St. Thérèse visits ‘Yolanda’ survivors

St. Thérèse visits ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Super Typhoon Yolanda survivors pray for intercession of the “Little Flower” as they venerate the first class relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus at the Sto. Niño Church in Tacloban City, May 28, 2018. NESTOR ABREMATEA

By Nestor L. Abrematea

June 4, 2018

TACLOBAN CITY

The relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face recently paid a visit to hundreds of survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda, calling on several parish churches in the Archdiocese of Palo for three days.

Military chaplain Msgr. Tirso Dolina said the pilgrim relics are in the country upon the request of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

Personally accompanying the relics, he said they first visited the Diocese of Naval on May 26, Saturday, and came to the Palo archdiocese, specifically to the Holy Cross Parish in Carigara on Sunday, moving to the St. Anne Parish in Sta. Fe, Leyte on May 28, and finally, transferring to the Sto. Niño Church in Tacloban City that afternoon.

From Tacloban, the relics will be moved to other parishes outside the archdiocese.

Some Yolanda survivors said they “felt blessed” being close to the first class relics of a saint the Church recognizes as the patron saint of missions.