- There are well-known celebrities who have a strong devotion to the Black Nazarene
- Notable among them are Coco Martin and Angeline Quinto
- Most of them owe their success to the Black Nazarene
The 36-year-old Kapamilya actor is a known devotee of the Black Nazarene. He has been very vocal about how he owes his success to the Poong Nazareno.
In an ABS-CBN report, Coco said that he used to pray for a steady and a good job to the Black Nazarene in Quiapo Church.
He didn't expect to be given more than what he prayed for. Everything that he has at the moment started with his prayers to the Black Nazarene.
"Dati, 'pag nagdadasal ako doon, 'Bigyan niyo lang po ako ng trabaho, kahit ano, kahit hindi ninyo na ako patulugin. Tapos ibinigay niya lahat," said the actor.
From simple roles to movies, and now, to becoming a director of a movie he produced, which was an entry to the recent MMFF, Coco Martin's devotion to the Black Nazarene simply never failed him.
The singer's journey to becoming a Black Nazarene devotee had something to do with her mother's life. Last year, she joined the hours-long barefoot procession so that she may be able to touch the statue. Yes, it raised a lot of eyebrows from many of her fans but the reason behind it all was for the healing of her mother.
Indeed, according to the actress, her mother's life was saved because of her devotion. Angeline called it a miracle, brought about by the Black Nazarene.
The comedian may have many people laughing, but behind the "kalog" individual is a true Nazarene devotee.
It can be recalled that the actress became ill about almost 10 years ago. Because of her illness, she wasn't able to work then.
When hope seemed los for her, she turned to the Black Nazarene, asking Jesus for help. Indeed, a miracle happened.
The actress was healed and she was able to return to work. Today, she sponsors the feeding program of the Quiapo Church as a sign of her gratitude.
The popular actress/TV host is also a well-known Black Nazarene devotee. It can be recalled that she asked help for Boy Abunda's mother, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
In 2014, she held the Black Nazarene handkerchief, which she secured in a ziplock to be sent to Boy Abunda's mom, who at the time was already in the hospital.
Though not as publicly expressive of their faith, Camille Prats, in an interview revealed that since she and John Prats, her brother, were small, they have been religiously going to Quiapo Church.
Every Holy Week, they would be visiting the Church as well as the one in Baclaran. Suffice to say, they have adopted the veneration to the Black Nazarene.
Other known devotees of the Black Nazarene include Amy Perez, Vina Morales, Christopher de Leon, Bayani Agbayani and Former Vice Pres. Noli de Castro.
The devotion of Filipinos to the Black Nazarene is shown in the annual Traslacion, the procession of the Black Nazarene.
In the procession, devotees would walk barefoot, with many of them attempting to at least touch the hem of the cloth of the statue of Jesus.
Every year, millions flock to Manila to join the procession because of their faith in the Black Nazarene, who is known to make miracles.
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