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a portmanteau of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the names of the three major island groups.

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

Life - History - Hymns - Gozos

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St. Lucy (Lucia)
Saint Valentine
San Juan

here: Filipino Holidays - Culture, Rituals & Traditions

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List of Filipino Saints, Blesseds, and Servants of God
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The Life of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila

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Blessed Pedro Calungsod

Young Martyr of the Visayas

(c. 1654 – 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.

Look also HERE and HERE

Look also "Pedro Calungsod Sainthood Adds Meaning To All Saints’ Day" HERE

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BLESSED PEDRO CALUNGSOD CANONIZED ON OCT. 21, 2012.

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
by Msgr. Ildebrando Jesus Aliño Leyson

and the Videos

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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.

Ateneo priest eyed as next Filipino saint
by/Paterno Esmaquel II Updated December 12, 2015

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle opens the process to declare Fr George Willmann SJ the next Filipino saint

Video

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

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Filipino Patrons and Patronesses

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St. Lucy (Lucia)
Saint Valentine
San Juan

here: Filipino Holidays - Culture, Rituals & Traditions

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Videos

"Santo Niño de Cebu & Basilica del Santo Niño and different ovation festivals"

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

Virgin image in Simala ‘sheds tears’ again
Published September 10, 2016 By Herty B. Lopez
THIS is not the first time that the image of the Virgin Mary in Lindogon had “shed tears” after a lawyer and her fellow devotee witnessed the statue “crying” last Thursday.

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Saint Joseph

Joseph is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus, and is venerated as Saint Joseph in the Catholic Church. Christian tradition places Joseph as Jesus' foster father

Patron of St. Joseph Cathedral – Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte, Caraga

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Apparition of St. Joseph in the Philippines

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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HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

Videos

Feasts of the Black Nazarene
Black Nazarene's Miracles
Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno Song
Prayer
Etc.

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.

UPDATED January 09, 2017:

The Black Nazarene procession – Traslacion 2017 - Etc.
Full video: Black Nazarene procession 2017

Black Nazarene statue returns to Quiapo Church
Quiapo Church Live Streaming
"Pag-ibig Ang Buklod Ng Ganap Na Pagkakaisa"

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Black Nazarene statue returns to Quiapo Church
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 10, 2017
UPDATED This year's procession for the Feast of the Black Nazarene takes more than 22 hours

Black Nazarene devotees remain at Quirino Grandstand for 'Pahalik'
January 09, 2017 By Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo
AROUND 250,000 devotees of the Black Nazarene remained at the Quirino Grandstand on Monday morning to participate in the traditional "Pahalik" or kissing of the Black Nazarene image

Devotees defy terror threat as Traslacion begins
Published January 09, 2017
Black Nazarene devotees begin their long procession from the Quirino Grandstand to the Quiapo Church

Devotees mark Nazarene feast in time of killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 08, 2017
'Sana maghimala ang Mahal na Poong Nazareno sa ginagawa ng mga tao na 'yan,' 70-year-old devotee Lucila Lim says of recent killings in the Philippines

UK to nationals: 'Take care' amid Nazareno threat
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 07, 2017
Like the UK, Canada also advises its citizens to 'exercise caution' during the Feast of the Black Nazarene!
The United Kingdom advised its citizens to "take particular care" after Philippine Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno warned of possible terror threats during the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Monday, January 9.

Maute Group may target Black Nazarene procession
by Pia Ranada January 05, 2017
Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno gives assurances security forces are on 'full alert' for possible terror threats on the religious event Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Saturday, January 9, 2015 typically attended by over a million.

PNP to impose Manila gun ban for Nazarene feast
by Bea Cupin January 05, 2017
Only police and military personnel in uniform will be allowed to carry firearms during a 48-hour period which begins 8 am on Sunday, January 8

5,700 law enforcers deployed for Nazareno
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 05, 2017
'The number of personnel to be deployed has increased as compared to previous years,' says Manila Police director Senior Superintendent Joel Coronel

Videos

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

St. Isidore, Patron Saint of Farmers
St. Isidore was born at Madrid, Spain, in the latter half of the 12th century. For the greater part of his life he was employed as a laborer on a farm outside the city. Many marvelous happenings accompanied his lifelong work in the fields and continued long after his holy death.
His real name was Isidro de Merlo y Quintana.

Look also PAHIYAS FESTIVAL, the festival is in honor of St. Isidore, celebrated every 15th of May.

 and also HERE and HERE

 

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 HERE and the Videos

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebu

Canonical Coronation of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebu

A glimpse of history of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebu

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.

Look the article as pdf HERE

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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".

Look also HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE and the Videos

 

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

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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.

Look also HERE

Look also this article pdf HERE and the Video

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

Our Lady of Namacpacan

SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA PARISH

LUNA, LA UNION

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."

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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.

Look also HERE and HERE

Videos

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

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

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

Videos

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

Look also the article HERE

Videos

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.

Video

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.

Look the full story and description of the video HERE

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.

Look much more in the article HERE

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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.

Look the full story on the link and look the story as pdf  HERE

Look also HERE and the Video

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.

Remark there is a dark slowly start of the video

Look much more on the above link and the video "La Milagrosa Grand Procession 2015" HERE

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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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.

Look also HERE and HERE

Look also the Video: Grand Marian Procession - Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de Turumba

In honor of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Grand Marian Procession is held every Sunday before the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Intramuros, Manila. This religious festival showcase in one grand procession eighty-three images and statues of the Blessed Mother that came from the different parts of the country and is being paraded throughout Intramuros thoroughfares. Flower-decked carriages borne the Marian images along the procession. Catholic devout flood the streets of Intramuros in glimpse and awestruck of this grandeur procession.

Look also HERE

Video

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.

Video

Hymn to Our Lady of Fatima
Video

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

Videos

La Naval de Manila - the Santo Domingo Church

 Cynosure of a People´s Devotion

and The history of La Naval de Manila

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

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

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

Look also HERE

Videos

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

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

(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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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

Look also HERE

Video

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.

Remark this is an album in the album "The Life in & with the Church, Etiquette & Why Do Catholics Do What They Do? - Etc."

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

Patron Saints by Month Patron Saints by Month

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