Mt. Carmel Shrine in Cubao declared pilgrimage site by Catholic Church


MANILA, Philippines—Catholics in Metro Manila may not have to travel far to go on a pilgrimage.

The Diocese of Cubao recently declared Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine in New Manila, Quezon City, as a pilgrimage church for the Year of the Faith, which started last month and will end in November 2013.

It was Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco who designated the famous church as a pilgrimage site, announced the CBCPNews, the official news service of the Philippine Church hierarchy.

The faithful may gain plenary indulgence by visiting the church and by going on a “spiritual journey” on their own, according to Fr. Ransom Rapirap, assistant parish priest of Mt. Carmel.

Rapirap suggested that pilgrims visiting the shrine “take part in some sacred function or at least pause for an apt time of recollection with pious meditations” in order to receive plenary indulgence.

Their short reflection must also be concluded with the recitation of the “Our Father,” the profession of Faith, invocations to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the Holy Apostles or Patrons, said Rapirap.

The priest further explained that a plenary indulgence would require a person to be in a state of grace, to be completely detached from sin and to pray for the Holy Father’s intentions.

The individual must also go to confession and receive the Holy Communion up to 20 days before or after completing the other acts, he added.

In Catholic belief, a plenary indulgence is the remission of all temporal punishments levied for one’s sins. These punishments may come either in the here and now or in the next life, in purgatory.

But for those who can’t visit the church due to physical illness, Rapirap said they could still obtain plenary indulgence by praying in their homes the “Our Father” (the Lord’s Prayer), the Apostle’s Creed and other prayers related to the objectives of the Year of Faith.

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    OPS…..marami na namang PhPlenary indulgences ang madadale dito.

    IBIG sabihin nyan, ayon sa mga tagapagtaguyod ng pamimigay ng biyaya, may mga churches na MAS MALAKI ang bigay kaysa iba.  Yong malalaking churches ay pangkaraniwang nakakalamang sa maliliit…..tulad na din ng pagtasa ng mga TNL na mga tagapagtaguyod sa mga sheeple nila: Yong mga WALA, dyan lang sa tabi at baka makahawa pa; yong mga makakapal ang pitaka at magaling sa hatagan, doon sa gitna para makita ng lahat!  DURA VERITAS, SED VERITAS.

    Ganyan sadya ang buhay sa mundo……may nangloloko at may nagpapaloko na kadalasan ay nakasandal sa mga tisikong balikat ….tamad-na-tamad at takot-na-takot gamitin ang kanilang sariling kaisipan at parating ginagamit ang kaisipan at “pananakot” ng iba na kanilang saklay sa buhay.  There are no masters where there are no slaves.

  • geminimind

    Plenary indulgence is a catholic way of doing things but there is one called universal.I am Lord’s prayer  the universal way are as follows Hail Mary and the universal eraser of sins will soon be written hereon ,it is also otherwise known as a decree.

    I AM Lord’s Prayer
    by: Jesus the Christ

    Our Father who art in Heaven,
    Hollowed be thy name, I AM.
    I AM thy kingdom come
    I AM thy Will being done
    I AM on earth as I AM in heaven
    I AM giving this day daily bread to all
    I AM forgiving all life this day even as
    I AM also all life forgiving me
    I AM leading all men away from temptation
    I AM delivering all men from every evil condition
    I AM the Kingdom
    I AM the Power and
    I AM the Glory of God in eternal,immortal manifestation
    All this I AM.


    THE “BESTEST” prayer:  Mamahalin ko ang kapwa ko tulad ng pagmamahal ko sa aking sarili…or words to that effect.  When you wish or pray, USE YOUR OWN THOUGHTS and WORDS and not those of others WHO MERELY SUGGEST how a prayer is to be made, NOT TO USE THEIR OWN PRIVATE and PERSONAL THOUGHTS or IDEAS, as those are their own … and they will surely not appreciate it if you take their own as yours ….or plagiarize it.  GAMITIN ang sariling kaisipan, hindi ang kung anupamang kaisipan ng iba.  SAYANG ang sariling utak kung hindi gagamitin ng lubusan.   

  • geminimind

    by :Mother Mary

    Hail Mary,full of grace,
    The Lord is with thee,
    Blessed art thou among women
       and blessed is the fruit
       of thy womb,Jesus.
    Holy Mary,Mother of God,
       pray for us,
       sons and dauthers of God,
       now and at the hour of our victory
       over sin,disease and death.

  • EREC

    Grabing pa epek ng Katolikong simbahan kung saan ako meyembro…. bakit di ninyo ipanukala na ang mga pari ay may karapatang mag asawa? Dahil ba sa KONTRA doktrina ng Vatican? O dahil may kahati ang Vatican sa pera na makukulikta sa MGA DONASYON/CONTRIBUTION ng milyong Pilipino-Katoliko?

  • EREC

    Bilang baptized na katoliko at nakipamuhay at halubilo sa mga taong may ibang relihiyon…malaki po ang aking pabor kung ang mga paring Pilipino ay magkaruon ng asawa at pamilya. Sa estadong ito ng may asawa at pamilya, ang isang pari mas mauunawaan at maisasabuhay ang realidad na nangyayari sa kumunidad na gaya ng ibang suliranin pamilya sa araw araw.

  • gudwil2all

    mag biyahe ka pa para pakitang tao lang
    kunwari dasal ng dasal samantalang
    mismong kapitbahay na malapit ay di mo man lang kinakausap
    bato bato sa langit ang tamaan huwag sanang magalit

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