Easter Vigil is the commemoration of the Triumph of Jesus. Easter vigil in Regina RICA with the sisters and volunteers.
Many pilgrims come to RICA on Good Friday to reflect on the suffering and death of Jesus. We remember this day as the mark of the culmination of God’s plan to save his people from their sins.
We started the day with the way of the cross in the garden with all our volunteers and sisters. The way of the cross ended on top of the hill. We had the 7 last words and this was followed by the services of the cross.
Holy Thursday is the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when he established the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. In Regina RICA we had the washing of the feet, and after the services we had vigil.
People around the globe today are commemorating Palm Sunday when we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection.
We remember Jesus as he ascended toward Jerusalem, a large multitude gathered around Him. This crowd understood that Jesus was the Messiah; The crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road” that is where Palm Sunday got its name.
In Regina RICA, Sister Eppie gathered our pilgrims on top of the hill where Mama Mary is and marched down towards the chapel.
80 Infantry Division of AFP participate in REGINA RICA Cleaning Drive 2017
REGINA RICA, Sampaloc Tanay Rizal – Sister Eppie Brasil, OP and the Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii extend their gratitude and warmest appreciation to the 80 Infantry Division of Camp General Mateo Capinpin under the leadership of Major General Rhoderick M. Parayno of the Armed Forces of the Philippines for their invaluable support during the preparations of REGINA RICA for the Holy Week 2017.
Headed by Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang , 30 jungle fighters and 200 strong men and women from the AFP participated in cleaning the entire RICA grounds on April 7, 2017, particularly the removal of dry leaves from the mahogany trees, contributing to the overall cleanliness and sanitation of the pilgrimage site. According to Sister Eppie Brasil OP the support of the AFP has contributed to the overall sustenance of cleanliness of the REGINA RICA in preparation for the HOLY WEEK activities that draws pilgrims from all walks of life as well as the safety of thousands of our Lady Regina Rosarii pilgrims in RICA.