|Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz|
The month of May could have different meaning and implications to different people in the different parts of the world. And so be it. But in the Philippines, May is over and above all, the month of flowers. It is then understandable that during this month, many celebrations are held now and then, in this and part of the country. They come in form of fiestas, spectacles and other extravaganza.
But one thing is certain: Here in the Philippines, it is during the month of May that two particular events with religious significance are held in many places, viz., the much observed “May Flower Devotion” and the well-known “Santacruzan.”
There is, however, a big difference between these two celebrations in the month of May. One is a very simple, innocent and religious —not to mention its plain arrangement and homey celebration. The other however has slowly but surely fomented not only discussion by also dissent, not simply arguments but also headaches as well as heart pains..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune