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Visita Iglesia 2015: Ars et Fides

Visita Iglesia, an ancient Roman practice of visiting 7 or 14 devotional churches as a form of penitence, is traditionally done on Maundy Thursday after the Mass of Our Lord’s Supper. Pious activities during the Visita Iglesia may include reciting … Continue reading

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Pro Orantibus Day 2013: Pray for those who pray

Our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI proclaimed today’s feast (Our Lady’s Presentation) as “Pro Orantibus Day”. “Pro orantibus” is Latin for “for those who pray”. His Holiness instituted this day of remembrance for all the cloistered nuns and monks in … Continue reading

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The Pious, Devotional Color Brown

In the old days, pious and zealous women (and yes, men) could afford to hear Masses at different churches of once-organized and manageable Manila. My grandmother said that her parish then (this was in the 20s-40s) was Sta. Cruz. But … Continue reading

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A Vibrant History of Silence: The Real Monasterio de Santa Clara de Manila

— Poor Clares from Assisi Upon the arrival of Sor Jerónima de la Asunción and her group of Clarisas into the Walled City of Intramuros, their primary benefactress, the childless Doña Ana de Vera, took care of them, assisting in … Continue reading

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