Monday, June 28, 2010

New Retablo of St. Joseph Cathedral, A Divine Genre of Art

Senora Sta. Ana

Patron Saint, St. Joseph

Bishop Juan de dios Pueblos, the new Parish Priest of St. Joseph Cathedral during the dedication of the new Retablo & Blessing of Altar with priests & bishops from other parts of the country

On June 23, 2010 at 4pm Butuan again made history with the dedication of the new Retablo and blessing of the altar table with its new Parish Priest Bishop Juan de dios Pueblos attended by bishops & priests from Tagbilaran, Zamboanga, etc

This is a project of Parish Vice Rector Reverend Father Joesilo Amalla, costing 10M pesos, made by the famous Ecclesiastical Artist Wilfredo Tadeo Layug of Betis Galleria in Pampanga

Reverend Father Joesilo Amalla proudly announced that the diocesan Shrine of St. Joseph Cathedral was the first church in Caraga Region to acquire a Retablo or Lamina, literally meaning 'behind the altar'.

In Spanish, Retablo means a painting or sculpture rising from behind the altar of a church.

For the people of Butuan, it means a token of devotional thanksgiving to almighty and saints, and an inspiration.


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