November 29, 2009

A staff to lean on

The two saints beside the stairs leading into the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Church are Saint Anthony Mary Claret and Saint Jude Thaddeus. St. Anthony Claret is the founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which runs this parish in Quezon City. St. Jude is the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes, which makes him a very popular saint in the Philippines.

Saint Anthony Mary Claret and Saint Jude Thaddeus

12 comments:

bfarr said...

Nice shot, Hilda. I think St.Jude is popular here in the States too.

Jacob said...

St. Jude must be popular in a lot of places! I just heard that here in the U.S., one in every six people does not get enough food to eat! Can you imagine that?

This is another beautiful photo, Hilda...so nicely composed with great lighting and it's sharp as a tack!

Leif Hagen said...

Maybe those saints can help people stay on a straight and narrow path, even if the steps aren't straight! Can we walk up the stairs and into the sanctuary ....

ρομπερτ said...

To walk between them and to gain hight must be an impressive feeling.

A wonderful first advent Sunday for you.

Don and Krise said...

I'm slightly more familiar with Saint Jude and the wonderful work that has been done in his name. Wonderful statue Hilda.

Dina said...

I keep thinking about your closing sentence.
Well then, may both these saints be wonderworkers.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Hilda, it's a beautiful capture.These two saints look like some guardian in this star, maybe waiting for us to guide us up!
Beautiful!
Léia

Vogon Poet said...

We are probably even beyond Saint Jude here, this is the first time I see a statue of him.

Rob and Mandy said...

Will pray to St Jude then, hoping to be able to stop smoking one day. My desperate case.

bitingmidge said...

In the west we take desperation and lost causes so lightly I think. Good on him for looking after them all I reckon!

Is the statue copper cast or some sort of covering over stone?

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julia said...

Good to hear from you recently. The east and the west merge in religion, I've noticed St Jude in the past and I had imagined Jude was female!

FA said...

St. Jude has always come through for me. That's why I wait until absolutely ncessary to call on his help.