Rain or Shine

I was able to attend the third day of Novena at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño last Saturday. I know you’ve seen this type of photos before, but allow me to post a couple of the shots that I snapped. The weather has been pretty bad lately. And I’m not just talking about drizzles. It’s heavy downpours which are often accompanied by strong winds. But do you think these rains and strong winds are enough to keep Cebuanos from leaving the warm comforts of their homes? I don’t think so.

The Novena Masses at the Basilica are very well-attended. Rain or shine.

The processional march at the beginning of the mass.

Despite the earthquake disaster that destroyed the belfry of the church, the Basilica is now once again open to the public. The main church, however, remains closed.

Oops. What happened to my umbrella?

The well-loved classic “Batobalani sa Gugma” is sung during the Novena Masses. During the chorus, people wave their hands.

Image of the Niño at the Pilgrim Center encased in a glass container and adorned with flowers.

Viva Pit Senyor! Viva!