Singer-actress Angeline Quinto was more than happy after she received a replica of the religious icon of the Black Nazarene.
Quinto posted on her Instagram account a smaller model of the century-old sculpture of the Black Nazarene where she captioned: “Napaka gandang regalo naman po nito. Maraming maraming salamat po ‘Maestro Joseph Magcalas’ of Apalit Pampanga sa napakagandang imahe ng Mahal Na Poong Nazareno.”
Last year, the singer went barefoot and participated with the millions of devotees in celebrating the hours-long procession.
According to Quinto, she has been a firm believer in the miracles of the Nazarene after it granted her prayers of saving her mother’s life.
Posting a photo of her and her mother, Quinto wrote a short birthday message saying: “Maligayang Kaarawan sa taong naging Nanay at Tatay sa akin buong buhay ko. Happy happy Birthday Mama Bob, Hanggang dulo “Tayo Lang” Mahal na mahal kita. ”
Other popular celebrities such as Giselle Sanchez, Christopher de Leon, Amy Perez and Coco Martin have also shown their firm belief in the Black Nazarene.
The life-sized image of a dark-skinned Jesus Christ was carved by an unknown Mexican sculptor in the 16th century and was then transported to the Philippines in 1606.
It was deemed miraculous after it survived a series of tragedies including the fire which caused its dark pigmentation.