Posted Jan 09, 2013By
The annual procession of the Black Nazarene is becoming a tourist attraction and in celebration of its feast day Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013 in Manila, Philippines turned raucous.(AP, wikipedia)
The Black Nazarene is a life-sized, dark wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ carrying the cross, believed to be miraculous by many Filipino Catholics.
Originally with fair complexion, it turned dark after it survived a burning ship on its arrival from Mexico. The image is currently in the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila, Philippines, where it is venerated weekly with Friday Novena Masses. There are also three annual processions associated with this icon, most notably on January 9, celebrating its transfer and enshrinement in the present Basilica, and is attended by several million devotees.
Thousands of Sufi devotees from different parts of India travel to the the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti durin
Each year re-enactors descend on Gettysburg to mark the anniversary of the battle. They shun modern conveniences in
Frank Sinatra is was one of world’s best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million copies wo
Our Lady of Fatima commemoration at the Fatima Sanctuary, in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. Every y
On this day – May 13, 1981 – Mehmet Ali Ağca attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’
Recent self portraits and other space oddities from Mars rover Curiosity. (NASA)