Veritas holds Marian Exhibit for Haiyan survivors
Radio Veritas president Father Anton Pascual invited everyone to take this opportunity to witness and accept blessings from these Marian images which devotees believe are miraculous.
Marian images are on display at an exhibit in Pasay City to raise funds for the rehabilitation of areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
The exhibit features 90 life-size canonically crowned replicas of Marian icons venerated by Filipinos, including La Naval de Manila, Manaoag, Peñafrancia, Mt. Carmel, Porta Vaga and Perpetual Help.
In its ninth year, the exhibit conducted by Church-run Radio Veritas runs from January 26 until February 6 at the 2nd floor of the Mall of Asia Entertainment Centre.
Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of Cagayan de Oro formally opened the exhibit with a Holy Mass. Admission is free but organizers encourage visitors to donate.
Radio Veritas president Father Anton Pascual said that proceeds from the exhibit will go to Caritas Manila’s five-year rehabilitation programme for survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan.
Pascual, who is also executive director of Caritas Manila, the social arm of the Archdiocese of Manila, said that the Blessed Virgin would always stand by the poor and disadvantaged, especially those affected by the calamity. Haiyan, which weather scientists tagged as the strongest typhoon on record, devastated the Central Philippines last November, killing thousands and displacing more.
Pascual invited everyone to take this opportunity to witness and accept blessings from these Marian images which devotees believe are miraculous.
Also featured are second-class relics and memorabilia of Blessed John Paul II. The legendary pontiff, who died in 2005, is set to be canonized by Pope Francis on April 27, Divine Mercy Sunday, with Blessed John XXIII at St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
Source: CBCP News