Im­ages and de­vo­tion

Sun.Star Cebu - - OPINION - MONICA R. LOPEZ / Writer

Be­sides cel­e­brat­ing the New Year, Cebu City cel­e­brates an­other thing ev­ery Jan­uary—the most awaited fes­ti­val cel­e­brated by lo­cals and tourists, the Sin­u­log fes­ti­val.

Ayala Cen­ter Cebu joined the fes­tiv­i­ties by pre­sent­ing its an­nual ex­hibit of Sto. Niño im­ages. The launch took place last Wed­nes­day, Jan. 9 at Level 1, near Oh Ge­org!

Cu­rated by Lour­des Jereza, the ex­hibit is now on its 18th year and or­ga­nized in part­ner­ship with the Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Philip­pines Foun­da­tion to­gether with the devo­tees of Sto. Niño. More than 50 im­ages in var­i­ous sizes and pre­sen­ta­tions of the Child Je­sus are on dis­play and adorned in a gar­den-like fash­ion.

Dur­ing the launch, Ayala Cen­ter Cebu’s gen­eral man­ager Bong Dy shared dur­ing her speech that this ex­hibit is a way of giv­ing a warm Ce­buano wel­come to its guests.

The ex­hibit bears the theme “Cel­e­brate Sin­u­log with Sto. Niño for Year of the Youth” in line with the Catholic Bish­ops’ Con­fer­ence of the Philip­pines’ na­tion­wide cel­e­bra­tion of the Year of the Youth. Through this ex­hibit, it is CBCP’s hope to ed­u­cate the peo­ple, es­pe­cially the young ones, of Cebu’s rich de­vo­tion.

The Sto. Niño ex­hibit will run un­til Jan. 20. A novena mass which be­gan on Jan. 10 will be held at the Level 4 chapel un­til Jan. 18 ev­ery 6 p.m. to mark the oc­ca­sion.

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