Santo Niño devotion draws a crowd, and a visiting bishop from the Philippines

Nympha White of Grand Ridge, president of the Filipino-American Society of Central Illinois, carries a banner heralding Santo Niño of Cebu as his image is carried in procession through St. Joseph Church in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Even in times touched by relativism, materialism and secularism, devotion to Jesus as the Santo Niño de Cebu demonstrates how much the Filipino people value their Catholic faith and culture, according to Bishop David Antonio of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia, Philippines. “Surprisingly, though people are exposed to modernity, devotions such as these still gather […]

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Bishop from the Philippines to be in Peoria July 22 for Santo Nino devotions

Bishop David William V. Antonio, apostolic administrator of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines, will concelebrate Mass for the Peoria-area Filipino community at St. Joseph Church in Peoria on July 22. The Mass will also include a procession and blessing of Santo Nino icons, such as the one pictured at right.

The Filipino-American community of central Illinois is preparing to welcome a special guest to its celebration for the 19th anniversary of the enthronement of the Santo Niño de Cebu at St. Joseph Church in Peoria. He is Bishop David William V. Antonio, who was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Nuevo Segovia, Philippines, in […]

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