Santo Nino: What Child is this?
Philippine folk Catholicism may have many faces and practices, but one of the most intriguing is our veneration of the Sto. Niño, the Infant Jesus. It is also even more interesting that the Feast of the Sto. Niño comes so close after the Black Nazarene, as if they are bookends of the same font of faith that drives the Filipino psyche. But why have we come to worship Jesus as a child? Why do we do it with so much zeal and abandon?
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*original photo taken by Pinoy916, for the Wikipedia article.