are inspired by the saints of Semana Santa or Holy Week.

Miniature watercolors paintings on vintage, pre-ban ivory and mother-of-pearl, encased in genuine Philippine antique reliquary and brooches. The artworks are created between 2005 and 2011.

The Miraculous Medal

also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, is a medal originated by Saint Catherine Labouré following her reported vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Filipino Traditional Roman Catholic
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Traditional Roman Catholic in the Philippines Mabuhay! Welcome to this blog dedicated in spreading news regarding related happening concerning the restoration and promotion of orthodox and traditional Roman Catholic customs, traditions, practices, music, sacred art and liturgy in the Philippine setting.
What's the difference between Christian catholic and Roman catholic religion?

Nothing.

East Asian Pastoral Institute

A multicultural Catholic community

Philippines

THE DYNAMICS BETWEEN CATHOLICISM AND PHILIPPINE SOCIETY

by/ Jose Mario C. Francisco, S.J., current EAPI director

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Catholic Orphanages Catholic Children´s Shelter - Institutions - Orphanages & Asylums
CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Professor Susan Russell
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Family planning & Birth Control Policy in the Philippines

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Festivals - Fiestas Many of these "Festivals - Fiestas - Events" are catholic festivals e.g. Sinulog

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