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WATCH: Stations of the Cross 2019

Apr 14, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Society of Saint Paul Philippines-Macau brings us a virtual yet meaningful Way of the Cross in Ligao City

SORROW. Religious images and actual plays depict the passion and death of Jesus Christ. Religious image photo by Jordan Villa/Rappler; Quezon City inmates theater play photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The stories behind the Passion of Jesus

Mar 30, 2018 - 12:45 PM

These are the stories of the key characters in the Stations of the Cross

Origins of the Stations of the Cross

Mar 28, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Know the story behind the origins of this Catholic act of devotion that commemorates the passion and death of Jesus Christ

Why a visit to Jerusalem is a must for Catholics

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:53 AM

From the spot Jesus was born to the site of his crucifixion, here are 6 must-see places for Catholics

HOLY SITE. Jerusalem is considered a holy site by Jews, Christians and Muslims. Photo by Rappler/Natashya Gutierrez

Holy Week 2018: Where to pray Stations of the Cross in Bicol

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:01 PM

For those who are Bicol-bound this Holy Week, here are tourist destinations that also serve as venue for Stations of the Cross and other traditions

MOUNTAIN HOTEL TURNED NATURE PARK: MAYON SKYLINE. Every year, devotees gather at the Mayon Skyline. Photo courtesy of Ian Diaño

Holy Saturday retreat: Presence of peace

Apr 04, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Through his unconditional love on the cross Jesus taught us to look beyond the sins and shortcomings of others

Good Friday retreat: Absence of angels

Apr 03, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Sometimes it is the memory of ourselves being forgiven that will make possible our forgiving others

Holy Saturday retreat: Closing prayer

Apr 02, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Is there an area in your life – or a person – causing you pain and where the Lord is inviting to take the pain out of love?

Holy Thursday retreat: Silence of stones

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:00 AM

This is your time for God and for yourself – a rare luxury given our busy and frantic lives Be generous with God and don’t shortchange yourself

Holy Saturday retreat: The peace of Easter

Mar 31, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Easter hope brings peace even in the midst of turbulence

Preparing for our online Holy Week retreat

Mar 31, 2015 - 9:27 AM

How would you describe the present season of your life? Take this survey to prepare for our online Holy Week retreat

Holy Saturday retreat: Bridge-building

Mar 30, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Every time you build a bridge you never know how far it can take those who eventually get to cross it

Holy Saturday retreat: The Easter invitation

Mar 29, 2015 - 11:11 PM

This is the heart of Easter – to allow the love of God and the power of that love to transform us The Easter invitation is clear:
 Empty your tomb

Rappler hosts Jesuit's online Holy Week retreat

Mar 29, 2015 - 7:02 AM

Complete with video clips and music to soothe the spirit the online Holy Week retreat runs from Holy Thursday to Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday retreat: Learning from the Lord

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:54 PM

Ask the Lord to teach you how to do as he did: To drop the stone to forego flights and to discard the worldly crown

Holy Saturday retreat: The tomb of our old selves

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:47 PM

Are you willing to let God roll away the stone for you and to liberate you from your tomb?

Holy Saturday retreat: Making sense of disquiet

Mar 26, 2015 - 10:44 PM

Sometimes a sense of disquiet is but a sign that we are not in control because God is actively moving in our lives

Holy Saturday retreat: Stone, angel, and empty tomb

Mar 25, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Imagine yourself part of the scene feeling the mingled emotions of that first Easter morn: puzzlement excitement and fear

Holy Saturday retreat: 'An absolutely powerless God'

Mar 24, 2015 - 10:40 PM

Holy Saturday is an invitation to do what Jesus did: to discard our crown It is a call to self dethronement

Holy Saturday retreat: 'This man's life was a failure'

Mar 23, 2015 - 10:36 PM

The dead Jesus of Holy Saturday buried in a tomb he could not even call his own is the very icon of utter poverty and powerlessness

Good Friday retreat: Closing prayer

Mar 16, 2015 - 11:17 PM

The song which is really a prayer is called I Look to You covered by Boyce Avenue It is a plea for help in times of trouble

Good Friday retreat: Lost and broken wings

Mar 15, 2015 - 10:48 PM

Lost and broken wings can mean many different things: the end of a cherished career the sudden death of dreams the loss of a good reputation

Good Friday retreat: Losing our wings

Mar 14, 2015 - 10:47 PM

Life has a way of making us lose our wings and bruise our hearts We can opt to fight it but such a battle only embitters us

Good Friday retreat: From 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Mar 13, 2015 - 10:36 PM

Imagine a slow painful and humiliating death and all throughout the process the antidote that can end all your suffering lies just within your reach

Good Friday retreat: Suffering Servant of Yahweh

Mar 12, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Imagine standing before the cross and seeing the Lord as described in these hauntingly vivid verses

Good Friday retreat: Lenten temptation

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Jesus showed that he was no slave to the human need for social approval and affirmation How about you?

Holy Thursday retreat: Closing prayer

Mar 10, 2015 - 11:02 PM

The bottom line of course is a call to conversion which means nothing more than to come home to the Father

Holy Thursday retreat: The Lord's invitations

Mar 08, 2015 - 10:59 PM

What would it take for you to drop your stone? What would it take for you to forgive?

Holy Thursday retreat: The arrest of Jesus

Mar 06, 2015 - 10:50 PM

When Simon Peter had drawn his sword our Lord immediately asked him to put it away It is the time not so much for fighting but for disarmament

Holy Thursday retreat: Night of silence

Mar 04, 2015 - 10:38 PM

Here was someone who could make even the stones sing And yet on the night of his betrayal and arrest there was only the silence of stones

Holy Thursday retreat: Turning stones into bread

Mar 02, 2015 - 10:34 PM

It almost seems like our Lord had a plan to win Judas back that night It was however a plan that failed

Holy Thursday retreat: At the Last Supper

Feb 28, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Keep your eyes on the Lord imagining yourself among the disciples on this last night of Jesus’ earthly life

Holy Thursday retreat: 'Free burgers' in the desert

Feb 26, 2015 - 10:28 PM

Imagine going without food – for 40 days in the desert – and suddenly right there amid the dunes you find a drive through that offers free burgers

Holy Thursday retreat: 3 temptations, 3 basic needs

Feb 24, 2015 - 10:24 PM

Which type of temptation do you think you would find – or have found – hardest to resist? Why?

Holy Thursday retreat: Temptation in the desert

Feb 20, 2015 - 8:22 PM

Think about the 3 temptations and ask yourself: Which one might have been the toughest for the Lord to resist? Why?

Holy Thursday retreat: Opening prayer

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:03 AM

As you listen to the Beatles song In My Life think of the people and places you hold dearest in your life

Virtual Visita Iglesia in a click

Mar 23, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Rappler s virtual Visita Iglesia allows visitors to tour 14 Philippine churches and do the Stations of the Cross at their own pace

VIRTUAL TOUR. This church in Mahatao, Batanes is one of the churches we will visit during Rappler's virtual Visita Iglesia. Photo by Fung Yu

I - Jesus is condemned to death

Apr 01, 2012 - 2:51 AM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of San Carlos Borromeo Church in Mahatao Batanes


“Pilate said to Jesus, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth” (Jn 18: 37)

II - Jesus takes up his cross

Apr 01, 2012 - 2:43 AM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of the Santa Monica Church in Sarrat Ilocos Norte

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest... For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Mt 11: 28, 30)

III - Jesus falls the first time

Apr 01, 2012 - 2:42 AM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of the Santa Maria de Assunta Church in Santa Maria Ilocos Sur

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest... For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Mt 11: 28, 30)

IV - Jesus meets his Mother

Apr 01, 2012 - 2:42 AM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of the Barasoain Church

When Jesus saw his Mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his Mother, 'Woman, behold your son.' Then he said to the disciple, 'Behold your Mother'” (Jn 19: 26-27)

V - Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry his cross

Apr 01, 2012 - 2:41 AM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Maragondon Cavite

And as they led Jesus away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus” (Lk 23: 26)

VI - Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Apr 01, 2012 - 2:39 AM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of the Immaculate Conception Church in Balayan Batangas

God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ” (2 Cor 4: 6)

VII - Jesus falls the second time

Apr 01, 2012 - 2:39 AM

Pray while taking virtual tour of the Taal Basilica in Taal Batangas

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed” (1 Pt 2: 24)

VIII - Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem, who weep for him

Apr 01, 2012 - 2:38 AM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of San Ildefonso Parish Church in Tanay Rizal

There followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning to them said, 'Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children'” (Lk 23: 27-28)

IX - Jesus falls the third time

Apr 01, 2012 - 2:38 AM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of the Church of San Pedro de Alcantara in Pakil Laguna

You are those who have continued with me in my trials; and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom” (Lk 22: 28-30)

X - Jesus is stripped of his garments

Apr 01, 2012 - 2:16 AM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of the Basilica Minore de San Miguel Arcangel in Tayabas Quezon

So they said to one another: 'Let us not tear it, but casts lots for it to see whose it shall be.' This was to fulfil the scripture, 'They parted my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. So the soldiers did this” (Jn 19: 24)

XI - Jesus is nailed to the cross

Mar 31, 2012 - 9:44 PM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of the Church of San Juan Bautista in Tabaco Albay

There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, 'Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews'” (Jn 19: 18-19)

XII - Jesus dies on the cross

Mar 31, 2012 - 9:42 PM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of the St Anne s Parish Church in Molo Iloilo

When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, 'It is finished'; and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit” (Jn 19: 30)

XIII - Jesus is taken down from the cross and given to his Mother

Mar 31, 2012 - 9:07 PM

Pray while taking a virtual tour of the Carcar Church in Cebu

One of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. He who saw it has borne witness – his testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth – that you also may believe” (Jn 19: 34-35)