According to the Manila Bulletin Newspaper, the devotion to the Holy Child finds its roots in the beginnings of Christianity when Ferdinand Magellan and his companions brought with them the image of the Santo Niño. Magellan gave the image to Queen Juana of Cebu as a baptismal gift. Many Filipinos around the world celebrate the Feast of the Santo Niño as an extended Christmas.
There are no specific dishes assigned, so please bring your favorite dish to share.
The organization will provide water, coffee, soda, rice and desserts.
We also request that you wear any native or dressy attire in any of these colors: red, yellow or green.
If you own a statue of Sto. Niño, please bring it with you especially if it is unique in design. We would like to showcase the different types.
If you would like to take part in the preparation and planning or to volunteer for any part of it, we most certainly welcome it.
The event is being held at a private property through the kindness of the owner.
Parking at the prayer house is rugged and unpaved, so please be careful when driving and finding a parking spot.
January 20, 2013
Mass at 10 a.m. with the Blessing of the Santo Niño statues or religious artifacts
11 a.m. Pitch-in Luncheon with various readings and stories
Prayer house for the Virgin of the Globe
6337 East Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203