Cardinal Tagle lauds “The Messiah” musical show

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle expressed his admiration to the meaningful and significant production of the "The Messiah: A spectacular musical Jamaica Reggae of the greatest truth ever told” of the Missionaries of the Poor featuring Fr. Richard Ho Lung and friends from Jamaica.  The show was held at Star Theater, Star City, CPP Complex, Pasay City on Saturday, March 10.


The Manila archbishop was amazed by the splendid performance of the casts and lauded the musical play for bringing inspiration to the people through its heart touching stories about the love and salvation of Christ to mankind.


“I really appreciate how the characters had been treated with so much compassion, so much love and mercy. So let us give them a big hand, to father and the casts. Every movement, every dance, every note was done executed with love especially for the poor whom Jesus love. Thank you very much and congratulations,” Cardinal Tagle said to Radio Veritas.


“No matter how often the story is told, no matter what form the story is presented to us, it never fails to touch us because it is about love, love eternal and it is never finish and it will continue and hopefully thru us the Messiah will again become flesh in love, in concrete actions of love,” he added.


Tagle personally encouraged the faithful to watch the musical play especially this season of Lent to further deepen and strengthen our faith in Christ as well as to help the Missionaries of the Poor in carrying out its mission by living the message of the Gospel and to help make the presence of Christ felt among the poor.


The Missionaries of the Poor was founded in 1981 by Fr. Richard Ho Lung in the slums in Kingston, Jamaica.  MOP was established “in the service of the Gospel and fulfillment of the Beatitudes,” said Fr. Lung. Fr. Lung was a former Jesuit priest and a university professor.

MOP takes care of the poor people as well as the abandoned and forgotten. In 2011, the Missionaries of the Poor sisters came into existence to take care of women and the unborn child, disabled children, elderly women and women who are in need of care (physically and mentally disabled).


MOP has three mission centers in the Philippines: San Andres Bukid, Manila (October 2011), Talisay, Cebu City (February 2014), and Naga City (September 1994).


The Messiah will be shown on March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19, 2017 at 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. It will also be shown in Manressa School in Parañaque on March 15 at 10 a.m., San Beda College on March 16 at 10 a.m., and at Malate Catholic School and St. Jerome Emiliani Institute in Bacoor, Cavite on March 17 at 10 a.m.

The proceeds of the show will go to the beneficiaries of the Missionaries of the Poor programs for the poor and homeless including the completion of the Divine Mercy Apostolate Center in San Andres Bukid, Manila.


The prices of the tickets are: P500 for school shows and P1,000 for weekend shows.  For inquiries you may call on the following numbers: 0929-2104386, 0921-5690800, and 0906-4583257 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..






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