Hunter College Student Brings Filipino Devotion To Our Lady of Lourdes

Every year from the time he was a teenager, Patrick Pakingan has counted down the days until the start of August. That’s when he would fly from New York to his hometown of Tanza in the Philippines, for the Fiesta Solemne de San Agustín de Tanza, a monthlong adoration of St. Augustine with daily novenas, parades, and prayer.