The theft of jewelry estimated to cost P600000

first_imgThe theft of jewelry, estimated to cost P600,000, was reported to the Talamban police station yesterday morning.A photo of the broken glass coffin that contains a life-size image of St. Rita was posted on the Facebook account of Fr. Dennis Ruiz of the Chapel of Holy Relics run by the Order of the Discalced Augustinians.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOIndian coffee magnate’s body found by riverThe priest said the missing jewelry were “ex voto offerings” of devotees and that the burglary took place at about 9 p.m. Sunday.A shattered portion near the foot of the glass case showed a few pearl necklaces still hanging there. Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip Senior Insp. Jose Gesto, Talamban police chief, said donated rings and necklaces were taken by still unidentified men and that police have two suspects in mind, both former inmates of the city jail.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsHe said the theft took place after church leaders and workers of Tabor Hill held a Christmas party. The chapel’s main door was left unlocked after the party. A seminarian discovered the broken glass and missing jewelry.A devotee posted a photo of what the offerings looked like before the burglary – gold and pearl necklaces dangling at the foot of the image lying in a glass tomb.Gesto said the police were looking for two suspects who were identified as newly released inmates of the city jail.Investigators from the Investigation and Detective Management Branch (IDMB) are assisting the Talamban police.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements LATEST STORIES It’s time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del Rosario WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Devotees have turned to her for intercession for miracles.Her feast day is celebrated every May 22./Chito O. Aragon correspondentRead Nextcenter_img “We will help the investigation so that the case is solved soon,” said Aileen Recla, IDMB chief.A relic is traditionally a piece of the body of a saint or martyr– like bone fragments or hair – or clothing which is venerated as memorials of a specific holy person.The relics of St. Rita are only one of the more than 800 relics in the private chapel belonging to various Catholic saints, apostles, and, according to its official online site, even Jesus and his mother Mary. Founders of other religious orders are also displayed along with Augustinian saints.WHO IS SAINT RITA?Saint Rita of Cascia was an Italian widow who became an Augustinian nun.Many believers invoke her help as patroness of abused wives and mourning women.Like St. Jude, she acquired the reputation as a saint of impossible causes, according to a Catholic website catholic.org.Rita was extolled as a model wife and mother who struggled to convert her abusive husband. When her spouse was killed by another feuding family, she dissuaded her sons from taking revenge.Her image is often portrayed with a bleeding wound on her forehead, which the Catholic Church considers a partial stigmata or wound that resembles the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ.She died in 1457. Her body, which has remained incorrupt over the centuries, is venerated at a shrine in Cascia, Italy. Many people visit her tomb each year. View comments PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Painters refuse to go quietly Gold rings and necklaces in a glass case of the religious relics of St. Rita of Cascia were stolen Sunday night from the Chapel of Holy Relics in Tabor Hill, barangay San Jose in Talamban, Cebu City.The valuables were gifts left by devotees of the Italian Augustinian nun, who died in the 15th century, and is revered as patron saint of the “lost and impossible causes.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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