The Black Nazarene refers to a life-sized, dark colored statue of Jesus Christ that was brought to Manila, Philippines from Mexico on May 31, 1606 by the first group of Augustinian Recollect friars sent by Spain. The image was charred black in a fire that broke out on the ship during its trip to Manila from Mexico. It also survived two great fires that destroyed the Quiapo Church in Manila in 1791 and 1929. It also withstood the great earthquakes of 1645 and 1863, and the destructive bombing of Manila in 1945 during WWII. In 1608, the Recollect Fathers started promoting the devotion to the suffering of our Lord. The confraternity of Cofradia de Jesus Nazareno was established on April 21, 1621. The brotherhood got its papal blessing from His Holiness Pope Innocent X on April 20, 1650. In the 19th century, Pope Pius VII granted indulgence to those who prayed before the image of the Black Nazarene.
Mission: To promote the devotion to Jesus the Black Nazarene
Vision: Through the devotional prayers to Jesus the Black Nazarene, we will exemplify the teachings and works of Jesus and help develop a strong Catholic Christian community.
Activities: Novena every first Friday of the month at Holy Family Chapel.
Annual Black Nazarene Fiesta on first Saturday after Epiphany. Spiritual support/prayer offerings for the sick/Group Bible study/teachings/evangelization activities/Fundraising activities to help other organizations in community projects such as building homes for the homeless, immunizations, etc.