Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles lifts the 1951 ban on the public veneration of Our Lady, Mediatrix of All Grace

BATANGAS CITY — Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles confirmed that he had lifted the 1951 ban on the public veneration of Our Lady, Mediatrix of All Grace.

In a phone interview Tuesday night, Arguelles said he lifted the ban on Nov. 12 as “there was nothing wrong in praising apparitions” as he was well-aware of “the love of the people for the Blessed Mother.”

“The Blessed Mother has [protected] the country from calamities,” he said.

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When Arguelles declared the official lifting of the 1951 ban on Nov. 12, it was the 61st anniversary of the last of the series of apparitions to Castillo which occurred from September to November in 1948.

Arguelles stressed: “My order on Nov. 12 was merely a ‘relifting’ of Gaviola’s order.”

He also said that last month, he went to Rome to ask permission to search the archives for documents pertaining to the controversial apparitions but no such documents were found.

The Lipa Archbishop said that at 3 p.m. every 12th day of the month, the rosary is prayed by devotees from different towns in Batangas and from all over the country.

Source: Marrah Erika Lesaba, Philippine Daily Inquirer (11/18/2009)

Monk’s Hobbit’s Notes:

I have heard Archbishop Ramon Arguelles, D.D. say mass a few times.  Unbelievable.  This bishop is a real preacher and catechist.  His homilies are long and steeped in church doctrine.  In a Holy Triduum years ago, he explained, for example, that the vestments are red because of the festive nature of the celebration.  And he explained many other things.  You would think that he is already giving a homily.  But the mass has not yet begun!  Unbelievable.  If he comes to say mass in a church near you, don’t miss him.


About Quirino M. Sugon Jr
Theoretical Physicist in Manila Observatory

4 Responses to Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles lifts the 1951 ban on the public veneration of Our Lady, Mediatrix of All Grace

  1. I will… thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

  2. Japs says:

    Archbishop Arguelles is so nice, a tatay figure for me. Whenever he go, he teaches the people about faith. One time, habang nasa recollection ako napadaan siya. He then discussed briefly yung mga activities for the Jubilee year of the Archdiocese. Month by month, may kanya kanyang theme. Nakakatuwa, para siyang teacher. Hinuhulaan muna namin yung sagot, then nagbibigay siya ng clue. Yung mga mass niya, magaganda mga homily. I could not forget the New Year’s Eve mass last 2008. I saw his staff sa likod ng Catedral. Nagulat ako, sabi ko bakit iniwan ng mga altar boys yung crosier. Yun pala nasa tabi ko lang siya, nakaupo at nagrorosaryo. Sabi ko, sana hindi ako napakinig hahaha

    He is very nice. He also campaigns and supports vocations. Kapag may new communities na dumarating, winewelcome niya. Tatay na tatay talaga siya.

    I meet him a lot of times, I have attended his masses a number of times, and talked to him some few times. Syempre, Batanguenyo ako eh! :D

  3. Japs says:

    medyo magulo yung una kong comment hehehe daming ideas na pumapasok hehehe sensya

  4. i am very proud of Archbishop Ramon Arguelles ( being the second couisin of my late father Aurelio) i have always admired him and prayed for him.

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