Friday, November 24, 2017

Photopost Catchup from the Philippines

We have recently received two photo submissions from Cebu City in the Philippine Islands, the first being of the funeral rites of Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, who passed away on October 18th, and the second of solemn Mass for EF Christ the King. Our thanks, as always, to those who sent them in - evangelize through beauty!

At the Cathedral of St Vitalis and the Guardian Angels
The Archdiocese of Cebu recently mourned the passing of its Archbishop Emeritus, Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, who died on October 18th. He was ordained a priest on March 17, 1956, by the Servant of God Bishop Alfredo Maria Obviar, and served as Archbishop of Cebu for 29 years, from 1982 to 2011. His body was laid in state at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, then placed at the side altar of St Vitalis, the patron saint of the Cathedral.

On October 21, the Cardinal’s remains were brought to the shrine of the martyr St Pedro Calungsod. Cardinal Vidal was instrumental in the cause for canonization of the young Filipino martyr, which took place on October 21, 2012.
He was laid to rest on October 26, following a Requiem Mass in the Ordinary Form celebrated by his successor, Archbishop Jose S. Palma.
The three remaining Filipino Cardinals: Luis Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, Gaudencio Rosales, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, and Orlando Quevedo, Archbishop of Cotabato.

The funeral procession; the carriage used to carry the casket was built in 1872 by order of the Juan Gorordo, the first bishop of Cebu.

At Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish
The Cebuano Summorum Pontificum Society celebrated the feast of Christ the King with a Missa Cantata offered by Msgr. Joseph Tan, media liaison of the archdiocese, and assisted by the Schola Gregoriana of Cebu; before the Mass, Rosary was said, and afterwards, the Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Latin.

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