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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