Filipiniana Book of the Week : Santo Niño : Holy Child Devotion in the Philippines

Filipiniana Book of the Week

 

Santo Niño : Holy Child Devotion in the Philippines

CALL NO.> F 242 Sa5 2001 / HS LRC Filipiniana

“In the Filipino home, the child is the center of the universe. All the attention and care is showered upon him; he is the source of hope and happiness; he is the little angel, the little saint, the reason for living itself. In this fertile ground of deep family sentiments the many manifestations of the Santo Niño have taken root and blossomed.” – p. 45

“Phenomenal is the cult of the Santo Niño in the Philippines. In no other Catholic country is there such a proliferation of the Santo Niño titles as many as there are personal or business relations to invoke his name, in addition to the canonical titles bestowed on him in the different shrines aroun the country.”  – from p. 45

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