‘Fiesta’ goes Online

Due to insistent public demand, the most current and comprehensive video documentary on Filipino religious festivals and popular devotions is now online!

Catch the free screening of ‘Fiesta: Ang Makulay na Pananampalatayang Pilipino’ via the official Facebook pages of JesCom, The Manila Cathedral and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, as well as JesComTV on YouTube- this Sunday, May 23 at 8PM.

First aired last Black Saturday, April 3 on GMA 7, followed by a GMA Pinoy TV Easter Sunday telecast to six different countries, relive once more the grandness and fervor of colorful festivals and processions that Filipinos are known for worldwide.

From the Sinulog in Cebu, the Peñafrancia fluvial parade in Bicol, the Black Nazarene procession in Quiapo, to devotions like the pabasa, senakulo, and salubongFiesta stands as a testament to how popular piety finds itself in the heart of Christian worship, and how they can lead us to a deeper understanding of the Christian message.

“We wanted to create a documentary that will not only highlight the beauty of Christianity but also of how intrinsically linked it is to the Filipino culture,” described JesCom Creative Director Pauline Mangilog-Saltarin of the grand project that took three years to produce.

“Fiesta is our gift to the Catholic Church and we hope it becomes a great resource for those who want to know more about the Catholic faith.”

Perfectly timed for the landmark 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, leading Fiesta’s roster of distinguished resource persons is Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle- featured in his last local interview before leaving for Rome to assume his post as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

While the nation continues to grapple with the COVID 19 pandemic, Fiesta’s lively visuals enriched by annotations from various scholars in theology, religion, and Philippine culture, aim to revive the Filipino faithful’s indomitable spirit of celebration and piety- all within the safety of their homes.

For more information on the upcoming free online screening of “Fiesta: Ang Makulay na Pananampalatayang Pilipino”, visit the official event page at https://bit.ly/3ycBNvD.

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