arrived at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
past 10:00 AM yesterday.
dancers welcomed with ritual dancing
under the heat of the sun.
It gathered a huge crowd
that the church overflowed.
The mass was presided by Archbishop Jose Palma
along with other priests
and the mass ended past 12:00 noon already.
there was a very long queue of people
who were eager to venerate the Heart Relic
which went down the street.
thousands of people
had touched the Heart Relic
which was in cased in glass
and people just wipe the glass
with their handkerchiefs
or whatever they had with them
knowing that the Heart Relic
was a miraculous one.
It has been known to cure ailing people
with whatever disease they had
provided they believe in miracles
and they had faith in Almighty God.
At almost 8:00 PM,
a solemn procession
brought the Heart Relic
around downtown Cebu City
with hundreds if not thousands joining in.
Upon arriving back at the cathedral,
the very long line of people
wanting to touch and wipe to venerate
continued even up to late at night.
A healing mass followed after.
also known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina,
(May 25, 1887 – September 23, 1968),
was a friar, priest, stigmatist, and mystic,
now venerated as a saint of the Catholic church.
Born Francesco Forgione,
he was given the name of Pius (Italian: Pio)
when he joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.
became famous for exhibiting stigmata
for most of his life,
thereby generating much interest and controversy.
He was both beatified (1999)
and canonized (2002) by Pope John Paul II.
The Sanctuary of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
is located in San Giovanni Rotondo,
Province of Foggia, Italy.
you still have time to venerate
the Miraculous Heart Relic
for it will stay in Cebu City
until the 14th of October 2018.
Check this schedule out below.
Miraculous Heart Relic
up close for several minutes.