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Netizens slam devotees, tourists for leaving trash in Holy Week sites

Mar 31, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Irate netizens document the litter left in Holy Week pilgrimage sites and vacation spots

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

Origins of the Visita Iglesia

Mar 27, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Visita Iglesia, the Holy Week practice of visiting and praying in at least 7 churches, was introduced to the Philippines by Augustinian missionaries in the 1560s

VISITA IGLESIA. Filipino Catholics pray at the historic Manila Cathedral during Holy Week. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Virtual Visita Iglesia: Philippine churches in 360-degree video

Mar 23, 2018 - 7:41 PM

To navigate on mobile and see each church in 360-degree view, scroll up and down or swipe left and right on the screen, while listening to and praying the Stations of the Cross

VISITA IGLESIA. Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church in Miagao, Iloilo, is one of the churches featured in Rappler's Virtual Visita Iglesia this year. Screen grab from 360-degree video by Fung Yu

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 3-9, 2017

Apr 09, 2017 - 8:14 AM

Hello Here s a round up of videos from the past week you need to watch

IN PHOTOS: Bags of trash spoil Lent at Antipolo Cathedral

Mar 25, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Together with their prayers pilgrims leave their trash at the Antipolo Cathedral

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

No plans for Holy Week? 21 last-minute things to do

Mar 28, 2015 - 1:50 PM

According to your mood – spiritual reflective restless drained or inspired – here are some things you can do for the rest of the holiday

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

#PugadBaboy: Banal na Beerhouse

Apr 23, 2014 - 5:00 AM

8 beautiful Metro Manila churches for Visita Iglesia

Apr 15, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Explore the metro with an open heart and go to these old and beautiful churches for your Visita Iglesia (church visit) this year

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

Alay Lakad and Visita Iglesia

Apr 07, 2012 - 6:44 PM

Visita Iglesia the journey is just as important as the destination of 14 churches

Holy Thursday

Apr 04, 2012 - 9:59 PM

A virtual Visita Iglesia highlights Holy Thursday on Rappler

[UPDATED] Black Eyed Peas and Holy Week livestreams

Apr 02, 2012 - 3:06 AM

This is the traditional Holy Week in the age of new media

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)