Devotion to Sto. Niño not all about dancing - priest

Posted at 01/20/13 9:25 PM

 MANILA - The devotion to the Sto. Niño should go beyond dancing, a priest said.

“Let us go beyond our shallow ways of revering the Sto. Niño. This year of faith, the Sto. Niño inspires us to assess the quality of the faith that we claim to have,” Fr. Conegundo Garganta said in a report from CBCP News.

He said the Sto. Niño’s size means everyone should do small acts of faith.

“The Sto. Niño would initially attract us because of its cuteness. But it should not end there because behind the child Jesus is a bigger mission of carrying out God’s plan for the salvation of man,” he said.

“This is why the Sto. Niño also invites us to partake in the child Jesus’ mission through small, ordinary or usual ways to grow deep in the faith,” he added.

The devotion to the Sto. Niño is shown during the Buling Buling in Manila, Caracol in Cavite, and the Sinulog in Cebu.