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Filipino Shrine at St. Luke Church.
The Black Nazarene (Spanish: El Nazareno Negro, Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno; Filipino: Poóng Itím na Nazareno).
Filipino Shrine at St. Luke's Parish
Santo Niño de Cebú is venerated by many Filipino Catholics. It is the oldest religious Christian image in the Philippines, and was originally given in 1521 as a baptismal gift by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan via Antonio Pigafetta, who physically handed it to Lady Humamay, the chief consort of Rajah Humabon, along with a statue of the Virgin Mary and the bust of the Ecce Homo.
The image merited papal recognition on 28 April 1965, when Pope Paul VI issued a papal bull for the Canonical Coronation and Pontifical High Mass via the papal legate to the Philippines, Cardinal Ildebrando Antoniutti. to mark the 400th anniversary of the icon's finding.
The Holy Child's feast is liturgically celebrated every third Sunday of January. The image is one of the most beloved and recognizable cultural icons in the Philippines, found in both religious and secular areas.
Father Joe Maghinay, former Parochial Vicar of St. Luke's Church, comes back for a visit during Simbang Gabi, 2016.
SUNRISE ON LAKE GALILEE - (below) Father Ric Lorenzo Fernando leads a tour group in the Holy Land. Early risers enjoy a beautiful sunrise on Lake Galilee much as Jesus must have seen it more than 2000 years ago. What an inspiring experience for St. Luke's pilgrims..