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Chibi Saints: Evoking joy while promoting the faith

Chibi Saints: Evoking joy while promoting the faith

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by LILA F. MORTEL JOSE MANUEL “JM” Castillo keeps his chibi saints in pristine condition by keeping them safe in their taped boxes.  According to his friend from Pampanga, a fellow collector, storage is key to preserving their paint job. The statues line Castillo’s room in clear cases, serving as inspiration for his faith. In time he’ll open them to make a display, or take pictures to share his joy.  Their stature is small in size but big in conviction as they serve as reminders of the people who are considered models of the Catholic faith. Ranging from P180 to P300, chibi saints can be found in both online and in physical stores along with more traditional statues. These figurines stand from a few inches to a foot and can be described as cherubic, being affectionately re...
‘Everyone is called to become saints’

‘Everyone is called to become saints’

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PRAYER CREATES a communion between the living and those who are now in heaven and reminds everyone of God’s call to holiness, a Dominican priest said. University Vice Rector for Religious Affairs Rev. Fr. Pablo Tiong, OP said prayer allows everyone to understand the connection between those in heaven and the people living on Earth. “When we come together in this feast… this means that we can pray for one another. Those now in heaven, they can pray for us, and together [with them], we can join them in praying for those in purgatory,” he said during the mass for the Solemnity of Saints last Monday. Tiong said praying in communion with the saints also sanctifies everyone’s faith in Jesus Christ. Through this faith, everyone is called to holiness and become saints, he added. “T...