Paintings Bring Hope to HCP

Zamboanga war. Bohol earthquake. Visayas super typhoon .  All these challenged the Filipino Spirit. Slowly picking up, Filipinos have shown the world once more their resiliency. Filipinos may indeed be homeless but definitely not hopeless.

Holy Cross Parish, in cooperation with Mindanao State University’s (MSU) Pinta Okir Visual Arts Guild, launched last Dec. 16, at Holy Cross Parish (HCP), the first ever painting exhibit, depicting the tragedies and hope Filipinos face.  “These paintings serve as reminders to all of us that we can always find a flicker of hope amidst tragedies,” says Janine Mae Magbanua, Pinta Okir’s president. Fr. Rogie Castellano CP, HCP’s parish priest, adds that “This project is truly relevant with the season of advent. In this season, we patiently wait for the Messiah’s coming---a hopeful event. These paintings showcase  Filipino’s hope in the Lord.”

The exhibit and auction will be until the end of Christmas season on January 12, 2014. Proceeds of which will go to the construction of the HCP’s administration building.