Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Every time we have a provincial trip to the northern part of Luzon (Philppines largest Island), either business or vacation, we make sure we pass by the town of Manaoag, Pangasinan, and visit and attend mass at the  Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag. 

Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag.

The Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, located on a hill in Manaoag, has been canonically affiliated with the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major in the Vatican since June, 2011. The parish serving Manaoag and the surrounding towns is administered by the Dominican Order under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan.

Some of the miracles attributed to Our Lady of Manaoag are in the murals inside the church. The Paschal Chapel beside the south side of the church has the icons of the Nazarene, the Santo Entierro, and the Blessed Virgin. The sanctuary at the left side of the main entrance has a large crucified Christ image. (Wikipedia)

Photos below were taken last Friday, January 24, 2014.

Monday, January 13, 2014


The Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL) held it's annual Community Conference at Ynares Gym in Pasig City. January 11, 2014.

2014 Theme: EMPOWERED TO WITNESS was taken from 2 Timothy 1:7-8

Servant-General Frank Padilla talked in detail about this year's theme and the direction and thrust of the community. While, Bro. Pat Oconer, head of CFC-FFL Work With the Poor, launched the NO ONE IN NEED Movement. He also updated the community of the work done during the post Bohol Earthquake and Yolanda Typhoon.

His Excellency Most Rev. JESSE EUGENIO MERCADO, D.D.. Bishop of Parañaque, Chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on the Lay Apostolate, explained in his homily the Year of the Laity and how our theme, #empoweredtowitness, fits the call of the Church to #choosetobebrave.

CFC-FFL Servant General Frank A. Padilla
During the Praise and Worship.
Most Rev. Jesse Mercado, D.D., Bishop of Paranaque,
During his homily.
Most Rev. Gabriel Reyes, D.D.,  Bishop of Antipolo,
during his special message.

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Feast of the Black Nazarene 2014

Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno... Happy Feast Day!

The faithful gathered outside the Basilica of the Black Nazarene in
Quiapo, Manila. January 9, 2014.
During the consecration.
Singing of the "Our Father"
Before the final blessing.
Panoramic view inside the Basilica

Related post: http://larawanatbp.blogspot.com/2014/01/around-quiapo-church-feast-of-black.html

Monday, January 6, 2014

Post Typhoon Yolanda: San Roque Chapel

I attended the Sunday Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany in the Yolanda-typhoon-destroyed Chapel of Brgy. Catmon, the farthest rural Barangay of the Municipality of Tanauan, in the Province of Leyte, Philippines. January 5, 2014.

The entrance door structure with the cross on top of it
was the only left standing after the typhoon.
Temporary roofing made of tarpaulin.
Pathway leading to the Barangay main road.
The Altar table and the temporary retablo.
Image of  Senior San Roque... VIVA!
During the reading of the Gospel.
On another angle of view.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion led the
celebration minus the Consecration.
The priest assigned got sick, and was not able to come.
The faithful while listening.
The Chapel really need to be rebuild.
I hope and pray that this chapel will be built again soon.
I'll be back... God willing.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Today is the liturgical feast of the our mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary honoring her divine motherhood to Jesus Christ.

"Mary, the all-holy ever-virgin Mother of God, is the masterwork of the mission of the Son and the Spirit in the fullness of time. For the first time in the plan of salvation and because his Spirit had prepared her, the Father found the dwelling place where his Son and his Spirit could dwell among men. In this sense the Church's Tradition has often read the most beautiful texts on wisdom in relation to Mary. Mary is acclaimed and represented in the liturgy as the "Seat of Wisdom." — Catechism of the Catholic Church 721

Image was taken at the church of the
Parish of the Last Supper of Our Lord (PLSOL).
Las Piñas City