Strategizing the San Pascual Cathedral Project: An Open Letter to San Pascual Devotees

Dear Brethren,

There are three things that define how we are going to act henceforth. First is the loss of Guinarona’s century old image of San Pascual Baylon in June 2010, which, from the looks of it, will never be recovered. Second is the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which, even if only a happenstance, we take to mean as a retribution to the precious image’s loss. Third are the three apparitions of San Pascual Baylon, the latest being on June 21, 2014, coincidentally the summer solstice. Which we take to mean starting over, and that includes acquiring a new San Pascual image and building a new shrine or cathedral in Guinarona.

Therefore, we are writing to enlist your help, as part of the community of San Pascual devotees, by way of donating your services and cash or materials for this construction. Here are the project’s composites. 3poster3d_Structure1_pe

Final Renders, Guinarona San Pascual Baylon Apparitions Cathedral from Benito Maray on Vimeo.

Building Needs

The overall vision for the new Guinarona SPB Apparitions Cathedral is to nurture the spiritual needs of San Pascual devotees, both in Guinarona and all over the world. Man is both body and spirit. Whereas the body needs food, clothing and shelter, the spirit needs feeding of spirit “manna”, which the cathedral will satisfy. Besides, as a pilgrimage destination, Guinarona needs to expand its infrastructures to meet the demands of the times.

Team Building

Any project needs team implementors. Since ours is a world-wide endeavor, please feel free to participate in any of the following teams.

1. Oversight
a) Financing
b) Design
2. Administrative
a) Fundraising
b) Construction

As for the fundraising aspect, we are open to pledges and donations in cash or material, such as gravel, cement. Other donors may opt to shoulder the construction of say, Wall A, Wall B, etc. or Pillar A, Pillar B, etc. The cathedral’s roofing is supplied by Steel Master Building Systems. Sponsors and donors may also opt to shoulder portions or lots of the roofing.

In closing, may San Pascual Baylon work miracles on everything that you do.


The Oversight Committee, Guinarona San Pascual Baylon Apparitions Cathedral Project


. . . And So We Get It

The San Pascual Baylon Apparitions from Benito Maray on Vimeo.

We lost our beloved San Pascual Baylon century old image in June 2010. In the meantime, we have had our hands full in June 2014 or four years after the fact. For one thing, we have had three apparitions by San Pascual, which, owing to modern technology, we were able to capture. Indeed, we do now get it: That it’s time to turn a new leaf, and that our San Pacual icon is not coming back.

Four years. What is the significance of the number 4?

Number 4 resonates with the vibrations and energies of practicality, organization and exactitude, service, patience, devotion, application, pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, worthiness, endurance, loyalty, mastery, building solid foundations, conservatism, determination, production and hard work. Number FOUR also relates to high morals, traditional values, honesty and integrity, inner-wisdom, security, self-control, loyalty, conscientiousness, reality and realistic values, stability and ability. Number 4 vibrates with the attributes of progress, management, justice, seriousness, discipline, system and order, maintenance, constructiveness, dependability, conviction, passion and drive,the world, completion, practice, repetition, realization of power, ability to use practical thinking, basic form of order, prepare for renewal, instinctual knowledge. The meanings of number 4.

Here’s our gallery of the San Pascual Baylon apparitions, as they are mounted on the Guinarona San Pascual Baylon church altar.

In closing, what San Pascual is telling us, is that we lost one icon, but gained so many real-time images from his apparitions.

How is that for turning poison into medicine? Also, the apparitions were the end result of our proposal that we build a new cathedral/shrine for San Pascual.

Which jives with turning a new leaf, with starting over.