Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Iloilo welcomes St. Clare of Assisi’s relic

JARO, Iloilo City, Feb. 29, 2012—The Archdiocese of Jaro is ready to welcome the relic of St. Clare of Assisi.

In a recent circular Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo requested the clergy, religious men and women to announce to the rest of the faithful the details of the visit of the relic of St. Clare of Assisi.
“We welcome this visit as a blessing in our Lenten journey, an opportunity for us to reflect on the life and virtues of St. Clare,” Archbishop Lagdameo said.
The said Relic is scheduled to arrive in the new Iloilo Airport on March 3, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., and will be brought by motorcade to the Jaro Carmel in Iloilo City.
At 2 p.m. Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo will celebrate the Holy Eucharist to welcome the Relic of St. Clare.
St. Clare’s relic will be enshrined at the Jaro Carmel chapel in the whole duration of its visit in Iloilo.
It will be available for public veneration from 3:30 until 10 p.m. on the first day of the visit.
Vespers will be prayed at 5:30 together with the Carmelite Community. The veneration of the Relic will resume at 6:30 p.m. while the sacrament of Reconciliation, prayers, and presentations are held.
On Sunday, March 4, the Jaro Carmel Chapel will be opened at 5:30 a.m. Lauds with the Carmelite Sisters will be prayed at 5:45 a.m. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist, presided by Archbishop Lagdameo, will follow at 6:30 a.m.
After the Holy Mass the Relic will be sent off to Antique. (Fr. Mickey Cardenas)


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