HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 12 no. 3 - 4 (1965)

Christianization of the Philippines (A Brief Story in Captions)

Juan A. Foronda

Discipline: History, Philippine History, Christianity



Because you are part and maker of history

There is nothing here that is not a part and maker of you,

Nothing that will not pursue you through the years

As these four hundred years pursued you to the present.


This is your legacy to cherish, to gather strength from

For the present and hope for the future as a Christian people.

The responsibility is yours whether to bury this legacy

In the past, or live with it to sustain you through all the

Four hundred years and more to come.


For as long as man can remember

This is a land where the lifeway

Is woven with the concept of God.