Sunday, 07 October 2018 05:53

Saint Padre Pio’s Heart Relic to be venerated at UST

On the day after the solemnity of Nuestra Señora del Santísimo Rosario, the incorrupt heart relic of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, a devotee of the Rosary, will be at the University of Santo Tomas and Santísimo Rosario Parish from October 8 to 9, 2018. This is part of the nationwide tour of the relic with the theme, “Healing and Reconciliation.”

A private conference for clergy and consecrated persons will be held on October 8 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. This will be followed by the procession of the relic from the Parish to the UST Plaza Mayor for a Eucharistic Celebration with Kalookan Bishop Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio David, D.D., as presider. There will be a Renewal of Vows for priests and religious, and a prayer for the sick and for the nation, which are open to everyone.

The overnight veneration at the Parish church, according to Santísimo Rosario Parish Priest Rev. Fr.Louie R. Coronel, O.P., will also be open to the public beginning 7:00 P.M. of October 8. Visitors may enter UST Gate 7 at Padre Noval street

The heart relic will be transferred to the Manila Cathedral after the send-offMass at 7:30 A.M. of October 9.

The visit of the heart relic of St. Padre Pio is organized by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on the Clergy (CBCP-ECC) in coordination with the National Shrine of Padre Pio in Santo Tomas, Batangas.

The visit to UST is part of its tour of the Philippines, which is from October 5 to 26, 2018. The relic will stay in Luzon from October 8 to 11 in the Archdiocese of Manila before being transferred to the Archdiocese of Cebu in the Visayas from October 11 to 13, and to the Archdiocese of Davao in Mindanao from October 14 to 16. (University of Santo Tomas)



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