By April Anne Benjamin, VERA Files
San Pedro, Laguna--For 14 Maundy Thursdays now, Inding Amoranto has prayed the rosary while walking the eight-kilometer distance from her house to the Shrine of Jesus in the Holy Sepulcher in the village of Landayan mornings.
It is her way of thanking Jesus Christ for another year of “good health and happiness.” She says she has never asked for anything but longer life. “You don’t need material things to be happy. It is enough to have peace of mind,” she said in Filipino.
The church has been one of the Holy Week destinations of devout Catholics in the town of San Pedro, Laguna for many decades now. It houses Lolo Uweng, an image of the dead Jesus, which is believed to have done great miracles since it arrived in the church in 19th century.
According to the shrine’s website, the name Lolo Uweng is derived from Emmanuel, short for Emmanuel Salvador del Mundo, which according to elderly church workers is the name inscribed in the icon’s original woodenRead More »from Simbang lakad for Lolo Uweng