From Our Twin City

Hola Sr. Benito,,, es emocionante ver como que amor y reverencia habeis hecho llegar el cuerpo de San Pascual hasta nuestra hermanada ciudad de Guinarona y disfrutar este dia 17 de Mayo de su alegria y de todos sus fieles.  — Basilica San Pascual Baylon The idea of a twin city arrangement between Vila-real, Spain and Guinarona…

Fiestas Past

In the Philippine setting, fiesta is culture and culture is fiesta.  Whereas the United States has Thanksgiving Day, the Philippines, namely each village , has the barrio fiesta:  a time for celebration, a time to give thanks, a time to reconnect with one’s roots.  And yes, the focus of the fiesta is the patron saint–its…

Class A and Class B Relics

As in Guinarona cannot be more fortunate:  We do have  the Class A and the Class B relics of San Pascual Baylon! The Class A relic has San Pascual Baylon’s bone in the center, surrounded by “petals” of lamb hide.  San Pascual used to be a shepherd, hence the symbolism. The Class B relic has…

Of Contemporary Miracles

To a Buddhist, a thing, whether simple or beyond reason, is nothing but the outcome of the right mix, i.e. right temperature, right pressure, right time, etc. To a free spirit, that extraordinary thing is synchronicity, namely synchronized factors or causes of which the event is the result. To everybody else, an extraordinary event or…

Features

A Nice Collage The Guinarona National High School Alumni Night

San Pascual Feast Day 2013

May 17, 2013. Although lacking in frills, the 109th Guinarona Fiesta for San Pascual Baylon was a landmark, with the arrival and installation of the 15th Century relic of San Pascual Baylon. As attested to by its certificate of authenticity, the relic is Class A, being a portion of San Pascual’s bone, hence its power…

At the San Pascual Baylon Shrine I

May 15, 2013, 2:30 P.M., Guinarona. Synchronicity is a potent tool to achieve ends, so when the 15th Century relic of San Pascual Baylon arrived and was received in Manila May 2, 2013 at 2:30 p.m., the time became our template for its installation. While everyone else was busy with the other fiesta activities, we…

In Focus: The 15th Century San Pascual Baylon Relic in Guinarona

From the experiences of people who have had access and witnessed its public acclamation in Guinarona, Philippines, the 15th Century relic of San Pascual Baylon is nothing short of powerful. The common theme is, “Nakakapanindig ng balahibo! (It causes my hair to stand on end!)” And why is that? Wonder no more, because from the…

Guinarona News

Dateline Guinarona, May 19, 2013 “Based on the certificate of aunthenticity, I confirm that our San Pascual Baylon relic in Guinarona is Class A, and it is a portion of San Pascual’s bone.”– ARCHBISHOP JOHN FORROSUELO DU. “Hola Sr. Benito,,, es emocionante ver como que amor y reverencia habeis hecho llegar el cuerpo de San…

FLASH NEWS

Dateline Guinarona, May 17, 2013. FLASH NEWS: Very successful was the 109th Guinarona Fiesta for San Pascual Baylon. May 15 at 2:30 p.m., we were able to inaugurate and install the 15th Century relic of San Pascual Baylon, which was sent in by the Basilica San Pascual Baylon in Vila-real, Spain. May 16 at 4…

News Release: San Pascual Baylon Relic Arrives

A 15th century relic of San Pascual Baylon arrived May 2, 2013  in Manila, Philippines, via FEDEX from Vila-Real, Spain, where San Pascual spent his last days at the Franciscan Monastery there. The nuns at the Basilica San Pascual Baylon have prepared the relic, complete with authentication papers. Romeo Magcuro Jr., of the NBI and…

The 15th Century San Pascual Baylon Relic for Guinarona: A Chronology

REFLECTION. San Pascual was an angel of innocence and virtue and was angelic treasure. However, he mortified his body with sacrifices and penance. Will you go to heaven for the comfortable path of the gift of your appetites? –2nd day, Novena for San Pascual Baylon With the loss/theft of our century old image of San…