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Our lady of Mt. Carmel
Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Carmelite Monastery Lipa City
Feast July 16

Novena Mass: 5: 15 pm

July 7 - Msrg. Rafael Oriondo
Theme: Ang mga unang misyunero at ang
kanilang pagdadala kay Jesu Kristo sa
lupang Batangas.

July 8 - Fr. Fed Magboo
Theme: Ang mga unang obispo at pari ng
Simbahang Lokal ng Batangas sa kanilang
pagsisikap na mapalaganap ang
pakakakilala kay Jesu kristo ng mga

July 9- Fr. Eric Arada
Theme: Ang mga katekista at ang
kanilang pagtuturo tungkol kay Jesu-

July 10 -Fr. Rodem Ramos
Theme: Ang mga magulang at ang kanilang
pangngaral at pagsaksi kay Jesu kristo

July 11-Msgr. Alfredo Madlangbayan
Theme: Ang Arsidyosesis ng Lipa at ang
kanyang pagkilala kay Jesu Kristo sa
pamamagitan ng kanyang mga institusyon
at mga alagad.

July 12-Rev fr. Dakila Ramos
Ang Arsidyosesis ng Lipa at ang kanyang
panawagan na maging saksi ni Jesu-
Kristo sa pamamagitan ng aral ng
Batangueno at Pondong Batangan

July 13-Rev. Fr. Boy Vergara
Ang Centenario ng Arsidyosesis ng Lipa
at ang panawagan ng pagbabalik loob kay

July 14-Rev. fr. Junie Maralit
Ang Centenario ng Arsidyosesis ng Lipa
at ang Paghayo upang ipahayag ang
Mabuting Balita na si Jesu-Kristo

July 15-Rev. Fr Eyong Ramos
Theme: And Centenarion ng Arsidyosesis
ng Lipa at ang pagdiriwang ng Buhay ng
pagkakaisa at pagdadamayan kay Jesu-
Kristo sa Liwanag ng unang Kristiyanong

FeastDay July 16
10:00 am Concelebrated Mass
Most Rev. Ramon C. Argulles and all
priests concelebrant

Choir: St. Francis de Sales Major Seminary

Procession after 5:00 pm Mass
( Our Lady of the Pilgrims )

This unique image is that of the Immaculate Conception under the aspect of a pilgrim. The virgin’s head is crowned with a halo of twelve stars. She wears a white vestment and a blue cape. She stands on an orb and crushed beneath her heels the serpent. Her pilgrim advocation is depicted by the straw hat on her head and a wooden staff with a gourd of oil at the tip that she carries.

The title: Our Lady of the Pilgrims recalls the 2nd Joyful Mystery, the Visitation. The Virgin’s sojourn from her home at Nazareth to the hill country of Judea - home of her aged cousin Elizabeth and her equally aged husband, Zachariah. She made this tiresome and perilous journey to console and aid the saintly couple who where anticipating the birth of a child – St. John the Baptist.

Upon entering the home of the couple she humbly greeted Elizabeth. The sound of her sweet voice stirred with joy the baby in Elizabeth’s womb. St. John the Baptist at such an early stage recognized Jesus presence in Mary’s womb. Unable to contain her joy for the great things God has done for her. The Mother of God jubilantly sang her Magnificat.

The feast of the Nuestra Señora de la Peregrina is on the Third Sunday of advent. She is the patroness of the pilgrims, travelers, expectant mothers and childless couples, midwives, sick and health workers. Her image is now lovingly treasured and venerated at St. Anthony Shrine – V.O.T. Church in Bustillos, Sampaloc, Manila.

History of the Devotion to

In 1783, the Franciscan Friars of the Province of San Gregorio Magno transferred the center of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi ( S.F.O. ) to Sampaloc. And in 1794, allowed the tertiary to build a chapel next to the Parish of Our Lady of Loreto. This was placed under the patronage of Nuestra Señora de la Peregrina and her image was installed in its main altar. This chapel became the scene of religious ceremonies in her honor. The feature of the devotion to Our Lady of Pilgrims was the annual procession which thousands attended.

On July 1880, the Chapel of the Venerable Orden Tercera or Venerable Order of Tertiary was greatly damaged by an earthquake. Rev. Fr. Pedro Flores, OFM started the initial repairs on the chapel. But it was under Rev. Fr. Ramon Cervices, OFM, that a totally new edifice was finished in 1888.

However, this sanctuary to the Blessed Virgin Mary was totally destroyed in the catastrophe of World War II. In the early days of February 1945 – during the Liberation of Manila, V.O.T chapel was gutted by fire. But thanks to the efforts of Rev. Fr. Jose Pamintuan – Parish Priest of Our Lady of Loreto, the image of the Peregrina was saved. For a time it occupied a temporary altar at the Priest’s Residence, sharing it with the miraculous image of Our Lady of Loreto.

After the war, Rev. Fr. Mariano Montero, OFM transferred the image and devotion of St. Anthony of Padua from its temporary refuge at the Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados Parish, Santa Ana, Manila to the ruins of V.O.T. chapel in Sampaloc. The new Shrine and Friary was completed and rededicated to St. Anthony of Padua in 1947 by His Eminence Rufino J. Santos, D.D., Archbishop of Manila. From then devotion to St. Anthony of Padua flourished in this new Shrine.

However, instead of allowing the ancient image to fade into oblivion, Fr. Montero gave the Peregrina a majestic throne high above the niche of St. Anthony in the main altar. She occupied this exulted position until the retablo was demolished in 1973 in accordance with the precepts of Vatican II. Rev. Fr. Francisco Reyes, OFM had the image moved to the right side niche near the ambo. In 1980, Rev. Fr.. Batazar Obico, OFM had the image of the Peregrina brought down and the image of Our Lady of Lourdes installed. It was the start of Our Lady of the Pilgrims’ painful exile.

First she was placed in the landing of the stairs of the belfry. There in the solitary confines of the laundry room. But it was during these deplorable years that Bro. Fernando “Popong” Martinez and Bro. Dennis de Jesus, strove to keep the devotion to her alive. Every June 13 – Feast of St. Anthony, they would contribute their humble resources to bring her image on procession. But even this was discontinued.

During the office of Fr. Wilfredo Benito, OFM as rector of the Shrine (2001-2004), interest in the Nuestra Señora de la Peregrina resurfaced again. With the efforts of John Erwin B. Enriquez, Jesse C. Nell, German I. Malabanan and Juanito Ysrael, they were able to convince the friars to move the ancient image within the friary and allow it to join the procession of St. Anthony. Research made at University of Santo Tomas in España, Manila yielded the much needed documentation to validate the image’s antiquity. This prompted the Saint Anthony OFM Community to consider having the image returned inside the shrine.

The most coveted day arrived on December 8, 2003 – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. After 23 years of senseless exile, the Virgen de la Peregrina was re-enthroned in the right side niche. In a simple yet meaningful ceremony, the image was brought to he throne amidst the singing of Salve Regina after which, it was incensed. In his homily during the Holy Mass, Fr. Willy introduced her to the faithful. He eloquently narrated the history of her devotion and encouraged all to have recourse to her.

Equally devoted to Our Lady of the Pilgrims is Rev. Fr. Albert Marfil, OFM – SFO National Spiritual Director (2001-2007). It was he who recommends that the image no longer join the procession to avoid the 2004 accident on the Virgin’s fingers. It was under his tutelage that the regular cleaning and re-vesting of image institutionalized. It was his earnest desire to have the image restored to its former beauty.

Efforts are being paved to have a Saturday Devotion in Honor of Nuestra Señora de la Peregrina. We therefore enjoin all Marian Devotees to pray for the cause and visit her frequently at St. Anthony Shrine – V.O.T. Church, Bustillos, Sampaloc, Manila.

Is there's anybody here who is kind and generous to share a copy of the Novena of La Virgen de la Peregrina of the VOT Church, San Antonio Shrine, Bustillos, Sampaloc, Manila. Please PM me your cellphone. thank you so much and God Bless
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"There is no fruit in the history of salvation that does not have as its necessary instrument, the Mediation of Mary." - Pope Benedict XVI

Day 4 - September 12, 2009 (Saturday)
Venue: San Sebastian Cathedral
12:00 a.m. - Exposition of the Bl. Sacrament & Vigil

3:30 a.m. - Morning Praise

4:00 a.m. - Procession from Cathedral to Proposed Parish of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace, Antipolo del Norte

Venue: Proposed Parish of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace
5:30 a.m. - Arrival at Proposed Parish of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace

6:00 a.m. - Eucharistic Celebration
Main Celebrant: Most. Rev. Ramon C. Arguelles
Homilist: Most. Rev. Ramon C. Arguelles
All Altar Servers / Offerers / Collectors / Choir

7:00 a.m. - Breakfast

7:30 a.m. - Marian Hymns: Proposed Parish of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace Choir

8:00 a.m. - Confessions (until 12:00 nn)
- Talk: Msgr. Dr. Arthur Calkins, STD (Rome)

9:00 a.m. - Liturgical Interpretative Dance

9:30 a.m. - Talk:

10:30 a.m. - Marian Hymns: Proposed Parish of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace Choir

11:00 a.m. - Talk: Dr. Mark Miravalle (Ohio, USA)

12:00 n.n. - Angelus; Marian Hymns
- Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. - Procession from Proposed Parish of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace to Carmel Monastery

Venue: Carmel Monastery
2:15 p.m. - Arrival at Carmel Monastery / Welcome Remarks

2:30 p.m. - Introduction / Presentation of Asia Oceana Mariological Conference & Delegates: Most Rev. Ramon C. Arguelles

2:50 p.m. - Sharing: Bishop Soc Villegas

3:00 p.m. - Chaplet of Divine Mercy (chanted): Sr. Milagros Gregorio

3:30 p.m. - Eucharistic Celebration
Main Celebrant: Bishop Joseph Mario Poon, DD (Amsterdam)
Homilist: Bishop Joseph Mario Poon, DD (Amsterdam)
Commentator: Gil Aggari (Marawoy)
Lector 1: Ruelan Gonzales (Padre Garcia)
Psalmist: c/o Seraphim
Prayer Leader: Bado Paran (Lodlod)
Acolytes: Omac De Torres, Mel Ella, Rod Espiritu, Hector Segismundo, Norberto Adriano,
Carlos Dimayuga II, Medy Sale, Rey Castillo, Ray Lasi
Collectors: Cathedral
Choir: Seraphim

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