The 7 Most Visited Churches in Metro Manila During The Holy Week

The 7 Most Visited Churches in Metro Manila During The Holy Week

Catholics usually visit 7 churches to pray, reflect, and honor the Blessed Sacrament during the Holy Week – this tradition is called Visita Iglesia. The visiting of churches is done to commemorate the suffering of Christ, as well as to

Sta. Clara de Montefalco in Caniogan, Pasig City

Sta. Clara de Montefalco in Caniogan, Pasig City

STA. CLARA DE MONTEFALCO is one of the most well-known saints here in the Philippines. Also known as Saint Clare of the Cross, an Italian Augustinian Nun and Abbess who in her vision saw Christ who chose to entrust unto

Religious Educational Institutions | To Tax or Not To Tax?

Religious Educational Institutions | To Tax or Not To Tax?

In a recent press release published at the 17th Congress website yesterday (March 6, 2017), House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez sought for a review of the tax-free privilege of religious educational institutions in the country with an expressed aim that is

New Saints: Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII

New Saints: Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II are scheduled to be canonized this coming Sunday (April 27) with a special ceremony held in Vatican, Rome. Filipinos and Catholic faithfuls will be able to witness the whole event LIVE on TV5. ‘The

VIA CRUCIS 2014: A Penitential Walk For Good Weather

VIA CRUCIS 2014: A Penitential Walk For Good Weather

VIA CRUCIS is latin for the Way of The Cross.  It is a Catholic Holy Week tradition that commemorates the Passion of Jesus and held on Good Friday before 3 in the afternoon.  There are a total 14 stations and

POPE FRANCIS is TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year

POPE FRANCIS is TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year

TIME Magazine has POPE FRANCIS on its cover as PERSON OF THE YEAR for 2013! 76 years old JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO became the Catholic Chruch’s 266th Pope last March 13, 2013 succeeding POPE BENEDICT XVI (Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger).  Born in Buenos

PLACES: Divine Mercy National Shrine in Marilao, Bulacan

PLACES: Divine Mercy National Shrine in Marilao, Bulacan

Aside from the Lourdes Grotto in San Jose Del Monte, one of the known Catholic pilgrimage site in Bulacan is the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy located in Marilao. I visited the place on Good Friday and was surprised

YEAR OF FAITH Opens Today! with Manila Archbishop Cardinal Tagle

YEAR OF FAITH Opens Today! with Manila Archbishop Cardinal Tagle

Happening Today! The Catholic Church in the Philippines celebrates the opening of the YEAR OF FAITH (Oct 2012 – Nov 2013). The opening of the Year of Faith coincides with the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of

VISITA IGLESIA 2012

2012 – Maundy Thursday this year falls on April 5.  Our usual activity during this day of the year is to go and visit Churches while doing the ‘way of the cross.’  Last year we were able to complete all

CARITAS MANILA CHRISTMAS FLEA MARKET 2011

The Christmas Flea Market just moved in at the heart of Pandacan Manila. CARITAS MANILA the lead Catholic agency for social services and development of the Archdiocese of Manila presents its First Christmas Flea Market which started last Monday, November 14

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