Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Youth Lenten Pilgrimage 2013

The Parish of the Last Supper of Our Lord's Commission on Youth (COY) had a successful Youth Lenten Pilgrimage last Monday, March 25, 2013. The young pilgrims visited a total of 7 churches in Manila and Pasay City. Indeed a spirit filled, great bonding activities of the youth for this Holy Week.

1. National Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus Manila (1st and 2nd Stations).

The present site of St. Jude Parish was donated by Archbishop Rufino J. Santos. The blessing and laying of the cornerstone of the church was held on September 28, 1958. The completed church was blessed on October 23, 1960. The weekly novena to St. Jude started in June 1959 and has been held every Thursday since then. The devotion spread over the years and has become very popular in Metro Manila. Devotees come from far and wide including students, board examination reviewees, office workers, parish and others with all kinds of requests and seemingly hopeless problems.

2. National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels (3rd and 4th Stations)

Rich historical background coupled with the distinction of being the National Shrine dedicated to the Holy Archangels of God. The Parish Church become an important landmark in Manila.

Prayer to St. Michael: 
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell satan and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

3. San Agustin Church (5th and 6th Stations)

The Wedding Capital of the Philippines

San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church under the auspices of The Order of St. Augustine, located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila.

Originally known as "Iglesia de San Pablo", founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday. In this Church - tomb of "El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi" Founder of the City of Manila is located in the eastermost chapel of the transept.

4. Nuestra Señora de Guia Parish Church (7th and 8th stations)

Also known as "Our Lady of Guidance", the wooden statue is the oldest Marian image in the Philippines. For more information and photos, please see related post > http://catholicvoicemedia.blogspot.com/2013/03/nuestra-senora-de-guia-wooden-statue-is.html

5. Church of Malate ( 9th and 10th Stations)

The titular patroness of this church is Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, whose statue was brought from Spain in 1624 by Rev. Juan Guevara, O.S.A. The British landed their troops near these shores in 1762 and used the church of Malate for protection for their rear-guard in the capture of Manila. This was greatly damaged by the earthquake of June 3, 1863 and was rebuilt by Rev. Francisco Cuadrado, O.S.A. The Parish  has been under the successive administration of the Augustinians, the secular clergy, the Redemptorists and the Columbans.

6. The Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Church (11th and 12th Stations)

Established 1941 by the Society of St. Paul is located at 2130 F.B. Harrison St., Pasay City, Metro Manila. It celebrates its Patronal Fiesta every first Sunday of May.

7. Archdiocesan Shrine of Jesus, The Way, The Truth and The Life (13th and 14th Stations)

The Shrine of Jesus is a project of the Archbishop of Manila, the late Jaime L. Cardinal Sin, DD whose love for the Youth is of the same fervor and intensity as the Holy Father. The land and the church was donated and built by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sy Sr., of the Shoe Mart Group of Companies. It was consecrated and dedicated on July 9, 1999 by the late Eminence Jaime L. Cardinal Sin, DD; with His Excellency, Archbishop Antonio Franco, DD, the Apostolic Nuncio; His Eminence, Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, DD Archbishop of Cebu, the Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines in the presence of a very large number of the faithful specially the youth as witness to this momentous event. On the same day, the first Shrine rector was installed in the person of Rev. Msgr. Roberto C. Canlas. (Text extracted from admin post in their website)

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