2019 Lenten special ‘Sumasampalataya ako’ features ‘faith stories’

2019 Lenten special ‘Sumasampalataya ako’ features ‘faith stories’

JesCom’s 2019 Lenten Special, “Sumasampalataya Ako” airs on Good Friday, April 19, 4:00 p.m. on ABS-CBN Channel 2.

By CBCP News

April 8, 2019


Following its tradition of producing acclaimed Lenten specials for the past 14 years, Jesuit Communications Foundation (JesCom) invites the faithful to be inspired by the different faith stories featured in “Sumasampalataya Ako,” the latest of its Lenten specials, this coming Holy Week.

“Amidst the many criticisms faced by the Catholic Church, it’s nice to watch something that renews and refreshes our faith. As we sit back, look and listen to these people, we can actually see the beauty of faith even in little things like participating in Mass or observing art,” said JesCom Creative Director Pauline Mangilog-Saltarin.

‘Deep, personal’

Featuring a collection of stories — from a talented Jesuit poet, a media personality who paints the image of Christ every Good Friday, to a diocesan priest who travels to remote areas to celebrate the Mass — “Sumasampalataya Ako” touches on “deep, personal revelations where one encounters the breath-taking beauty and sheer wonder of the Catholic faith.”

According to Mangilog-Saltarin, this year’s Lenten special highlights the integral areas of faith that include the doctrine and basic teachings of the Catholic Church, the observance of sacraments and “how the Church is made of a people united in prayer, and the eye-opening devotions to the Nazareno and Sinulog to name a few.”

“Seeing the ‘beauty’ of faith, literally, we can find it in stunningly beautiful depictions similar to taking in the essence of the Mass, watching things unfold in slow-motion and intensifying your desire to pray in that very moment,” she added.

Reflections from Cardinal Tagle

In between these featured faith testimonials will be reflections and discussion points from Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle himself.

“As audiences follow the narrative of how art reflects the prayers and sentiments of entire communities, or how a media couple keeps their strong devotion to Padre Pio and St. Anthony of Padua, “Sumasampalataya Ako” seeks to inspire the faithful to rekindle their faith in God, the Catholic Church and the beloved traditions that have stood the test of time,” reads a JesCom press release.

JesCom’s 2019 Lenten Special, “Sumasampalataya Ako” airs on Good Friday, April 19, 4:00 p.m. on ABS-CBN Channel 2.