BULACAN Gov. Daniel Fernando on Friday joined the Diocese of Malolos in welcoming the fifth Philippine visit of the Pilgrim Relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary and 100th beatification anniversary of the saint at the Bulacan Provincial Capitol in the City of Malolos.
The centennial reliquary, which will be toured in different parts of the country, came from the Basilica of Lisieux in France. It contains her leg bone (right femur). It stayed at the Diocese of Malolos during the weekend.
Fernando said welcoming and accepting the relics of St. Therese helps strengthen the faith of the Bulakenyos.
"Tayong mga Bulakenyo ay likas na may takot sa Diyos at may matatag na pananampalataya sa Panginoon. Sa ating pagtanggap sa labi ni St. Therese ay isang paraan hindi lang upang maipagpatuloy ang kanyang layuning maging misyonaryo, ito din ay makakatulong upang mas patatagin pa ang pananampalataya natin dito sa Bulacan (The people of Bulacan are God-fearing and has a strong faith in the Almighty. Our acceptance of the relics of St. Therese not only helps continue her missionary works but it also fortifies our faith here in Bulacan)," Fernando said.
Lay leader Luis Tan of the Diocese of Malolos said that by giving significance to this practice gives fulfillment to her duty as a Catholic missionary.
"The arrival of the relics of St. Therese is very important to us because when we welcome the relics, we welcome the saint herself," Tan said.
The Pilgrim Relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus was also brought to Camp Alejo Santos where Malolos Bishop Dennis Villarojo celebrated a Holy Mass.2023-01-30T16:10:02Z dg43tfdfdgfd