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AND ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS · 2M ago

300. MY FIRST SAN ROQUE

San Roque (St. Roch of Montpellier)-- along with  San Vicente Ferrer, San Isidro Labrador, San Jose--are perhaps the most popular santo devotions in the early days of our Christianization, this, based on the abundance of images carved in their likene...
AND ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS · 2M ago

299. Guided by the Light: THE MAKING OF A NTRA. SRA. DE GUIA

In my early collecting years,  I must admit I was guided by impulse more than judgment, when buying antiques. That is what happened around 1983, when I made a decision to purchase my first ivory santo, a brown Virgen from the ramshackle shop of Momoy...
AND ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS · 3M ago

298. ANTIPOLO, by Ileana Maramag

People make yearly pilgrimage to this Rizal town to pay homage to centuries-old Brown Madonna.By Ileana Maramagpublished in The Sunday Times Magazine, 20 May 1962.Still drawing a steady stream of pilgrims at this time of year is Antipolo, the small h...
AND ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS · 3M ago

297. Lost for 36 Years: LARAWAN NG SANTISIMA TRINIDAD, of Brgy. Santisima Trinidad, Malolos

It has been a long 36 years since the ancient icon of the miraculous Holy Trinity (“ Larawan ng Mapaghimalang Santisima Trinidad”) of a Malolos barangay with the same name,  disappeared on 27 October 1981. Known variously as “Santisima Trinidad na Or...
AND ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS · 4M ago

296. SANTOS FROM THE U.S.T. MUSEUM OF ARTS & SCIENCES

The oldest school-based museum in the Philippines--the University of Santo Tomas Museum of Arts and Sciences—is home to some of the finest collection of santos and other religious arts in the country. Founded in 1871 by Ramon Martinez, O.P., a profes...
AND ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS · 5M ago

295. ALL ‘S FAIR IN LAL-LO, by Nancy T. Lu

By Nancy T.LuSunday Times Magazine, 28 Sept. 1968, p. 38-41Experienced collectors with a discriminating eye for genuine museum pieces are wont to spot them all over the archipelago whether be in some isolated, weather-beaten ruins, or in some unexplo...
AND ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS · 5M ago

294. VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE: From an Image on a Tilma to a Sculpted Santa

VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE, from the workshop of renown Kapampangan carver, Nick Lugue, 2002The apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe to a Catholic convert, Juan Diego, an Aztec Indian of Mexico, began in Tepeyac Hill in 1531. There, the 57-year old Juan was...
AND ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS · 6M ago

293. BARRIO SALUYSOY’S SANTO CRISTO AND SAN PEDRO: Then & Now

THE TWO SACRED IMAGES OF SALUYSOY, MEYCAUAYANIn the ancient barrio of Saluysoy, in Meycaua...
AND ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS · 6M ago

292. OLD PIECES FROM HEAVEN AND HELL: Luis Ma. Araneta’s Venerable Virgins

Text and Photostyling by Felice Sta. MariaPhotography by Ben Laxina, Originally appeared April-June 1980 issueCollecting is addicting: Luis Ma. Araneta started out as a young boy saving his father’s cigar bands and today owns among the finest assembl...
AND ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS · 7M ago

291. A SELECTION OF RESURRECCIONS

RESURRECCION. Photo courtesy of Mr. Leo Cloma Holy Week in the Philippines culminate in the pre-dawn Easter rite called “Salubong”—a pageant that dramatizes the reunion of the Risen Christ with His Blessed Mother. The religious figures are separatel...