NOVENA TO SANTO NIÑO OF CEBU

NOVENA TO SANTO NIÑO DE CEBU STRUCTURE + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ACT OF CONTRITION (To be recited daily) Oh, my Dear Jesus! You are our King and our God, because of Your love for us You came down from heaven born of…

ST. MAXIMUS OF TURIN ON THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. Great read!

The mystery of the Lord’s baptism St Maximus of Turin   Reason demands that this feast of the Lord’s baptism, which I think could be called the feast of his birthday, should follow soon after the Lord’s birthday, during the same season, even though many years intervened between the two events.The Gospel tells us that…

SANTO NIÑO DE CEBU HISTORY: 4 AMAZING FACTS WORTHWHILE TO KNOW.

SANTO NIÑO DE CEBU HISTORY : 4 AMAZING FACTS WORTHWHILE TO KNOW. The image of Santo Niño de Cebu was one of the gifts of Ferdinand Magellan to the ruler of Cebu and his chief consort for their Baptism and helped in the evangelization of the Philippines. The image of Santo Niño of Cebu survived…

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD. Mass prayers and readings.

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD. Mass prayers and readings. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Baptizáto Dómino, apérti sunt cæli, et sicut colúmba super eum Spíritus mansit, et vox Patris intónuit: Hic est Fílius meus diléctus, in quo mihi bene complácui. After the Lord was baptized, the heavens were opened, and the Spirit descended upon him like…

JAN. 9: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ST. JOSEMARIA! PRAY FOR US!

JAN. 9: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ST. JOSEMARIA! PRAY FOR US! Saint Josemaría Escrivá, priest and founder of Opus Dei, spread the call to holiness in daily life and was called the “saint of the ordinary” by  St. Pope John Paul II during the his canonization. “We have to be contemplative souls in the middle of the…

ST. PETER CHRYSOLOGUS ON WHY JESUS WAS BORN FOR US.

In choosing to be born for us, God chose to be known by us. St. Peter Chrysologus In the mystery of our Lord’s incarnation there were clear indications of his eternal Godhead. Yet the great events we celebrate today disclose and reveal in different ways the fact that God himself took a human body. Mortal…

POPE FRANCIS’ HOMILY EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD 2019

POPE FRANCIS’ HOMILY EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD 2019 St. Peter’s Basilica January 6, 2019 Below you have the VATICAN-PROVIDED English text of Pope Francis’ Homily given today during the Mass of the Epiphany of Our Lord. +++ Epiphany: this word indicates the manifestation of the Lord, who, as Saint Paul tells us in the second reading (cf. Eph 3:6), makes…

ST. LEO THE GREAT ON THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD

The Lord has made his salvation known to the whole world Saint Leo the Great, pope A promise had been made to the holy patriarch Abraham in regard to these nations. He was to have a countless progeny, born not from his body but from the seed of faith. His descendants are therefore compared with…

THREE KINGS CAVALCADE 2019, Seville Spain. Videos, slideshow and photos

THREE KINGS CAVALCADE 2019, Seville Spain. The cavalcade is a centuries-old Spanish tradition practiced in many of its cities and towns. In the vid, the float of the Holy Family is shown with Mary and Joseph together with the children dressed as pastors throwing away candies to the crowd. Also shown is the float of…