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“Penitential Walk: Deliverance from Calamities and for Peace”



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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urged the faithful to reflect on Christ’s passion, examine our conscience, reconcile with the Lord and renew of life in joining Radio Veritas 2nd Penitential Walk (VIA CRUSIS) with the Archdiocese of Manila, on the 3rd day of April, Good Friday.

The 7-kilometer “Penitential Walk: Deliverance from Calamities and for Peace” will start at San Juan de Dios Hospital, Pasay City and will culminate at the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica.


MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Cardinal Tagle encouraged the faithful to make use of the “Penitential Walk: Deliverance from Calamities and for Peace” to ask for forgiveness from the Lord and make a difference by helping the under-privileged people not only crippled by the onslaught of typhoons and other calamities caused by Climate Change but also due to corruption, injustice, absence of truth, loss of concern for others, of selfishness, and insensitivity to others’ feelings.

The prelate acknowledges that 20-22 typhoons hit the Philippines annually but is saddened by the truth that many Filipinos are stormed everyday by non-concrete turbulences.


OPEN YOUR EYES AND HEARTS

The Prelate also emphasized the catastrophe of the growing number of street childrens, street families, human trafficking, absence of peace and widespread corruption in the country.

Likewise, the Archbishop of Manila also advised everyone to refrain from blaming others for the difficulties they are going through, instead to take action and start anew by means of repentance.

The Prelate hopes that through the Penitential Walk of Radio Veritas, supported by the Archdiocese of Manila, Vicariates of the Holy Family, Holy Spirit, Our Lady of Loreto, San Fernando de Dilao, San Jose de Trozo, Santo Nino, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Joseph the Worker, Sts.Peter and Paul, Sta.Clara de Montefalco,San Felipe Neri and St.John the Baptist, every Catholic faithful would be enlightened to open their hearts and would be encouraged to help those who are experiencing calamities due to greed and sin of mankind.

“Imulat po natin ang ating mga mata upang ang ating puso ay maantig at nang tayo ay kumilos na hindi na mapalala ang mga kalamidad na ito, at humanap ng mga bagong istilo ng buhay upang itong mga kalamidad na gawa ng tao at ng kasalanan ng tao ay mapigil at hindi na po ito maulit pa. Sa ating tinatawag na Penitential Walk, itong Biyernes Santo, atin pong ilalaan sana sa paghingi ng tawad sa Diyos sa napakaraming paghihirap na naidudulot natin sa ating kapwa lalo na sa mga dukha. Inaanyayahan ko po kayo, parang examination of conscience. Tayo po ay magnilay, pag-isipan natin bakit nangyayari ito? Nakita ko ba yan? Ako ba’y naantig? Meron ba akong ginagawa? ”, Cardinal Tagle said over Radio Veritas.


 



For those who wishes to join this penitential walk you may join the entire 7-kilometer walk from San Juan De Dios Hospital in Pasay or join a particular station situated along Roxas Boulevard which is approximately 500 meters apart.  The various stations of the cross are distributed as follows:

Roxas Boulevard North Bound …
(1st station) San Juan de Dios Hospital
(2nd station) COKO I Building/Patio Madrigal
(3rd station) 7-11 Convenient Store (between Cuneta Astrodome and DFA)
(4th station) Philsmed Foundation
(5th station) Lourdes Street (East Ave Bar & in front of Boom na Boom)
(6th station) CCP Fountain
(7th station) Corner of BSP and in front of Manila Yacht Club 1st gate
(8th station) Abandoned building before Aristocrat
(9th station) The Pan Pacific (White bldg. before Ramon Magsaysay)
(10th station) Coffee Bean/Asia United Bank, Ermita
(11th station) UN Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard
(12th station) Manila Hotel
(13th station) Philippine Ports Authority
and (14th station) Monumento going to the Manila Cathedral.