The Our Lady of Hope Parish in Pag-asa Quezon City hosted the Marian Conference organized by the Family Rosary Crusade on September 13, 2017.
The Bishop of the Diocese of Kalookan, Most Reverend, Pablo Virgilio David, D.D., gave the keynote address on the topic “Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Way to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.”
Bishop David said that the way of Mary to the Sacred Heart of her Son is the way of compassion, discernment, humility and obedience. Moreover, he emphasized that the fastest way to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Bishop David encouraged all participants that as Catholics, we must never give up on our fellow human beings who are victims of the drug war launched by the government. This is the challenge posed by the Gospels, he emphasized.
After Bishop David’s talk, the Executive Director of the Family Rosary Crusade, Father James Matthew also gave a talk on Mary as a powerful mediatrix.
Cubao bishop Most Reverend Honesto F. Ongtioco, D.D., officiated the Eucharistic celebration afterwards.
(Watch the video of Bishop David's talk here.)
The congress was organized as part of the celebration of the one-hundredth-year-anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in Cova da Ira, Fatima, Portugal. (ME/Cubao Media)