May 7, 2012

The Angel

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After a busy schedule in the first week of May, I decided to rest for a while in our house.  In the afternoon of May 7, I noticed that we have no more chocolate drink and milk to use for the following day. So, I decided to go to the city to buy this food stuff. It was already 4:30 p.m.  On my way to the city, I keep on thinking to drop by the cathedral since I was not able to attend a Holy Mass in the morning.  I arrived at the cathedral five minutes after 5 pm.  I did not know that there was a Holy Mass which started at 4:30 p.m.  I still continue to go inside to look for a seat.  When I sit down during the homily, I saw a young girl with an outfit of an angel.  She was beautiful and I took a picture of her.   She was one of the angels during the Flores de Mayo.  I can remember when my three kids were at her age also.  All of them became angels during the Flores de Mayo in our Parish including my only son.  The parishioners were surprised of my son being an angel.  It was their first time to see a boy as an angel during the Flores de Mayo.  I told them, the leaders of the Angels in heaven are all male.  They stand corrected of what I said.   From that time on, many young boys became interested as angels during the Flores de Mayo.  

 littleGirlInAngelCostume

May 6, 2012

The Flores de Mayo

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May 2, 2012, I went to St. Joseph’s Cathedral to visit the Blessed Sacrament. I noticed that aside from the flowers which were decorated during the fiesta last May 1, the cathedral has already placed decoration for the celebration of “ Flores de Mayo”. The word  MARIA is being placed in front of the altar and they had decorated flowers below it.  This one month devotion in the month of May is in honor of the Blessed Mother. Most of the participants in the Flores de Mayo are young girls within the parish.  This tradition is one way also of influencing young ladies establish  good moral virtues in the society.  


 
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May 1, 2012

One of the Songs of the Holy Face

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St. Joseph is the Patron Saint of Tagbilaran City Parish,  Province of Bohol.   His feast day is celebrated every May 1 for St. Joseph as a worker.  I attended the Pontifical Mass at the Cathedral  which started at 9:30 a.m.   It was a two hour long celebration of the Holy Mass officiated by the Bishop of the Diocese.  One thing touches my heart.  The Cathedral Grand Choir beautifully sang one of the songs of the Holy Face.   The title of the song was JESUS MY LORD MY GOD MY ALL.   I would like to quote one of the lines of the song that I like most and here it goes – Sweet Sacrament, We Thee adore.  Oh! make us love Thee more and more.