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Sto. Nino Devotees

The Santo Niño, or the Holy Child, holds significant religious and cultural importance in the Philippines, particularly in Cebu, where its introduction is deeply rooted in history. The Santo Niño de Cebu is an icon of the Child Jesus, believed to be the oldest religious relic in the Philippines. Various replicas or images of the Santo Niño have been taken to different parts of the world as symbols of Filipino Catholicism. These representations might have been brought to different locations, but the historical narrative usually remains centered around its introduction to Cebu in the 16th century.

Last November 2022, a pilgrim friend of Fr. Ramel Poquita, CP named Mark Anthony Marfori of Cebu brought the statue of the Santo Niño and made its way to Saint Martha Church, the Passionist in Bethany, Jerusalem.

On December 8, 2022, the Santo Niño was enthroned within the church on the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception. The enthronement was celebrated by Fr. Ramel S. Poquita, CP along with the Benedictine sisters.
The devotion to the Santo Niño at Saint Martha Church is then held every Saturday.

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