Araw ng Kagitingan 2011
Mount Samat in Pilar, Bataan
Almighty God, merciful Father
Our good Lord of History.
Our gracious author of life.
On this memorable and special day, “Araw ng Kagitingan”
We remember with grateful heart and with appreciative spirit
the heroic lives and courageous stand of our dedicated men and women
who unselfishly gave up their lives
for the defense of human freedom and independence.
As they fulfilled the gospel command “there is no greater love than this,
to give one’s life for one’s friends”(John 15,13),
we recommend them to Your saving love and triumphant welcome into Your heavenly Kingdom.
Reliving the lasting legacy of whom we honor today,
we commit ourselves for the pursue of peace and promotion of human dignity.
We continue the quest of our heroes and martyrs for the protection of human life
and preservation of moral values.
And trusting our life and future to Your providential care, oh almighty God and merciful Father,
we seek Your divine guidance and abiding grace,
to bless our country and lead her to the right and true path,
to keep our people responsible and faithful stewards of Your creation,
and make us united, holy and harmoniously working together
for Your greater glory,
for the common good of all, and
for our personal sanctification.
+Ruperto Cruz Santos
Bishop of Balanga