Jan. 16, 2022 - Feast of the Sto. Niño

Sunday Mass Readings

15-01-2022 • 6 mins

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Santo Niño, the oldest and one of the most popular devotions in the Philippines.

When Legazpi landed on the island of Cebu in 1565, one of his soldiers found an image of the Child Jesus. It is believed to be the same statue Magellan had given to the wife of the chieftain of the island after her baptism. The image is venerated today in the Basilica of Cebu. For Filipino Catholics the Holy Child represents a God who is accessible to all and can be approached without fear. The devotion instils the virtues of simplicity, obedience, and trust in God. At the same time it calls for mature discipleship and loving service to all.


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