The feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9 is considered one of the most spectacular religious events that take place in the Philippine history. The Black Nazarene is the patron saint of Quiapo Manila. The statue is a life size replica of Christ that was brought to Manila by a Spanish priest in 1606. Since then, miraculous things have been reported to those who touch the image. I had touched the image myself . My friend went in the church with me one day as far as I could remember. During the time its not a Feastday or something its just an ordinary day, I was a bit puzzled why people is lining up on the back of Quiapo church but then i found out that the people is lining because they want to touch the black nazarene , so me and my friend decided to line up and get hold on the one of the most famous image of jesus. Do you think the people go to the feast of black nazarenereally devoted their self from god? For me my answer is YES!! because As for the devotees’ strong belief that their devotion to the Black Nazarene would bring them good luck or good graces in their lives, This is one concept from a devotee and we have to respect that. Whatever purposes they have in mind. So, why are devotees increasing? it is the Black Nazarene! It is the Lord who is alive and present in the Shrine at Quiapo! It is the Lord who does all these miracles and answers the prayers of those who come to Him! It is the Lord who has that special affection for the poor and the weak who come to Him in Quiapo! Devotees were believed to be places where miracles once happened, still happen and may happen. This is the reason why those who experienced miracles keep coming back. It is a wonderful experience to be cleansed, to be one with the peoples, to get in touch with the divine, to experience “heaven” even for a shortglimpse.
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