Thursday, April 6, 2017

Cardinal Tagle invites faithful to join Penitential Walk for Life


“Let us join Jesus who walked with us humbly, justly, and lovingly. Every step we take is a commitment to the value of life that Jesus offers to all, especially the poor and neglected.”

This is the call of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle in a circular addressed to all priests, religious communities and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Manila as invites his flock to join the Way of the Cross called Penitential Walk for Life on April 14, 2017, Good Friday from 4:30 am to 9:00 am.

The Way of the Cross will start its first station at the Plaza Rajah Sulayman in Malate Manila. The last station will be at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral) in Intramuros. The Penitential Walk will pass through Roxas Boulevard.

Cardinal Tagle also encouraged those who will join the Penitential Walk for Life to bring transistor radio to listen and follow the prayers and meditations aired over Radio Veritas.

The Penitential Walk for Life is organized by Radio Veritas846, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Sangguniang Laiko, and the Archdiocese of Manila.

In February 18, 2017, thousands of Catholic faithful took part in the “Walk for Life” an initiative of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ Episcopal Commission on the Laity through its lay arm, the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas at the Quirino Parade Grounds in Rizal Park, Manila. Walk for Life was intended  to put forward the advocacy for the care, protection and defense of all human life from conception to natural death, as well as due process for law offenders, humane treatment of criminals and adequate rehabilitation for those involved in drugs.

Radio Veritas in partnership with the Archdiocese of Manila and TV Maria first organized the Penitential Walk on April 18, 2014 and April 3, 2015. With themes “Via Crucis for Good Weather” in 2014 and “The Poor in the Experience of Calamities and for Peace” in 2015, both Good Friday Walks are meant for the country’s safety from future calamities. (Jheng Manalang Prado/RCAM-AOC)


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