MANILA, March 21, 2016— Aside from praying and offering sacrifices, a ranking Church official urged the faithful to help the poor, comfort the sick and visit those in prison this Holy Week.
Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, CBCP President, said that doing acts of charity is one of the meaningful activities that Catholics could offer.
“If you want to truly make a good Holy Week love much. Love more,” Villegas said “Give to the poor. Visit the jail. Visit hospital wards.”
“This pilgrimage to the poor will add to the holiness of our times,” he said.
Catholics marked the start of the Holy Week by commemorating the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
The archbishop added that what makes these days holy is not self inflicted pain, not publicized pious devotion, and not daydreaming meditation.
“What makes this week holy is the immeasurable, unequaled love that Christ poured into these days,” he said. (CBCPNews)