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Manila clergy ‘penitential walk’ for voters set Feb. 17

MANILA – Clergy individuals of the Archdiocese of Manila will take care of a penitential stroll on Thursday to pray for voters who will be deciding on the new leaders of the nation within the Could well 9 elections.

In an advisory on Wednesday, the archdiocese acknowledged the process will begin with a Mass at 9 a.m. at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros.

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula would be the most major presider and homilist of the Mass.

“We in particular pray for our folk as we clutch our subsequent leaders this coming Could well. We place a quiz to our fellow Filipinos to be ‘maka-Diyos kaya makabayan, (God-loving and patriotic’ to discern their decision nicely and indulge in leaders who embody and promote the values of the dominion of God,” it added.

The penitential stroll coincides with the 150th anniversary of the martyrdom of the three monks Mariano Gomez, José Burgos and Jacinto Zamora, collectively steadily called “Gomburza”.

The participants will furthermore be joined by other monks from Manila’s suffragan dioceses and the non secular girls and males from a form of congregations.

After the Mass, the penitential stroll will apply from the cathedral to the Gomburza memorial marker at the Luneta Park and can also light then proceed to the Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Guia in Ermita.

The match will be a liturgical and devotional process, an act of public adore and piety, that might maybe well be marked by a Eucharistic occasion at the cathedral and some prayers at the two other sites.

“We are doing an “alay-lakad” based totally on the pious Filipino sense of penitensya. For us Filipinos, doing acts of penitensya or sacrifice is by no design stunning for oneself, nonetheless continuously intercessory, that’s, on behalf of others and in team spirit with others. As clergy, we can assassinate this act of sacrifice no longer most animated for our deepest piety nonetheless furthermore for the sake of our folk and in communion with our folk,” the clergy individuals acknowledged. (PNA)

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