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LOOK: Marian fashion event in Baguio City

Jun 01, 2019 - 9:13 AM

Baguio-based designers show off their Marian-inspired creations at 'Santa Maria, Sabsabong ti Mayo'

MARIAN FASHION. Models show off the Marian-inspired pieces of Baguio based designers on May 31, 2019. Photo by Mauricio Victa

Filipinos mark 400th year since Lady of Carmel's arrival in Philippines

May 05, 2018 - 7:52 AM

'Sa mundong sumasamba sa mga huwad na diyos, bumalik tayo sa Carmel,' writes Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle for 'Salubong at Traslacion'

FLUVIAL PROCESSION. The image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is brought on a fluvial procession around Manila Bay on May 4, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PANOORIN: Pag-uumapaw ng debosyon sa Nazareno

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Kahit mga pari, hirap pa ring maintindihan ang debosyon sa Poong Nazareno

NAZARENO DEVOTION. Devotees scramble to touch the rope pulling the carriage of the Black Nazarene in Binondo, Manila, on January 9, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Tira Bakal, a different kind of devotion, penance

Apr 14, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Locals of San Fernando Pampanga add a twist to the traditional senakulo during Holy Week

TIRA BAKAL. Flagellants re-enact the suffering of Jesus Christ in San Fernando, Pampanga on Good Friday, April 14. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

A Sinulog story of love and devotion

Jan 15, 2017 - 11:13 AM

The love story of devotees Irish and Edwin Labatus traces its roots from the Sinulog celebration

FAMILY TRADITION. The Labatus family takes a pose after the fluvial procession. All photos by Apple Grace Danuco/Rappler

Mimicking Christ's suffering: The mandarame of Pampanga

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Despite discouragement from Church officials, the annual ritual has attracted so many local and foreign spectators that it has been included in the calendar of events of the city government and the regional tourism office

PENITENTS. Barefoot and face-covered flagellants form two lines as they walk along a street in San Pedro Cutud village in San Fernando City. All photos by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Black Nazarene: Devotion from the inside

Jan 10, 2016 - 10:13 PM

What happens when the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene closes its doors?

Devotees inside the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene after a 20 hour Translacion on January 10, 2016.

Filipinos' deep devotion showcased at Nazareno procession

Jan 09, 2016 - 10:15 AM

2ND UPDATE Critics say the parade amounts to idolatry but Church authorities say it is a vibrant expression of faith in one of the world s most fervently Catholic nations

DEVOTION. Devotees try to get near the carriage carrying the image of Jesus of the Black Nazarene as the annual Translacion starts at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The Black Nazarene, faith, miracles, money

Jan 09, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The image of the Black Nazarene although duplicated a million times over the years still holds various meanings and uses to sellers buyers devotees

Vendors sell religious items outside Quiapo Church days before the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

Manaoag: Why Filipinos cry before 'Apo Baket'

Feb 22, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Described as a people s Catholicism popular piety as seen in Manaoag manifests a thirst for God which only the simple and poor can know

'APO BAKET.' It's the name devotees use to call the Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag, whose centuries-old image is displayed at Manaoag Basilica in Pangasinan. Photo by Tony Rivera

Tagle on Manaoag Basilica: 'With honor comes mission'

Feb 19, 2015 - 4:49 PM

The Manila archbishop says We see God in the basilica but do we see God in our neighbors – the hungry the thirsty the naked the homeless the prisoners?

HIGH-RANKING. Cardinals Luis Antonio Tagle, Orlando Quevedo, and Gaudencio Rosales lead the Mass for the proclamation of Manaoag Shrine, Pangasinan, as a basilica. Photo by Vanie Fontanilla

Yolanda storm survivors pledge processions as thanks

Mar 14, 2014 - 5:04 PM

For the lucky community of Opong who lived through Typhoon Yolanda weekly processions are their way of giving thanks for their survival

DEVOTION. This picture taken on November 18, 2013 shows survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan marching during a religious procession in Tolosa on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte, over one week after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the area. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

More than 2,000 emergencies during Nazarene procession

Jan 09, 2014 - 1:54 PM

2nd UPDATE As of 6 pm DOH records 1 686 health consultations while the Philippine Red Cross says they assisted 832 other patients

'Grease' is the word

Oct 16, 2013 - 1:44 AM

9 Works Theatrical brings back to Manila one of the greatest musicals of all time

SANDY AND DANNY. Frencheska Farr and Gian Magdangal. All photos courtesy of 9 Works Theatrical

Nazareno: Does it make the Pinoy a better neighbor?

Jan 09, 2013 - 6:56 AM

The Quiapo Church rector warns against easy judgments about the Black Nazarene devotion which attracts 8 M Catholics to a rowdy annual procession