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Gabriel Vince Palallos
Apr 11 05:50 AM

maximum file i can upload here is only 8mb

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 11 05:52 AM

I see! If you are able to reduce the file size, then better. If not, then it's also okay. Thank you @Gabriel Vince Palallos ! Did you yourself take these photos?

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pheelyp
Apr 11 09:00 AM

Thank you for featuring the Palestinians refugees selling their native dishes in Quezon City Memorial Circle in celebration of the end of their fasting, Paterno!

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It is important to center their voices, and to show that the genocide is not so very far away when we have living, breathing Palestinians amongst us who fled the violence and need our support here. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 11 09:12 AM

Uy thank you @pheelyp ! We will have another story on them soon

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 11 10:06 AM

Hello ๐Ÿ› faith channel, sharing with you our video report on Eid'l Fitr - I hope you find it interesting/meaningful! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkEqRNtnoy0& @here

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 11 12:14 PM

Did you know that Eid'l Fitr is traditionally a three-day celebration for Muslims? Learn more in our interview with Imam Omar Bobis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1ha_IkDb3g

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JC Madrid
Apr 12 08:32 AM

Hello! Sharing with everyone the Official Schedule for the Solemn Installation and Canonical Possession of His Grace, Most Rev. Rex Andrew C. Alarcon, DD, the 5th Metropolitan Archbishop of Caceres.

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Sem. James Denn Portal (Denden)
Apr 12 12:28 PM

Hello everyone! How are you?

12:30 PM

Last Tuesday, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the famous Betis Church in Guagua, Pampanga. My classmates and I, together with our priest-professor in Sacred and Liturgical Art, went to Betis to see how was the Liturgical Art being done during the Spanish time. I was so amazed to the Church as a whole.

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But I was so amazed with the flooring because it is all wood. Sharing with you some photos of the Church during our tour.

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Then, we had the chance to meet the famous Kapampangan, Sir Willy Layug. He is well known for his beautiful work of art like the image of Our Lady of Hope of Palo and the Image of Crucifixion. These images were used durinf Pope Francisโ€™ Papal Visit to the Philippines in 2015 (Our Lady of Palo was used during the Papal Mass in Tacloban; The Crucifix was used during the Papal Mass at the Quirino Grandstand). We were blessed to visit his place and see some of his masterpieces.

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What did I learn from the tour? Well, sacred art does not only tell us to appreciate the beauty of a masterpiece. It is also to appreciate how our faith is being expressed in art forms. When we try to make an art, let us always remember what St. Thomas Aquinas said, โ€œArt is the right way of thinking because it is a virtue. Art is a virtue because it is repeatedly ordained to doing what is right as opposed to vice which is the repetition of doing what is wrong.โ€

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 12 01:07 PM

Hello ๐Ÿ› faith channel! And welcome @Ain !

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JC Madrid

Hello! Sharing with everyone the Official Schedule for the Solemn Installation and Canonical Possession of His Grace, Most Rev. Rex Andrew C. Alarcon, DD, the 5th Metropolitan Archbishop of Caceres.

Thanks for this @JC Madrid ! We look forward to your photos of the event hehe

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Sem. James Denn Portal (Denden)

Last Tuesday, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the famous Betis Church in Guagua, Pampanga. My classmates and I, together with our priest-professor in Sacred and Liturgical Art, went to Betis to see how was the Liturgical Art being done during the Spanish time. I was so amazed to the Church as a whole.

Wow thank you for the anecdote and the photos @Sem. James Denn Portal (Denden) ! May we repost this on Rappler?

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Tricia (@patriciakahanap)
Apr 12 01:55 PM

THE ERAS TOUR (POPEโ€™S VERSION)

Pope Francis is set to visit four countries in Asia-Pacific from September 3 to 13, 2024, the Vatican announced on Friday, April 12,


Singapore and Jakarta are only four-hour flights away from Manila.


Given the chance, will you travel to see Pope Francis?

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 12 02:09 PM

Hahahaaa @patriciakahanap

02:09 PM

The Papaโ€™s Tour according to one commenter ๐Ÿ˜…

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Tricia (@patriciakahanap)
Apr 12 02:10 PM

Commenters are asking nga po bakit hindi naisama ang Philippines, nag-usap din daw po ba sila ni Taylor Swift ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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Sem. James Denn Portal (Denden)
Apr 12 04:59 PM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Wow thank you for the anecdote and the photos @Sem. James Denn Portal (Denden) ! May we repost this on Rappler?

Yes po! No probs po Sir.

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Meanwhile, the Parish in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental is open again to the faithful.

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Euan de Guzman
Apr 13 09:33 AM

Happy Saturday! Just wanna share๐Ÿ˜‡
Student Catholic Action of the Philippines (SCAP) celebrated its 88th Anniversary earlier at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice in UP Diliman. The mass was presided by Most Rev. Leopoldo Jaucian, SCAP national chaplain. First SCA org was established in UP Diliman (University of the Philippines Student Catholic Action).

Please include us, student catholics, in your prayers๐Ÿ™๐Ÿซถ

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 13 01:47 PM
Euan de Guzman

Happy Saturday! Just wanna share๐Ÿ˜‡ Student Catholic Action of the Philippines (SCAP) celebrated its 88th Anniversary earlier at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice in UP Diliman. The mass was presided by Most Rev. Leopoldo Jaucian, SCAP national chaplain. First SCA org was established in UP Diliman (University of the Philippines Student Catholic Action). Please include us, student catholics, in your prayers๐Ÿ™๐Ÿซถ

Thank you for this @Euan de Guzman ! May we repost this on Rappler? (Are the photos yours?)

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Thanks for your contribution @jdp ! The FB post is up: https://www.facebook.com/share/p/bV2rE69ywZvBMcck/?mibextid=WC7FNe

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 13 01:57 PM
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Tricia (@patriciakahanap)
Apr 13 02:06 PM

As a Swiftie and a Catholic, I loved seeing the similarities ๐Ÿ˜… Marami ring Catholics na willing to travel to see the Pope in person!

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Sem. James Denn Portal (Denden)
Apr 13 03:00 PM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Thanks for your contribution @jdp ! The FB post is up: https://www.facebook.com/share/p/bV2rE69ywZvBMcck/?mibextid=WC7FNe

Thanks Sir Pat! Godbless!

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Euan de Guzman
Apr 14 06:43 AM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Thank you for this @Euan de Guzman ! May we repost this on Rappler? (Are the photos yours?)

No problem sir, for the photo credits: Francesca Erpe and Euan de Guzmanโ€ฆ thank you๐Ÿ˜‡

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 14 07:55 AM

Thank you @yuandgzman ! And welcome to the ๐Ÿ› faith channel, @sjcm !

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Laurice Angeles
Apr 14 09:40 AM

Thank you @Euan de Guzman for your photos! And happy 88th anniversary to SCAP <3 https://www.facebook.com/rapplerdotcom/posts/pfbid0Ge7QTe3hUxjgxqV3RMRKK2Wjny4JYSSS56EBAuWWRZsSvjStTMX8v3WTcK7g5si9l

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 14 09:44 AM

Yes thank you @yuandgzman and thank you too @lauricegabangeles for posting!

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Euan de Guzman
Apr 14 11:45 AM

Thank you so much, @patriciakahanap and @lauricegabangeles! ๐Ÿ™ Have a blessed Sunday!

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 15 01:18 AM

Good Monday morning, ๐Ÿ› faith channel! And welcome to our community, @knomarcelo @bro_micoh-888 !

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 15 06:45 AM

Sharing this story with you - truly heartbreaking stories from the Little Gaza Kitchen: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/gazan-refugees-ramadan-is-over-but-not-suffering/

I met Gazan refugees during their Eid'l Fitr bazaar in Quezon City last week. One of the people I met was a 34-year-old Filipino-Palestinian woman named Mahadia. Her husband was buried in the rubble in December 2023, and was rescued after 1.5 days, after Israeli forces demolished their three-storey house in Gaza. Most of her in-laws died.

To make things worse, Mahadia learned of her husband's situation only five days after their house was bombed. She saw her husband on Al Jazeera. "I kept crying. I didnโ€™t believe it. I thought it was a nightmare,โ€ she said.

I also met Naji, a 52-year-old Palestinian man. Another heartbreaking story - his family fled the war in Gaza, but his 21-year-old son died in Manila. His son choked on food and died around 30 minutes after that tragic meal. โ€œI am afraid of war, but my son died here,โ€ he said.

I hope you can read the piece and share your thoughts @here

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Soria
Apr 15 10:07 AM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Thank you @soriamika ! May we repost this on Rapplerโ€™s platforms?

So sorry for the late reply! Yes - go ahead :)

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Thank you also for sharing the latest article po

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Z E R O
Apr 15 10:18 AM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Sharing this story with you - truly heartbreaking stories from the Little Gaza Kitchen: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/gazan-refugees-ramadan-is-over-but-not-suffering/ I met Gazan refugees during their Eid'l Fitr bazaar in Quezon City last week. One of the people I met was a 34-year-old Filipino-Palestinian woman named Mahadia. Her husband was buried in the rubble in December 2023, and was rescued after 1.5 days, after Israeli forces demolished their three-storey house in Gaza. Most of her in-laws died. To make things worse, Mahadia learned of her husband's situation only five days after their house was bombed. She saw her husband on Al Jazeera. "I kept crying. I didnโ€™t believe it. I thought it was a nightmare,โ€ she said. I also met Naji, a 52-year-old Palestinian man. Another heartbreaking story - his family fled the war in Gaza, but his 21-year-old son died in Manila. His son choked on food and died around 30 minutes after that tragic meal. โ€œI am afraid of war, but my son died here,โ€ he said. I hope you can read the piece and share your thoughts @here

Thank you for putting a spotlight on the Palestinian refugee situation here in the Phils., @Paterno Esmaquel II and team. Very enriching.

In some way, these refugees bring closer to us Filipinos the impact of the ongoing conflict and violence in Gaza. It's heartbreaking learning their stories of loss, in their possesions, their families, their way of life. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

It does put in perspective my daily woes and gripes - they seem petty and inconsequential compared to the struggles and challenges our refugee brothers and sisters have gone/going through. More so right now as they adjust and integrate themselves to our country and culture. Their faith gives them hope. It gives me hope, too.

May our faiths never waver and our prayers for peace continue. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 15 12:08 PM

Great reflection @fool_of_myself ! I am happy that the story touched you. Thank you for reading! May we also post excerpts from this reflection of yours on our Rappler platforms?

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Soria

So sorry for the late reply! Yes - go ahead :)

Thank you too for sharing @soriamika ! I think we shared your photos last week. Let me look for the linkโ€ฆ

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Seeing your heart emoji @fool_of_myself ! Our social media team will post excerpts later. BTW just curious - have you always been a reader/viewer of faith-related stories? I am really happy that our stories are relevant to you

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Z E R O
Apr 15 12:12 PM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Great reflection @fool_of_myself ! I am happy that the story touched you. Thank you for reading! May we also post excerpts from this reflection of yours on our Rappler platforms?

Sure po!

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Z E R O
Apr 15 12:18 PM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Seeing your heart emoji @fool_of_myself ! Our social media team will post excerpts later. BTW just curious - have you always been a reader/viewer of faith-related stories? I am really happy that our stories are relevant to you

I'm fairly new in this community. I joined after your story on the Marian apparition in Lipa piqued my interest. Then your Ramadan coverage got me hooked! I'm fascinated by how diverse Filipino faiths are expressed. ๐Ÿ’™

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 15 12:22 PM

Good to know @fool_of_myself ! We will have more for you soon! And yes - the diversity of faiths. I think humanity cannot attain peace if people of different religious beliefs donโ€™t learn to coexistโ€ฆ

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Vixey Lema
Apr 15 01:13 PM

'FAITH GIVES HOPE' ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Amen! Thanks again for sharing your insight @Z E R O ! https://www.facebook.com/rapplerdotcom/posts/pfbid029LvRVYq4JJCEopTA4wycnreZYovJ52AGb8oueyB2QKRuttSuH6T3VRNAVSaKFo89l

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Z E R O
Apr 15 01:29 PM
Vixey Lema

'FAITH GIVES HOPE' ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Amen! Thanks again for sharing your insight @Z E R O ! https://www.facebook.com/rapplerdotcom/posts/pfbid029LvRVYq4JJCEopTA4wycnreZYovJ52AGb8oueyB2QKRuttSuH6T3VRNAVSaKFo89l

thank youuu, @Vixey Lema ๐Ÿ’™

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gmp.peregrino
Apr 15 02:33 PM

Tomorrow the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the Messenger of the Immaculate Conception, our Humble St. Bernadette!

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Tagaytay City would like to invite everyone to witness the Blessing of the Stained Glass Windows and St Bernadette Chapel and Pastoral Center.

The Stained Glass Windows of the Historical Events of Lourdes are inspired from the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Lourdes France. First in the Philippines.

Tara Tena sa Lourdes Tagaytay!

https://www.facebook.com/share/p/d1LeuffjLFoiXoJ4/?mibextid=oFDknk

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 16 02:07 AM

Good Tuesday morning ๐Ÿ› faith channel! What faith-related stories do you think should we pursue this week and in the remainder of April? Let us know @here !

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gmp.peregrino

Tomorrow the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the Messenger of the Immaculate Conception, our Humble St. Bernadette! Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Tagaytay City would like to invite everyone to witness the Blessing of the Stained Glass Windows and St Bernadette Chapel and Pastoral Center. The Stained Glass Windows of the Historical Events of Lourdes are inspired from the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Lourdes France. First in the Philippines. Tara Tena sa Lourdes Tagaytay! https://www.facebook.com/share/p/d1LeuffjLFoiXoJ4/?mibextid=oFDknk

Thank you for this advisory @gmp.peregrino ! I would have wanted to be there, but I hope to visit your church next time! Are you attending the 9 am Mass with the nuncio? If you have photos or updates, we'd love to have them here in the ๐Ÿ› faith chat room!

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo
Apr 16 02:12 AM

Good morning sir! The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Manaoag, Pangasinan will be celebrating its Coronation Feast tomorrow, April 17, 2024. The feast is celebrated every Third Wednesday of Easter and is well attended by devotees from the locality and from neighboring provinces.

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 16 02:26 AM
Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo

Good morning sir! The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Manaoag, Pangasinan will be celebrating its Coronation Feast tomorrow, April 17, 2024. The feast is celebrated every Third Wednesday of Easter and is well attended by devotees from the locality and from neighboring provinces.

Wow thank you for this @Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo ! Will you be attending the fiesta?

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo
Apr 16 03:31 AM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Wow thank you for this @Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo ! Will you be attending the fiesta?

yes po, will be there po

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 16 04:52 AM
Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo

yes po, will be there po

That would be great @antoncarabeo ! If you can update us tomorrow, that would be much appreciated!

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Are you and your family Manaoag devotees?

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Grasya
Apr 16 05:12 AM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Good Tuesday morning ๐Ÿ› faith channel! What faith-related stories do you think should we pursue this week and in the remainder of April? Let us know @here !

For me, Sacrament of Confession/Reconciliation. I always have faith in the mercy and grace of God.

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 16 07:09 AM

Thanks for this suggestion @myjourney2oasis ! In your parish, do many people still go to confession? What about the youth?

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo
Apr 16 10:42 AM
Paterno Esmaquel II

That would be great @antoncarabeo ! If you can update us tomorrow, that would be much appreciated!

will do so sir

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Paterno Esmaquel II

Are you and your family Manaoag devotees?

not really sir but it will be my first time attending the festivities

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 16 12:40 PM
Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo

not really sir but it will be my first time attending the festivities

I hope you enjoy it! Looking forward to hearing from you about the fiesta tomorrow @antoncarabeo !

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Welcome to the ๐Ÿ› faith channel @hanzfabellon !

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gmp.peregrino

Tomorrow the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the Messenger of the Immaculate Conception, our Humble St. Bernadette! Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Tagaytay City would like to invite everyone to witness the Blessing of the Stained Glass Windows and St Bernadette Chapel and Pastoral Center. The Stained Glass Windows of the Historical Events of Lourdes are inspired from the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Lourdes France. First in the Philippines. Tara Tena sa Lourdes Tagaytay! https://www.facebook.com/share/p/d1LeuffjLFoiXoJ4/?mibextid=oFDknk

Hello @gmpperegrino ! How did this fiesta celebration go today? (Do you have a nickname?)

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Tricia (@patriciakahanap)
Apr 16 12:52 PM

PROTECT THE CHILDREN. 


During the International Day Against Child Slavery, Pope Francis urges the faithful to pray for children who survive conditions โ€œbordering on slavery.โ€


What can we do to protect our kids?

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Grasya
Apr 16 02:32 PM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Thanks for this suggestion @myjourney2oasis ! In your parish, do many people still go to confession? What about the youth?

yes, sir. we have regular confessions. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. 3pm-4:45pm.

surprisingly, there's an increase of # of men going for confessions, and sometimes, a family of three, including their son.

our youth have Taize sessions every month ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo
Apr 16 11:29 PM
Paterno Esmaquel II

I hope you enjoy it! Looking forward to hearing from you about the fiesta tomorrow @antoncarabeo !

will do so sir and will keep you posted

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 12:58 AM

Good Wednesday morning ๐Ÿ› faith channel! And welcome to our community, @noims !

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo

will do so sir and will keep you posted

Thank you @Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo ! Looking forward to this!

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Grasya

yes, sir. we have regular confessions. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. 3pm-4:45pm. surprisingly, there's an increase of # of men going for confessions, and sometimes, a family of three, including their son. our youth have Taize sessions every month ๐Ÿ˜Š

Wow Taize sessions! What happens during Taize, @Grasya ?

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 04:04 AM

Welcome to the ๐Ÿ› faith chat room @erickkalugdan ! And also @noims ! How did you stumble upon this channel and the Rappler Communities app in general?

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Erick Kalugdan
Apr 17 05:14 AM

saw the rapper booth in SaasCon at Marriot po

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 06:08 AM
Erick Kalugdan

saw the rapper booth in SaasCon at Marriot po

Good to know @erickkalugdan ! Here in the ๐Ÿ› faith chat room, feel free to share anything related to faith. You may also find this a good place to learn about other religious beliefs ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Welcome, @ejaysevilla !

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Tricia (@patriciakahanap)
Apr 17 06:11 AM

BAWAT ARAW MAS SUMASAYA, MAGMULA NANG MAKITA KA ๐Ÿ˜…๐ŸŽถ


Is it okay to make religious memes? When is it appropriate to do so? What do you think @here?

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 06:15 AM

For those like me who are not BINI experts (hehe), sharing here the meme that is going viral now. Pardon me - may I ask our digital communications specialists @patriciakahanap and @russellcku to โ€œexplainโ€ this meme for us? (Yes, I know memes are not meant to be explained hehe - for those who get them. But not everyone is familiar, as in my case ๐Ÿ˜…)

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Who are the other people in the chat room who get the point of amusement here? Feel free to chime in!

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Russell Ku
Apr 17 06:17 AM
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Paterno Esmaquel II

For context, it's a point move in the group's viral song "Pantropiko"

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 06:17 AM

Whatโ€™s a point move @russellcku ? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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Russell Ku
Apr 17 06:18 AM

A point move is like a highlight in the choreography that attracts attention.

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So it's something that people would recognize with a song

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 06:18 AM

Ahhhhhh kala ko yung dahil nakaturo ang daliri ๐Ÿฅฒ

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Apr 17 06:19 AM

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Russell Ku
Apr 17 06:19 AM


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Here's a screenshot for reference. And also the music video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx31bB2vMns

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(In unrelated matter: Yes, ganda po si Maloi. Ang member na nasa screenshot!)

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 06:23 AM

Ahhh hehe now I get it better! What are the lyrics of Pantropiko that people like to โ€œspoofโ€ in relation to things Catholic?

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You said a while ago in our work channel, @patriciakahanap , that the song has been used as a Catholic joke before?

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Tricia (@patriciakahanap)
Apr 17 06:24 AM

When the song first came out, some people misheard the chorus daw as "isdang Katoliko" (instead of islang pantropiko) ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 06:24 AM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 06:32 AM

Are there BINI fans among #faith chat room members? Interested to know how you feel about this meme!

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 06:50 AM

Hereโ€™s our tally as of 2:47 pm: ๐Ÿ‘ (- 305 votes; ๐Ÿฅฐ - 440; ๐Ÿ˜ก - 160

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Z E R O
Apr 17 06:51 AM

My view about religious memes is that in general, people can make them, but it will not be funny to everyone. Some people will laugh because they see it as a silly meme, but others may see the meme as a personal affront to their religious beliefs.

My Catholic education has taught me to live by the Spirit, and as such, one of the fruits of the Spirit is joy (I forgot the exact Bible verse and I can't enumerate all of the fruits of the Spirit - sorry po sa mga religion teachers ko!). I find joy in a good religious meme and laugh when I understand the underlying humor. Does that mean I'm disrespectful to God? I don't think so.

Ultimately, it's about respect. My relationship with God is like my relationship with my parents. I respect their authority as their child, I respect our traditions, but I also know I can be silly around them and laugh with them. Isn't that what makes a real relationship?

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Raymond
Apr 17 06:54 AM

Bakit walang tsinelas emoticon? โ˜บ๏ธ

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 07:21 AM
Z E R O

My view about religious memes is that in general, people can make them, but it will not be funny to everyone. Some people will laugh because they see it as a silly meme, but others may see the meme as a personal affront to their religious beliefs. My Catholic education has taught me to live by the Spirit, and as such, one of the fruits of the Spirit is joy (I forgot the exact Bible verse and I can't enumerate all of the fruits of the Spirit - sorry po sa mga religion teachers ko!). I find joy in a good religious meme and laugh when I understand the underlying humor. Does that mean I'm disrespectful to God? I don't think so. Ultimately, it's about respect. My relationship with God is like my relationship with my parents. I respect their authority as their child, I respect our traditions, but I also know I can be silly around them and laugh with them. Isn't that what makes a real relationship?

Interesrinf insights @fool_of_myself ! I like the metaphor. Thank you for this!

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Welcome to the ๐Ÿ› faith chat room @homieedantee and @raymond ! Raymond, at first I was wondering if you are the Raymond I know. Then I saw the tsinelas comment ๐Ÿ˜…

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Thank you for joining us! How do you feel about these memes @homieedantee @raymond ?

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Apr 17 07:28 AM
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Interesrinf insights @fool_of_myself ! I like the metaphor. Thank you for this!

+10 points sa langit hehe

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 07:40 AM

Welcome to the ๐Ÿ› faith chat room, @keyk2992 !

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Sem. James Denn Portal (Denden)
Apr 17 07:41 AM

Regarding human actions, I always believe that prudence takes everything. So, when it comes to religious memes, let us ask ourselves, "Is my action prudent enough to be good and okay?" "Did I do a prudent thing on social media?" Following a moral perspective, let us be prudent enough to make anything - even memes on social media.

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 07:43 AM

Thank you for this Brother @jdp ! You study Saint Thomas Aquinas in UST Seminary, correct? Does Aquinas have anything to say about what prudence means?

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Welcome to our community, @dianne!

Sem. James Denn Portal (Denden)
Apr 17 07:47 AM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Thank you for this Brother @jdp ! You study Saint Thomas Aquinas in UST Seminary, correct? Does Aquinas have anything to say about what prudence means?

Yes po. When it comes to prudence, The take of Aquinas on it was that involves conforming our actions to reason, recognizing and respecting the objective moral order. It's not merely following instinct or desire but aligning our choices with what is truly good and right. For Aquinas, it is conformity to reason.

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 07:48 AM

Thank you for bringing in Aquinas, @jdp ! This helps enrich our discussion. How do the others feel about the issue at hand?

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Sem. James Denn Portal (Denden)
Apr 17 07:50 AM

In application, to make a meme does not only follow or desire from an instinct or desire, but it should always align with a sound reason and judgment. I do not say that it is bad because there are good memes, but there are memes that are unreasonable. Unreasonable because it is a form of mockery or disrespect.

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 08:09 AM
Sem. James Denn Portal (Denden)

In application, to make a meme does not only follow or desire from an instinct or desire, but it should always align with a sound reason and judgment. I do not say that it is bad because there are good memes, but there are memes that are unreasonable. Unreasonable because it is a form of mockery or disrespect.

Thank you for these thoughts of yours @Sem. James Denn Portal (Denden) ! Good to ponder!

08:12 AM

Sharing with you another aspect of the discussion: the pervasive influence of FAITH โ€“ particularly religious icons such as the Santo Niรฑo โ€“ in Philippine society. We see this now intersecting with pop culture, as in the case of BINI.

In this January 2024 article for Rappler, I wrote about why popular devotions are here to stay: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/in-depth/precolonial-faith-why-nazareno-sinulog-here-to-stay/

I hope you can read or scan the article, and let us know how you feel about it - especially in relation to the issue at hand.

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Raymond
Apr 17 08:26 AM
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Thank you for joining us! How do you feel about these memes @homieedantee @raymond ?

Saints are human too why not as long as its clean fun. But, to the Divine. It's a no.

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 08:29 AM
Raymond

Saints are human too why not as long as its clean fun. But, to the Divine. It's a no.

Didnโ€™t think of this delineation @raymond - thank you for this! What about Mary, Raymond?

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Apr 17 08:42 AM

HOW CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THE MASS IF ITโ€™S IN LATIN?

Well, the missals have English translations side by side with the Latin liturgy. In Cebu, the Traditional Latin Mass also known as the Tridentine Mass and extraordinary form of the mass is celebrated every Sunday at 1 pm in the Chapel of Holy Relics in Tabor Hill in Barangay San Jose in Cebu City. Wrote about the Traditional Latin Mass here: https://www.rappler.com/nation/visayas/for-young-catholics-cebu-traditional-latin-mass-deepens-faith/

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 09:04 AM

Wow thanks for this @maxlimpag ! Interesting photos! How does it feel joining the Traditional Latin Mass?

09:05 AM

BTW @jdp @fool_of_myself may we quote on Rappler platforms?

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Apr 17 09:16 AM
Paterno Esmaquel II

BTW @jdp @fool_of_myself may we quote on Rappler platforms?

yes po. maraming salamat. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Apr 17 09:26 AM
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Didnโ€™t think of this delineation @raymond - thank you for this! What about Mary, Raymond?

Play with the mom we get the spanking. ๐Ÿ˜†

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 09:29 AM
Raymond

Play with the mom we get the spanking. ๐Ÿ˜†

Hehe thank you @Raymond ! BTW, for ๐Ÿ› faith channel members, Raymond is a Catholic involved in social communications, and we're glad to have him here. Raymond, if you have story ideas or insights or reflections or anything you would like to share in the channel, feel free to do so any time. Welcome again, and thank you for joining!

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo
Apr 17 12:51 PM

Sharing photos from the Coronation Feast of Our Lady of Manaoag this afternoon.

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 01:30 PM
Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo

Sharing photos from the Coronation Feast of Our Lady of Manaoag this afternoon.

Wow thank you @antoncarabeo ! Are these your photos? If yes, may we use? And may we request other details for the caption, e.g. where this was taken and who led the Mass etc? Thank you!

01:31 PM

These are beautiful photos @antoncarabeo - how did it feel being there?

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo
Apr 17 01:37 PM
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Wow thank you @antoncarabeo ! Are these your photos? If yes, may we use? And may we request other details for the caption, e.g. where this was taken and who led the Mass etc? Thank you!

Yes sir. Those are all my photos.

The Coronation Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag is celebrated every 3rd Wednesday of Easter. It coincides with the Annual Town Fiesta of Manaoag which is well attended by devotees even from outside of Pangasinan. This feast commemorates the Canonical Coronation granted to the miraculous image in April of 1926. In 2026, the Basilica in Manaoag will celebrate the Centennial of the Canonical Coronation.

Mass started at 4pm and was presided by the newly ordained Bishop, Napoleon Sipalay Jr., OP, DD, who happens to be the form rector of the Basilica. It was then followed by the procession around the town.

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 01:39 PM

Thank you @antoncarabeo ! We will post these photos on Rappler

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo
Apr 17 01:41 PM
Paterno Esmaquel II

These are beautiful photos @antoncarabeo - how did it feel being there?

Thank you sir! As a first timer, it was a pleasant experience despite the hot weather. You can feel the sincerity in prayer of those who attended the feast.

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Paterno Esmaquel II

Thank you @antoncarabeo ! We will post these photos on Rappler

Thank you sir! May I add some pictures of the Mass a little later? Na lowbat lang po yung camera ko now.

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 01:45 PM
Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo

Thank you sir! May I add some pictures of the Mass a little later? Na lowbat lang po yung camera ko now.

Sure @antoncarabeo !

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo

Thank you sir! As a first timer, it was a pleasant experience despite the hot weather. You can feel the sincerity in prayer of those who attended the feast.

This is interesting! What do you mean when you say โ€œsincerity in prayerโ€?

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 01:47 PM

Welcome to the ๐Ÿ› faith chat room @pdromero1202!

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo
Apr 17 01:47 PM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Sure @antoncarabeo !

Thank you sir!

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 01:49 PM

@pdromero1202 how did you stumble upon the ๐Ÿ› faith chat room and the Rappler Communities app?

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Patrick Romero
Apr 17 01:50 PM

Hi po, I found out about the chat room when Anton Carabeo mentioned it to me. I was also at Manaoag earlier po :)

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 01:52 PM

Ohhh good to know @pdromero1202 ! How was the experience in Manaoag?

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo
Apr 17 01:52 PM
Paterno Esmaquel II

This is interesting! What do you mean when you say โ€œsincerity in prayerโ€?

During the procession, you can hear almost all of the devotees praying the rosary. Then inside the Church, there were those praying in silence either looking towards the image or with their eyes closed.

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Patrick Romero
Apr 17 01:53 PM

It was surreal po. First time to cover the entire duration of the celebration, from mass to procession po ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 01:55 PM

Surreal and I think tiring too! Correct? Hehe. Requires a lot of stamina and energy (and a good meal beforehand)

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During the procession, you can hear almost all of the devotees praying the rosary. Then inside the Church, there were those praying in silence either looking towards the image or with their eyes closed.

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo
Apr 17 02:09 PM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Sometimes youโ€™d wonder what theyโ€™re praying forโ€ฆ. And I believe many of them have grave/desperate reasons for running to Our Lady of Manaoag or any other patron saint for that matter

Like what Bishop Jun mentioned in his homily earlier, the Basilica in Manaoag has been a witness to a number of prayers

And I must say, Filipinos are very maternal which is evident in their ardent devotion to the Blessed Mother. No wonder her Churches elsewhere in the country (Manaoag, Baclaran, Antipolo, Peรฑafrancia, and a lot more) are always filled with devotees on feast days and days of devotion.

Since we have been talking about prayer, it is interesting to note that the Holy Father, Pope Francis has designated 2024 as the Year of Prayer, in preparation for the upcoming Jubilee Year throughout the whole Church in 2025. The Holy Father invites the faithful to reinvigorate our love for prayer.

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Apr 17 02:24 PM
Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo

Like what Bishop Jun mentioned in his homily earlier, the Basilica in Manaoag has been a witness to a number of prayers And I must say, Filipinos are very maternal which is evident in their ardent devotion to the Blessed Mother. No wonder her Churches elsewhere in the country (Manaoag, Baclaran, Antipolo, Peรฑafrancia, and a lot more) are always filled with devotees on feast days and days of devotion. Since we have been talking about prayer, it is interesting to note that the Holy Father, Pope Francis has designated 2024 as the Year of Prayer, in preparation for the upcoming Jubilee Year throughout the whole Church in 2025. The Holy Father invites the faithful to reinvigorate our love for prayer.

I like what you said about Filipinos being "very maternal," in relation to devotions to the Virgin Mary. Thank you for this @Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo ! I've also seen a couple of FB posts of @Raymond about the Virgin Mary. Would you share the same depiction of the Filipino people as "very maternal" (in Anton's words)?

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo
Apr 17 02:30 PM

With our great love for the Blessed Mother, the Philippines is given the title "Pueblo Amante de Maria" or "People in love with Mary" or "Bayang sumisinta kay Maria"

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Apr 17 02:31 PM

Weโ€™ve posted your photos on Rappler, @antoncarabeo ! Thanks a lot!

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300+ likes in 11 minutes! @antoncarabeo

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Apr 17 02:35 PM

Thanks @Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo and @Patrick Romero for wonderful photos of Apo Baket's Coronation Feast! Happy to see both of you covering the feast! Sir @Paterno Esmaquel II you must experience this Motherly feels of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag. We have 2 feasts first is every 3rd Wednesday of Easter to commemorate the Canonical Coronation and Every First Sunday of October as Liturgical Feast.

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Paterno Esmaquel II
Apr 17 02:38 PM

Looks like a very moving feast indeed @gmpperegrino ! Yes, I hope to attend the October fiesta! Wait, @gmpperegrino , are you from Manaoag too? I remember you are from Tagaytay, or is that another person? Hehe

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Apr 17 02:42 PM

Haha dami po ako involvements ๐Ÿ˜ but my focus is Lourdes of the Capuchins and Manaoag of the Dominicans โ˜บ๏ธ sometimes I also assist in Fatima Valenzuela.

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Anton Maria Francesco Carabeo
Apr 17 04:01 PM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Weโ€™ve posted your photos on Rappler, @antoncarabeo ! Thanks a lot!

Thank you po once again Sir Paterno! will keep you updated if there are any feasts or celebrations coming up

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Apr 18 01:57 AM
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BTW @jdp @fool_of_myself may we quote on Rappler platforms?

Yes po. You may.

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Apr 18 05:34 AM
Paterno Esmaquel II

Wow thanks for this @maxlimpag ! Interesting photos! How does it feel joining the Traditional Latin Mass?

In my case, I got lost at first. Even with the missal - and its translation - it will take some time to find your way in the liturgy. It is highly ritualistic but very solemn, transcendental even.

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Grasya
Today, 8 hours ago
Paterno Esmaquel II

Wow Taize sessions! What happens during Taize, @Grasya ?

@Paterno Esmaquel II sorry for the very late reply.

Taizรฉ Prayer is evening prayer for all Christian faiths. It is a simple, meditative form of worship, calling us to dwell deeply on Christ's presence around and within us. Mantra songs (like "Jesus, Remember Me"), prayerful silence, and short readings guide the focus of the prayer in a candle-lit environment.

But I don't normally do that. My devotion is more on the Blessed Sacrament adoration. I'm just exposing myself to Jesus, listening to what he says rather than talking.

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Grasya
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@Paterno Esmaquel II I'm against Catholic Memes that indirectly desecrates sacred religious images.

These are sacramentals that can be used by the devil. We have to be aware of what's happening, especially in the spiritual realm. Spiritual warfare is already on-ground.

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Paterno Esmaquel II

Sometimes youโ€™d wonder what theyโ€™re praying forโ€ฆ. And I believe many of them have grave/desperate reasons for running to Our Lady of Manaoag or any other patron saint for that matter

@Paterno Esmaquel II Our Blessed Mother is the best intercessor of our prayers.

I remember from the book of Msgr. Rossetti, The Diary of an American Exorcist, during one of their exorcism sessions, the demons are afraid of her. They know they will be crushed right away. She is always with us, helping to be with Jesus, to trust Him and love and obey God as she did. ๐Ÿ˜€

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