OLO the Turumba

Jan 1, 2012 by


Saint Mary,

Our Lady of the Turumba

 

Patron Saint of the Philippines

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FEAST DATE:

See Turumba sa Virgen)

PATRONAGE:

Philippines

St. Mary, Our Lady of Tarumba, Patron Saint of the Philippines (Feast Date: See Turumba sa Virgen)

Extract from Our Lady of Turumba: “The image, according to tradition, belonged to some missionaries who crossed Laguna de Bay in a launch. When the launch was shipwrecked, some of its relics were washed ashore including the image of the Virgin. One Friday morning, some fishermen found the image in the nets. Believing it was a religious image, they decided to drop it off at a parish church. When they started to carry the painting, they found that it was heavy. They tried to carry it in many directions, until it was near the church of Pakil. While they headed that way, the wind and current aided their course; and when they landed, they left the image on a rock so they could continue their fishing duties. A group of women found the image one Sunday morning. Although it had rained during the night, the canvas was dry. When they tried to take it away, they could not move it; even the strongest among them, Mariangga, could not lift it. They quickly told the parish priest, who in turn called the sacristans, choir members and churchgoers to get the image. As they lifted the image, the people around begun to sing and dance. To their surprise, the image gave way. And So the Tarumba to Our Lady was born.” See PICTURE of Our Lady of Turumba. See also: Our Lady of Turumba (Multinlingual), VIDEO: Our Lady of Sorrows of Turumba during the Grand Marian Procession Fiesta 2010.

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Turumba, on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Typhoons Nesat and Nalgae in Manhattan, New York, U.S.A. (September 27 and October 1, 2011) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: October 10- October 23, 2011.

 

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Mercy, may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

For more information about St. Mary, Mother of Jesus, see Mother of Mercy.

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