From Our Twin City

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  • Hola Sr. Benito,,, es emocionante ver como que amor y reverencia habeis hecho llegar el cuerpo de San Pascual hasta nuestra hermanada ciudad de Guinarona y disfrutar este dia 17 de Mayo de su alegria y de todos sus fieles.  — Basilica San Pascual Baylon

The idea of a twin city arrangement between Vila-real, Spain and Guinarona came from Vila-real itself,  and buttressed by Basilica San Pascual Baylon.  Which is just as well, since the two places are joined at the hip with San Pascual Baylon as the glue.  More so now that Guinarona has the relics of the indomitable San Pascual. Felicitations from Vila-real, Spain

Here is the latest issue of the Basilica San Pascual Baylon Journal


<A activate the foundation to promote Sant Pasqual in autumn ( The Mediterranean Newspaper – 21/07/2013)

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Fiestas Past

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In the Philippine setting, fiesta is culture and culture is fiesta.  Whereas the United States has Thanksgiving Day, the Philippines, namely each village , has the barrio fiesta:  a time for celebration, a time to give thanks, a time to reconnect with one’s roots.  And yes, the focus of the fiesta is the patron saint–its benevolence , its liaison between the people and their God.

Here are videos of fiestas past in Guinarona, Philippines:

  • 2010

Cultural Night, Guinarona Fiesta 2010 from Benito Maray on Vimeo.

  • 2011

A Revisit, Guinarona Fiesta for San Pascual Baylon 2011.avi from Benito Maray on Vimeo.

  • 2012

D-Day, San Pascual Baylon Centennial Fiesta, May 16-17, 2012, Guinarona, Philippines.avi from Benito Maray on Vimeo.

  • 2013

Welcome Home, San Pascual Baylon, Guinarona, Philippines.avi from Benito Maray on Vimeo.

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Class A and Class B Relics

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As in Guinarona cannot be more fortunate:  We do have  the Class A and the Class B relics of San Pascual Baylon!

  • The Class A relic has San Pascual Baylon’s bone in the center, surrounded by “petals” of lamb hide.  San Pascual used to be a shepherd, hence the symbolism.
  • The Class B relic has the fabric that touched the remains of San Pascual Baylon.
  • Details of the Class B relic.


Or is Guinarona the chosen?

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Of Contemporary Miracles

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To a Buddhist, a thing, whether simple or beyond reason, is nothing but the outcome of the right mix, i.e. right temperature, right pressure, right time, etc. To a free spirit, that extraordinary thing is synchronicity, namely synchronized factors or causes of which the event is the result. To everybody else, an extraordinary event or happening is a miracle, pure and simple.

Speaking of which we have San Pascual Baylon–a prodigy at creating miracles. Pascual was a born mystic, and even as a young shepherd, he was a master of contemplation. He was thus able to achieve unbelievable feats, the most famous of which was his causing water to gush out of of a barren rock formation–he was able to concentrate to create the miracle out of his love for his fellow shepherd, who was very thirsty then.

Flash forward to 1903, when the San Pascual image arrived in Guinarona…

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