Rita: Saint of the impossible – Baclaran Fiesta

On May 22, the Catholic Church celebrated the feast day of St. Rita of Cascia, who the late John Paul II called “a disciple of the Crucified One” and an “expert in suffering.” In Spanish-speaking countries as “La Santa de lo imposible” (the saint of the impossible), St. Rita has been popular throughout the centuries.

The Catholic Church in the Philippine at Baclaran celebrated the feast day of Sta. Rita de Cascia, today Sunday May 23rd..



Residents hold up posters with the image of the Virgin Mary as they take part in a religious procession honoring patron saint Santa Rita de Cascia in Baclaran, Paranaque south of Manila May 23, 2010.


Filipino boys races to blow powder out of a plastic cup using a straw during the town fiesta in suburban Baclaran as the the town celebrates the feast day of their patron saint, Sta. Rita de Cascia,


The kid who blows out and clear the cup from all the powder wins. You can see the winner!. It is the kid on the left with the red t-shirt. He is holding his cup high, empty of all powder, and happy to win and have fun. It is all part of the fiesta to celebrate the feast day of their patron saint, St. Rita.

And there is more to this Fiesta. Residents watch a street performer blows fire into the air during a religious festival celebration patron saint Santa Rita de Cascia in Baclaran.