Sunday, January 16, 2011

Viva Santo Nino!


We took this photo of the Santo Nino de Tondo at the 'pahalik' (it means we have to go up a long and winding staircase at the back of the church so we can touch and pray to the Infant Jesus at the back of the main altar.)

* This photo was taken on the eve of the Feast day of the Santo Nino

This is the main altar of Santo Nino de Tondo Parish

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Eve of the Feast of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo Church)


Yesterday we went to the Basilica of the Black Nazarene because thousands of people will be flocking there today to pay homage to the 'Senor Nazareno'

Here are some of the pics that we took yesterday:







Saturday, January 1, 2011

Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God


On New Year's Day, the octave day of Christmas, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God. The divine and virginal motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a singular salvific event: for Our Lady it was the foretaste and cause of her extraordinary glory; for us it is a source of grace and salvation because "through her we have received the Author of life."

A happy, peaceful and prosperous new year to all!

A New Year With The Lord


A New Year With The Lord


A new year is about to unfold
With new opportunities to explore
Doors will open for new experiences
New adventures with the Lord

Remember not the former things
The things of this past year
The Lord will do new things in us
Much more than we are aware

For He will make a way for us
As we put our trust in Him
And He will guide our every step
By His presence we have within

What God has placed within our hearts

We find we’ll be able to do
If we look for the opportunities
We’ll see the door to go through

We mustn’t let anything hold us back
But rise up and take our place
And be all that God wants us to be
With a fresh touch of His grace

© By M.S.Lowndes