Newsletter of the District
- Sep 2002
Anniversary Photo Album
"The more you honor Me, the more I will bless you".
A drought hitting the country in December 1997 January 1998 led
us to turn to "Senor Santo Niño" for help.
The answer was truly divine:
a multiplicity of events and graces were showered on our apostolate
in the Philippines
(as the rest of the photos will show).
Firstly, a 20 cm solid ivory statue was found providentially on
the Feast of the Epiphany
and reached our church as we were about to sing the Introit
"Ecce Advenit Dominator -- Behold the Ruler cometh...".
A public novena was held to pray for rain, and a big procession
scheduled on the 9th day.
However, "Senor Santo Niño" couldn't wait the 9
days to make his first public appearance...
...On the 5th day of the novena, a neighbor's house went
on fire and, on the advice of Bishop Lazo,
we processed the Santo Niño around the block walking between
dozens of fire trucks
and hundreds of onlookers. The wind changed direction and our priory
and church were spared.
On January 18 the procession was held (see our January
March 2002 Newsletter for more photos )
and 1000 people attended... as well as many angels. And... it did
rain 24 hours later!
After the procession of January 18, the campaign for the consecration
of Barangays (local district),
Cities, Businesses, etc. was launched, with the consecration of
Barangay Mariana, where our church is located. The Brgy Captain
is here seen reading the consecration, in front of the Santo Niño
whose mantle is visible on the right.
Many other consecrations followed such as among others here, that
of Quezon city, by its Mayor...
...and here, of Rizal Province, by its Governor.
Even the Department of Trade and Industry was consecrated to the
by its Under Secretary.