The life of a seafarer is a hard one. Only prayer can truly allow those who work at sea the ability to connect with heaven amidst the difficulties of life and seek spiritual and temporal graces.
The historic devotion to Our Lady of Consolation will continue in the Archdiocese of Manila, most especially at the Shrine of St. Augustine in Intramuros. The archdiocese also aims to aid the needy devotees of the Blessed Mother through an apostolate service that will equip them to be self-reliant.
The International Youth Ministry Conference was held at the University of Manila, Philippines, from April 13-15. The event brought together over 700 participants from 30 countries to explore the relationship between the church and young people, the importance of pastoral care, and the ways the laity and the church hierarchy can best serve them. The conference emphasized the need for constant monitoring and attentive accompaniment of young people.
The Filipino community in Macau prayed and danced once again in praise of Señor Santo Niño. The Sinulog celebrations and the devotion to the Holy Child of Cebu brought together more than five hundred devotees at Saint Augustine’s Church on January 15. Father Felipe Bacalso, SJ, who arrived in Macau in later October, presided over the ceremonies.
Poverty, illness, hunger and joblessness. This is the face of the urban poor whose numbers are growing in the cities of the Philippines. in Caloocan City, the Dehonian priests have been working with laypersons to provide food to the needy, including the children and the elderly. And by merging with their existence, they say they have found a blessing.
Formerly spiritual and physical caretakers of the leprosarium on Culion Island, the Jesuits are now invested in making huge efforts to alleviate the conditions of the indigenous people of the land.
Joy abounds as the Virgin of Peñafrancia once again finds her place among the people of Bicol, invigorating the faithful with new-found hope.
Talks regarding bridging gaps of inequality and a proposal for a personal prelature for migrants of Filipino nationality working abroad dominate Philippine bishops’ discussions. The personal prelature, if approved, will be the second of its kind after Opus Dei.
Fr Leonard E Dollentas A group of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion from the different English-speaking communities of the Catholic Diocese of Macau renewed their commitment to serve in their respective parishes on June 12, 2022. As the pandemic situation…
A colorful and exuberant festival of gratitude, Pahiyas plays a vital role in maintaining and representing Filipino identity in Macau.