January 2017

Maligayang Pasko at IVE Lipa

There is a beautiful Philippine tradition of celebrating a nine-day novena in preparation for Christmas.  Originally, it was known as Misa Aguinaldo or the Misa de Gallo (Rooster’s Mass) in Spanish, and these later came to be known in Tagalog as Simbang Gabi, or the “Dawn Mass”, rather similar to the Rorate Masses