The ‘Holy Family’ should be the patron saint of OFWs

In the ‘80s my husband and I were official guests of Egypt Air. One of our requests was to visit the residential area of the Holy Family......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarDec 27th, 2017

Feast masses to be held in honor of Saint Joseph

Feast masses will be held at 6:15 a.m. and at 7:15 a.m. at the Santuario de San Jose in Greenhills, San Juan City, in commemoration of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph (San Jose), the husband of the Blessed Mother, the foster father of Jesus, and the head of the Holy Family. #BeFullyInformed Feast masses to… link: Feast masses to be held in honor of Saint Joseph.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Sacred space is a home where the heart and soul are nurtured

This weekend we celebrate back-to-back occasions---the Feast of the Holy Family today, Dec. 31, and the Feast of Mary, Mother of God, on New Year's Day. My initial thoughts centered on threats to the family, the absence of many mothers who leave the country to seek work abroad as overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Without setting aside these threats that are real and which must be addressed, let us reflect on the gifts that the feasts remind us of. Begin with the end in mind: The goal of a family is to provide an environment where its members can discover and discern their mission (their "deep gladness" that meets "a hunger of the world"). Our work with public schools has twin go...Keep on reading: Sacred space is a home where the heart and soul are nurtured.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

El Circulo Zamboangueño de Cagayan de Oro celebrates 61st Fiesta Pilar

The organization of Zamboangueños residing in Cagayan de Oro City marked the 61st anniversary of their celebration of the Feast Day of their mother city’s patroness with a mass and comida communal at a local restaurant. Luis “Chito” Potenciano, one of the head coordinators of the over six decades old association of families who originated from Zamboanga, then known as “The City of Flowers,” said the Circulo also held the traditional nine-day novena for Nuestra Señora Virgen del Pilar de Zaragoza, the city’s patron saint at the Immaculate Conception Church at Aluba Village Subdivision, Barangay Macasandig......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated News34 min. ago

Filipino educators in Thailand urge fellow OFWs: Know your rights, seek higher learning

"The Filipino teachers are probably the best teachers in the world. They are not only qualified, equipped with the credentials required by the Teacher's Council in the case of Thailand, but armed with the most important qualification -- the love for teaching and the passion to make their students learn and prepare not only for the university, the industry but to live their lives to the fullest," says Dr. Robert Galindez, CEO of Saint Robert's Group of Companies in Thailand. Ranked 15th in the world by the EF English Proficiency Index in 2017, Filipinos are sought after to work overseas. Non-English speaking countries like Thailand have been a steady destination of professionals se...Keep on reading: Filipino educators in Thailand urge fellow OFWs: Know your rights, seek higher learning.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News17 hr. 34 min. ago

Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero raised to sainthood

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis raised slain Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI to sainthood on Sunday, October 14  in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims. "We declare and define Paul VI and Oscar Arnulfo Romero be saints and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Pet owners in Manila bring their animals to church for annual blessing – Manila Video

Pet owners brought their animals to church for an annual blessing in Manila, the capital of the Philippines on Sunday. A priest would bless the pets with holy water in the ceremony. The blessing took place at the time of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, known for his love for animals. Similar traditions… link: Pet owners in Manila bring their animals to church for annual blessing – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Battalions of holy Filipino bishops, priests, seminarians

  It's Divine Providence that the first Filipino canonized saints were laymen: Lorenzo Ruiz and Pedro Calungsod. It's Divine Providence because it teaches us that the road to sanctity is doing ordinary duties extraordinarily well.   It's Divine Providence because it tells us that you don't need to be an ordained clergy in order to merit an official halo from the Vatican and that it's not a prerequisite to be a world-famous pontiff like John Paul II, a founder like Monsignor Josemaria Escriva, or a legendary nun like Mother Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint.   Very few are officially canonized and beatified after a long, expensive, and tedious processes. N...Keep on reading: Battalions of holy Filipino bishops, priests, seminarians.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

This Week’s Festivals: Sept. 9 to 15, 2018

  Sept. 9 to 10   Minuluan Festival   The city of Talisay in Negros Occidental province pays homage to its patron saint, San Nicolas de Tolentino, and celebrates its arts and culture in the last two days of the festival.   Among the closing activities are a gastronomic feast, a beauty pageant, parish procession, concelebrated Mass, street dancing and concert.   Sept. 9 to 12 Bonok-Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival   Residents of Surigao City in Surigao del Norte province give thanks to the city's patron saint, San Nicolas de Tolentino.   The celebration is highlighted by an ethnic dance performed by the indig...Keep on reading: This Week’s Festivals: Sept. 9 to 15, 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Tight Watch

A bomb-sniffing dog and his handler keep watch during the civic-military parade in Cagayan de Oro City on August 27, 2018, a day before the Feast of St. Augustine, the city’s patron saint. Authorities have tightened security measures, including the jamming of mobile phone signals, for the parade and other activities during the Higalaay Festival. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Fiesta Fireworks

Fireworks light up the Ysalina Bridge in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, August 27, 2018, the eve of the Feast of St. Augustine, the city’s patron saint. Photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018


Students perform a dance during the Higalaay carnival street dance contest in Cagayan de Oro on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Inspired by the Carnival festival in Brazil, the street dance is one of the key events in the celebration of the feast of St. Augustine, the patron saint of Cagayan de Oro on August 28. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

An evening of Spanish music

The Casino Español de Cebu recently celebrated the feast of Saint James, patron saint of Spain with an evening of Spanish music that featured internationally acclaimed pianist Rudolf Golez and classical guitarist Angelica Vinculado......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Ex-NFLer Incognito accused of threatening funeral home staff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito bonded out of an Arizona jail Tuesday after being arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of a funeral home a day earlier, authorities said. Police in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale said Incognito had been booked on suspicion of misdemeanor charges of threats and disorderly conduct. Incognito, 35, posted a $20,000 bond. He has an Aug. 27 pretrial conference in Scottsdale Municipal Court. It was unclear Tuesday if Incognito had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf. Police said Incognito was at the Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary on Monday to make arrangements for his father, who died last weekend. "Incognito reportedly was upset with staff and began to damage property inside the business and shout at employees," said Sgt. Ben Hoster, a police spokesman. "At several points during his contact with staff, Incognito threatened to retrieve guns from his vehicle and return to shoot the employees." A police report showed officers later executed a search warrant on Incognito's pickup truck and seized two Glocks, three rifles and a silencer for a handgun. The report also said Incognito's family had told him he wasn't going to be allowed to attend his father's funeral and he had been acting erratically. Witnesses at the funeral home told police that Incognito wanted them to cut his dead dad's head off for research purposes and Incognito punched caskets, threw pamphlets around and took an urn from a shelf and slammed it down on top of a casket. Two mortuary employees took cover in a room downstairs before police arrived and arrested Incognito. Incognito attended a Phoenix-area high school before playing college football at Nebraska and having an 11-year NFL career with St. Louis, Miami and Buffalo. He was released by the Bills three months ago from the reserve/retired list, making him an unrestricted free agent. Incognito was suspended by the Dolphins in 2013 for bullying a teammate and arrested last May in Florida for allegedly throwing a dumbbell and tennis ball at another gym patron......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Congressional seat, target ni PBM Wong sa 2019

Pandan, Catanduanes – Pormal nang nagdeklara ng kanyang candidature bilang kongresista sa lalawigan ng Catanduanes si East District Board Member Joseph Al-Randie Wong. Ang deklarasyon ay isinagawa ni PBM Wong sa harap ng daan-daang tao na dumalo sa Official Ball sa bespera ng Patron Saint de Loyola sa bayan ng Pandan. Ayon sa kanya, ang […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Ordination of La Union bishop set

Most Reverend Daniel Presto will be ordained as new bishop of San Fernando, La Union, on Monday at Saint Columban Parish in Olongapo City, Zambales. The Holy See, the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Pope Francis, announced his appointment as bishop on June 5. San Fernando Archbishop Florentino Lavarias presides over the ordination of the sixth bishop… link: Ordination of La Union bishop set.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Indianapolis church cages Holy Family in immigration protest

INDIANAPOLIS, United States --- An Indianapolis church has placed statues of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus in a cage of fencing topped with barbed wired to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy. The statues were erected Tuesday morning outside Christ Church Cathedral on downtown Indianapolis' Monument Circle and surrounded by the fencing. The Episcopalian church's dean and rector, the Rev. Stephen Carlsen, says the display that's part of the church's "Every Family is Holy Campaign" condemns the nation's immigration policy that's holding families in detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border. He says the Holy Family was "a homeless family wit...Keep on reading: Indianapolis church cages Holy Family in immigration protest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

OFW Singing Idol Season 2 tilt opens

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 2 (PIA) - - To recognize the talents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) opens its Season 2 Family Singing I.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

OFW Singing Idol Season 2 tilt opens

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 2 (PIA) - - To recognize the talents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) opens its Season 2 Family Singing I.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Rivero, Yap, Pingris, Vera all join 'Basaan' in San Juan

The Wattah Wattah Festival of San Juan is famous for its quite literal, as well as fun, celebration of  St. John the Bapist's feast day every June 24. Faith for the city's patron saint was in full display Sunday afternoon, as thousands of drenched people crowded the streets joined the annual 'cleansing'. Among those soaked devotees were star athletes like University of the Philippines' Ricci Rivero, Rain or Shine Elastopainter James Yap, Magnolia Hotshots' Marc Pingris, as well as ONE Championship heavyweight king Brandon Vera, and more. They all joined the 'Basaan Festival' to the delight of their fans, and the people of San Juan. Brandon Vera, dumalo sa Pista ng San Juan. — jeff hernaez (@jeffreyhernaez) June 24, 2018 Marc Pingris, dumalo rin sa Pista ng San Juan. — jeff hernaez (@jeffreyhernaez) June 24, 2018 James Yap at Ricci Rivero sa Pista ng San Juan. — jeff hernaez (@jeffreyhernaez) June 24, 2018 LOOK: Arrival of Brandon Vera, Don Allado, Ricci Rivero, James Yap, Marc Pingris and Daiana Menezes here in Kabayanan Court @ABSCBNNews — Ganiel Krishnan (@KrishnanGaniel) June 24, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Qatar grants clemency to 25 OFWs

MANILA, June 19 -- The Emir of Qatar has granted Royal pardon to 25 overseas Filipino workers detained for various offenses on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bell.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018