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Unformatted text preview: Virgen Delos Remedios Nuestra Sra De la Merced Nuestra Sra De Turumba Birhen Sang Barangay La Virgen De la Verdad Justicia y Santidad (Our Lady of Truth, Justice and Holiness) Our Lady of Manaoag Our Lady of Piat Marian Feast Days * January 1 Mary, Mother of God * January 8 Our Lady of Prompt Succor * February 2 Purification of the Virgin * February 11 Our Lady of Lourdes * March 25 Annunciation by Archangel Gabriel (it may be either moved to the day before Palm Sunday should this date be on Holy Week ; or to the Monday after the second Sunday of Easter if this date falls on either Friday or Saturday of Holy Week or during Easter Week) * April 26 Our Lady of Good Counsel * May 1 Queen of Heaven * May 13 Our Lady of Fatima * May 24 Mary Help of Christians * May 31 Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces * May 31 Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary * June 27 Our Lady of Perpetual Help * August 15 Assumption into Heaven * August 21 Our Lady of Knock * August 22 The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary * September 8 Nativity (birth) of the Blessed Virgin Mary * September 15 Our Lady of Sorrows * October 7 Feast of the Most Holy Rosary * November 21 Presentation of Mary * December 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception * December 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe Keep the purity of Marian devotions, says cardinal MANILA, May 6, 2008--Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal B. Rosales admonished the parishes in Manila to keep the purity of Marian devotions in the wake of a brewing controversy on the barring of gays from participating in the santacruzan. Rosales had taken the leaders of one parish to task for having gay dressed as ladies participate in santacruzan. I told them that it is not right because thats (santacruzan) a procession. You are destroying the purity of the devotion. Santacruzan reenacts the search for the Holy Cross by Queen Helena and her son, the newly converted Emperor Constantine. They found it in Jerusalem and brought it back to Rome where there was celebration and thanksgiving. Introduced by the Spaniards, it has become part of the Filipino folk religiosity that has evolved into a pageant-like procession that highlights beautiful Filipino maidens with their escorts under the bamboo arches adorned with native flowers. In the Philippines, the Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May) is considered the most regal summer observance and the Santacruzan (Feast of the Holy Cross), has come to be part of it. Rosales stressed he is not discriminating against homosexuals but only wanted to preserve the solemnity of the processions. We should keep sacred what is sacred, he said as he admonished parishes not to allow male homosexuals to play Saint Helena and other female roles traditionally given to local beauty queens....
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course ACC 101\ taught by Professor Sirbondoc during the Spring '11 term at Ateneo de Manila University.
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