Friday, April 07, 2017

Jubilee of Mercy Churches (Part 1)

Well hello there ... yes I'm still around a bit busy with personal stuff and life in general. Sorting through my pictures is a good distraction for me. This made me realize I wasn't able to blog about our pilgrimage to Jubilee of Mercy designated churches, last year. This being Holy Week, blogging about churches would seem appropriate, no?
In the Jubilee Year of Mercy, from Dec. 8, 2015, to Nov. 20, 2016, some selected churches in the Archdiocese of Manila opened doors to make the pilgrimage an enriching experience. To accomplish this, Catholics need to pass through the church’s Holy Door of Mercy, profess the faith by reciting the Creed and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father. In the Archdiocese of Manila, the Jubilee churches are: the Manila Cathedral; Santuario de Santo Cristo Parish in San Juan; Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Mandaluyong City; Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Pasay City; and the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Makati City. Since this is a pilgrimage—although a local one—the five churches in Manila made sure participants have a “passport” to guide them in their journey. After they accomplish the required activities they should proceed to the parish office for stamping of their passports.

Last May 3, 2016, we got our pilgrims' passports at (1) The Manila Cathedral.

It was a really hot day and we were drenched in sweat by the time we were done but it was an enriching and solemn experience towards being more merciful in every possible way.

(2) Sanctuario de Santo Cristo Parish in San Juan which we visited on May 05, 2016 is a church I am quite familiar with as it is located just a few blocks away from where I attended high school in the late 1980s. I remember my late aunt would hear mass at this parish every single day back then. So her driver would pick us up from home, she will be dropped off at this church then we would be taken to our school.

To be continued ... part 2!


Photo Cache said...

I like that program. Do they have that every year? A good way to discover other churches.

Hope you have a solemn Holy Week and a joyous Easter. I'm going on vacation so my blog would be a little quiet for a bit.

Kayni D said...

A peaceful Holy Week and a joyous Easter to you and your family. I've been away from the blogging world and I'm hoping I'll be able to stick to writing this time.

DaPHne LAura said...

Photo Cache - no it is not an annual event. It was decreed by Pope Francis for people to be more merciful by doing pious acts. It was only for a specific period of time so I was glad we were able to complete it within the specified months.

Wow enjoy your vacay! I do need a break too but hubby is quite busy with work so not sure when I will be able to have one hehe

DaPHne LAura said...

Hi Kayni welcome back to blogging. I understand how life can indeed take over so we don't get to blog as often as we want to and we tend to miss it far more than we care to admit! :D

A peaceful Holy Week to you and your family too!

NaRong said...

A good way to discover other churches.

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