INA NI KRISTO, INA NG BUHAY.
LA NAVAL DE MANILA 2011.
Katolikong Katesismo para sa pagdiriwang ng Dakilang Kapistahan ng ating Mahal na Ina ng Santo Rosaryo ng La Naval de Manila, Patrona ng Dominican Province of the Philippines sa Santo Domingo Church sa Quezon City. Sunday, October 9, 2011.
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL DE MANILA.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
Among the Dominican Shrines
in the Philippines that of the image of OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY OF LA NAVAL
in Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City rightly deserves first place both for its antiquity and importance. It dates from the 16th century and is located in the National Capital Region. In 1954, a Marian year, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Shrine
in Santo Domingo Church was declared by the Philippine Hierarchy as the
NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL.
The image of Our Lady
venerated at Santo Domingo Church
was sculptured at the request of then the Acting Governor General of the Philippines Don Luis Perez Dasmarinas. Under the direction of Captain Hernando delos Rios Coronel, a chinese artisan sculptured it. It is 56 inches tall. Its head
and hands are of ivory. The Holy Child
is entirely of ivory. It was carved with such skill that after 400 years, it still retains its
MAJESTIC AND IMPOSING BEAUTY which commands reverence and devotion before its presence.
For more than a century, the image was enthroned in one of the side altars of Santo Domingo Church in Intramuros, Manila in a niche protected with iron grills. In 1712, Fr Pedro de Mejorada OP built in her honora stately chapel which was an extension of the transept on the right side. It was from this chapel that the image of Our Lady of the Rosary
presided over the fortunes of the Philippines for centuries. From this throne, she
witnessed the growth and the maintenance of the Catholic Faith in the archipelago.
In 1646, 15 well armed Dutch ships attacked the Philippines. To challenge them, 2 old galleonswhich had served as merchant ships along the Pacific routes in the Acapulco trade were speedily armed. They easily won over them in 5 resounding victories with the miraculous help of the Lady of the Rosary
to whom the Filipino fighters prayed for help. This has come down in history as the famous victories of
LA NAVAL DE MANILA.
In 1907, the venerable image
was canonically crowned in the most solemn rites
spared from that catastrophe, was housed at the University of Santo Tomas
from 1942 to 1954 in
which year, it
was carried in solemn procession to her
new Shrine in Santo Domingo Church
in Quezon City.
Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval
has been declared thePATRONESS
OF QUEZON CITY.
LA NAVAL DE MANILA: INA NI KRISTO, INA NG BUHAY.
La Naval Fiesta 2011 at Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City, September 29 – October 9, 2011.
Schedule of Activities:
September 29, 2011 – Solemn Enthronement of the Image of the Virgin at 5:00 pm
Santo Domingo Church, Quezon City.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
Who live by the example of St Dominic de Guzman, St Albert the Great, St Thomas Aquinas, St Vincent Ferrer, St Martin de Porres, St Peter de Verona, St Raymund of Penafort,St Vincent Liem dela Paz and the Companions of St Lorenzo Ruiz who died as martyrs.
Missionaries who evangelized Bataan, Pangasinan andCagayan. Religious Priests and Brothers who founded and work at the University of Sto Tomas, Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila, Laguna and Bataan, Aquinas University in Legazpi and the Angelicum College in Quezon City and Iloilo.
The only requirement is your willingness to try.
For details, please call Santo Domingo Convent at telephone number # 7126275 / 7437758 / 09156784728 or you may visit the Mother Church of the Dominican Province of the Philippines and National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval - Santo Domingo Church and Convent, 537 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.
DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
AM – 5:45*, 6:30, 7:15, 8:00 AM & 12:15 NN
PM – 6:00
* Rosary, Mass with Liturgy of the Hour
SUNDAYS AND HOLYDAYS:
AM – 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00*, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00
PM – 4:00*, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00
* 8:00 am – Conventual Mass
* 4:00 pm – Parish Mass
MASS WITH BLESSING OF THE SICK AND DISTRIBUTION OF BREAD – every Tuesday right after 12:15 nn & 6:00 pm Mass.
WHO ARE THE LAY DOMINICANS?
The lay Dominicans or Secular Dominicans, as they are called today, (and who in the past have been known as Dominican Tertiaries, members of the Third Orders of St. Dominic, or members of the Order of Penance of St. Dominic) are ‘an Association of the faithful living in the world, who participate in the religious and apostolic life of the Order of Friars Preachers under the guidance of the Dominican Brethren and according to the Rule approved by the Holy See and thus strive for Christian Perfection.’ Although the word profession is often used, they do not take vows and, therefore, cannot be strictly called religious; yet, in a wide sense, they may be called religious living in the world. (R.Vahey, OP,Information)
‘Their vocation is superior to membership in a sodality or confraternity because it includes canonical status in a major religious Order and embraces a more universal objective’ (J.Rubba OP, Third Order of St. Dominic)
It is composed of Lay people, men and women, single and married, who live in and are a sign to the World.
(Excerpts from: Lay Dominicans Manual by:Eladio Neira, OP p29)
From the very beginning of the Order of Preachers, there are already groups of Lay people that participates in the apostolic works and associates themselves with the dominican friars. accordingly, “it has its origin in one of the twelfht century penitential movements which centered around St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers gathered around himself groups of Lay People for the spiritual and material defense of the Church and, ultimately for the participation in the Apostolate. (E.Neira, O.P.) “Thus, it is not surprising that the “history” of the Third Order does not begin in 1285, when the Master General Munio de Zamora officially promulgated its Rule, nor back to the early years of the 13th century, when St. Dominic lived and worked. The “history” of the Third Order goes back many decades before that. To understand what the Third Order is and whence it came, we have to look at the Church of the Middle Ages and the society in which it lived.” (Richard Weber)
it was known then to be the Order of Penitents of St. Dominic, Third Order of St. Dominic, and now as “Lay Dominican Fraternities”.
REQUISITE FOR ADMISSION:
The Dominican Lay Fraternity taps the vocation of men and women (Single or Married with the consent of spouse) to live a life of STUDY, PRAYER and APOSTOLIC WORK according to his / her own state of life.
1. Well disposed person
2. Practicing Catholic
3. Living a devout life and good refute
4. At least 18 years of age
5. Sincerely desirous of christian perfection
6. Can present a letter of recommendation from his/her parish priest
7. Must not belong to any other religious congregation or with another third order
8. Must be willing to attend meetings and study regularly
Any interested party may ask to be interviewed by any Lay Dominican of the Santo Domingo Fraternity. Regular council and Chapter meeting is held every First Sunday of the month from 12:00 nn – 4:00 pm at Santo Domingo Church – National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval, 537 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. For details, pls call Santo Domingo Convent at # 7126271 or text at # 09154855915
SPREAD THE WORD! BE A DOMINICAN LIVING IN THE WORLD!