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Mandaluyong Street renamed Jaime Cardinal Sin Street

A street in Mandaluyong City will be formally named Jaime Cardinal Sin Street in ceremonies at 5:30 pm today (August 31, 2011), the 83rd birth anniversary of the late Archbishop of Manila.

Church officials led by two of Cardinal Sin’s secretaries – Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan and Bishop Gabriel Reyes of Antipolo will join Mandaluyong officials in the renaming rites.

The street, formerly E. Rodriguez street, intersects the main thoroughfare Shaw Boulevard, and where Villa San Miguel, Cardinal Sin’s residence for the duration of his term as Manila Archbishop is located.

The idea to rename the street was put forward soon after the death of the charismatic Church leader, one of the main heroes of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

The main highlight of the ceremonies will be the unveiling and blessing of the street signs: Shaw Blvd/Sin St;  Pascual/Sin Streets; De La Paz/Sin Streets and V. Victorino/Sin Streets. Officiating at each unveiling and blessing are Mandaluyong City official, Church official, a Mandaluyong parish priest and a relative of Cardinal Sin.

The blessing is also a way of “consecrating” the neighborhood where a revered man of the Church once resided.

Aside from Archbishop Villegas and Bishop Reyes, the other bishops at the ceremonies will Bishop Francisco San Diego, Bishop Emeritus of Pasig, Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara of Pasig, Bishop Honest Ongtioco of Cubao, Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga and Manila Auxiliary Bishop Bernardino Cortez.

After the unveiling and blessing, a short entertainment program will be held for the people mostly from the area, that will feature a magician to remember the occasions when Cardinal Sin would gather children in his residence to watch clowns and magicians.  There will also be an exhibit of photos and memorabilia of Cardinal Sin  at Villa San Miguel where one of the featured items is a vestment which had been worn by Blessed John Paul II and Cardinal Sin. Fireworks will conclude the event.

Please refer: 
Peachy E. Yamsuan