Organization of Catholic shrines, basilicas, places of pilgrimage to gather in Antipolo at the end of September – Manila Bulletin

The Association of Catholic Shrines and Pilgrimages of the Philippines (ACSP), the umbrella organization for minor basilicas, shrines and pilgrimage sites in the country, will hold its annual general meeting at Our Lady of Antipolo Retreat House in Antipolo City from September 29 to 30. 26 to 28.

Poster of the CPSA General Assembly (CBCP)

With the theme: “Developing a Systematic Approach to the Role of Shrines as Dynamic Sources of Ongoing Evangelism,” the gathering will be hosted by the Diocese of Antipolo, home to the first international shrine in the Philippines – the Shrine of Our Lady Peace. and good travel.

Speakers include Fr. Reynante Tolentino, Rector of Our Lady of Peace and Bon Voyage and ACSP Vice President for NCR and Southern Luzon; and Kendrick Ivan B. Panganiban, author of The Role of Shrines for the New Evangelization: Pope Francis’ Theology on Shrines and Pilgrimages Applied in the Philippine Context.

“The reflections of our speakers will hopefully bring us up to date on our role in the evangelistic mission of the Church today,” said CPSA President Fr. Roderick Castro, rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Makati City, said of an article by the Philippine Catholic Bishops’ Conference News.

Participants will also participate in a full-day pilgrimage to the various shrines of the diocese.

The organizers indicated that the CPSA will hold its general meeting again in 2019 due to the pandemic. The assembly is open to delegations from canonically approved shrines in the country or promoters of organized pilgrimages, they said.

Founded in 1991, ACSP was officially adopted as the ministry of the CBCP – Episcopal Commission for Migrants and Itinerant People.



Aubrey L. Morgan