Takayama 12-Inch Replicas for Home-Altars Now Available through St. Paul’s Network

Pope Francis is presented with a resin-fiberglass figurine of Blessed Takayama available in Tokyo from the Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan

►Among the first to be presented with a resin-fiberglass statuette of Blessed Takayama was Pope Francis, who had issued the “Decree of Martyrdom” on Jan. 21, 2016, declaring the “Servant of God,” Dom Justo Ukon Takayama (1552-1615), as a “layperson … from Japan [who] died from the hatred of the Faith on Feb. 3, 1615 in Manila, Philippines” – thus laying the groundwork for Takayama’s beatification in Osaka on Feb. 7, 2017.

Blessed Takayama died (i.e., “was born into Heaven”) in Intramuros, Manila – and was the FIRST Manila Catholic to be proposed for sainthood at the Vatican by the Manila Archdiocese on Oct. 5, 1630. Dom Justo was Japanese, not Filipino (as we understand the term today) – but certainly a “Philippine saint.”

►The same resin-fiberglass figurine presented to Pope Francis is sold in Tokyo for ¥20,000 (₱9,471.17). Our Manila-sourced exports — in hard case — to Takayama devotees in Japan remain at only ¥5,000.

►The FIRST to be presented with a Takayama figurine made in Paete, Laguna was Nagasaki Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, SS – during the concelebration of the Takayama pre-Feast Day Mass (with five other Japanese bishops) on Feb. 2, 2018 at the San Fernando de Dilao Parish Church (Paco Catholic Church).

Nagasaki Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami — with Pope Francis

Philippine Distribution

In Manila, we started domestic distribution in December 2017 at ₱2,400 – and as volume grew across the months, were able to drop it to ₱1,600 ex-Manila.

Our problem was DELIVERY. The cost of delivering anything outside Manila was prohibitive.

►TWO DIFFERENT APPROACHES — Takayama Trustees have been ● DELIVERING the parcels to home addresses – by courier service.

Takayama Trustees Aida and Dr. Ernesto de Pedro met with St. Paul’s Logistics Team: ● Fr.  Botavarara, ● Fr. Tayag, and ● Ms. Oliva

►St. Paul’s Logistics Team — ● Fr. Leopoldo Vizcarra Botavarara III, SSP, Logistics Manager, ● Fr. Brian Paul Lising Tayag, SSP, Asst. Logistics Manager, and ● Ms. Mary Jean Quidato-Oliva, Logistics Chief — presented a no-fuss deal. With St. Paul’s signed on, the Customer ● PICKS UP the Takayama figurine  from the St. Paul’s store of his choice — in 27 locations throughout the Philippines, from Angeles City to Davao City.

St. Paul’s carries a large range of religious supplies. Blessed Takayama will be in the company of many saints. (Because of logistical expenses and inventory considerations — prices at St. Paul’s retail outlets may vary.)

►We will now concentrate on producing the standard model — which will now be priced at ₱1,800, to align this with St Paul’s prices. Which means that whether you visit St. Paul’s or PM us, the price will be the same ₱1,800.

For our direct sales through Takayama Trustees during parish sorties in Manila, we will continue to honor the 20% discount given to cancer patients — and to members of mandated Catholic organizations.

St Pauls Network

◘ ST PAULS Superstore
7708 St. Paul Road, San Antonio Village, 1203 Makati City
Tels. (02) 896-6702 / 895-6861
Trunk line: 895-9701-04 loc. 700 to 705
superstore@stpauls.ph

Branches

◘ ST PAULS Ali Mall
2nd Flr., Phase 2, Ali Mall Complex, Cubao, 1109 Quezon City
Tel. (02) 441-2137 or (02) 912-7841

◘ ST PAULS Gateway Mall
Space No. 311, Level 3, Gateway Mall, Araneta Center,
Cubao, 0810 Quezon City
Tel. (02) 911-3380 or (02) 376-6536

◘ ST PAULS SM Mall of Asia
No. 294, 2nd Flr., Entertainment Mall Bldg., SM Mall of Asia, Bay Blvd., 1304 Pasay City
Tel. (02) 556-0251 or (02) 823-1373

◘ ST PAULS SM Megamall
Unit 109, G/F, Bldg-A, SM Megamall, Julia Vargas Ave., 1554 Mandaluyong City
Tel. (02) 634-1295 or (02) 631- 0536

◘ ST PAULS SM Megamall
Unit 109, G/F, Bldg-A, SM Megamall, Julia Vargas Ave., 1554 Mandaluyong City
Tel. (02) 634-1295 or (02) 631- 0536

◘ ST PAULS SM Megamall
Unit 109, G/F, Bldg-A, SM Megamall, Julia Vargas Ave., 1554 Mandaluyong City
Tel. (02) 634-1295 or (02) 631- 0536

◘ ST PAULS SM Southmall
Unit 1083-0084 Lower Ground Flr. Zapote Road, Alabang,
Las Piñas City
Tel. (02) 806-6867 or (02) 511-0941

◘ ST PAULS Ayala Malls South Park
Unit G051-G052 Ground Flr. Ayala Malls South Park, Alabang,
Muntinlupa City
Tel. (02) 792-9953

◘ ST PAULS SM Bicutan
Unit A021, Lower G/F, SM City Bicutan, Doña Soledad Ave., cor. West Service Rd., Bicutan, 1631 Parañaque City
Tel. (02) 836-9758 or (02) 511-1762

◘ ST PAULS SM Manila
Unit 005, Lower G/F, SM City Manila, Conception St., cor. Arroceros & San Marcelino Sts., 1004 Manila
Tel. (02) 522-8233

◘ ST PAULS SM City North Edsa
2nd Flr., SM West Mall, SM City North Edsa, 1106 Quezon City
Tel. (02) 929-4925 or (02) 441-4263

◘ ST PAULS SM San Lazaro
Unit 069, Lower G/F SM City San Lazaro, F. Huertas cor. A.H. Lacson Sts., Sta. Cruz, 1003 Manila
Tel. (02) 353-4823 or (02) 353-1238

◘ ST PAULS SM Sta. Mesa
G/F, SM City Sta. Mesa, Sta. Mesa, Aurora Blvd., 1016 Manila
Tel. (02) 716-1559 or (02) 353-0794

◘ ST PAULS Fairview Terraces
Space 2090, 2nd Floor, Fairview Terraces, Ayala Malls,
Quezon City, Tel.  (02) 426-5491

South Luzon Branches

◘ ST PAULS SM Bacoor
Unit 12, Lower G/F, SM City Bacoor, Bacoor, 4102 Cavite
Tel. (046) 417-2346 or (046) 417-1529

◘ ST PAULS SM Dasmariñas
Unit E 020-021, Lower G/F, SM City Govenor’s Drive, Brgy. Sampaloc 4114
Dasmariñas, Cavite
Tel. (046) 416-1278

Central Luzon Branches

◘ ST PAULS SM Pampanga
Unit 153, G/F, SM City Pampanga, San Fernando & Mexico, 2021 Pampanga
Tel. (045) 455-3380

◘ ST PAULS Marquee Mall
Space 1054 Level 1 Marque Mall, Francisco G. Nepomuceno Ave., Pulong Maragul, Angeles City
Tel. no.(045) 304-1011

◘ ST PAULS Harbor Point Mall, Subic
Near Manila Avenue Entrance, Ground Level Harbor Point, Subic Bay Freeport Zone 2009 Subic, Zambales
Tel. (047) 251-1051

Central Visayas Branches

◘ ST PAULS Ayala Center Cebu
Stall #306 3rd Level, Archbishop Reyes Ave., Ayala Center Cebu, 6000 Cebu City
Tel. (032) 231-7486

◘ ST PAULS SM Cebu
SM City Cebu, North Reclamation Area cor. San Jose dela Montana & MJ Cuenco Sts., 6000 Cebu City
Tel. (032) 232-0760

◘ ST PAULS Bohol
Department Store Area, Island City Mall, Dao District, 6300 Tagbilaran City, Bohol

◘ ST PAULS SM Seaside Cebu
No. 3095,  3rd Flr., SM Seaside City, Cebu City
Tel. (032) 232-1407

Western Visayas Branches

◘ ST PAULS SM Iloilo
Unit 49, Upper G/F, SM City Iloilo, Benigno Ave., Mandurriao, 5000 Iloilo City
Tel. (033) 320-8251

◘ ST PAULS SM Iloilo
Unit 49, Upper G/F, SM City Iloilo, Benigno Ave., Mandurriao, 5000 Iloilo City
Tel. (033) 320-8251

◘ ST PAULS Marymart
Marymart Center III Iloilo, Valeria St., 5000 Iloilo City
Tel. (033) 335-0636

Northern Mindanao Branch

◘ ST PAULS Cagayan De Oro
Ground Floor West Concourse, Lim Ket Kai Mall,
Limketkai Center, Lapasan, Cagayan De Oro City
Tel. (088) 856-1904

Southern Mindanao Branches

◘ ST PAULS SM Davao
Unit 165, G/F, SM City Davao, Quimpo Blvd., Ecoland, Matina, 8021 Davao City
Tel. (082) 282-2881

◘ ST PAULS South Cotabato
Department Store, KCC Mall, Lagao St., 9500 General Santos City, South Cotabato

With Prayer Cards

Each Takayama figurine is accompanied by six prayer cards (estampitas) — plus a xerographed (not yet printed) backgrounder on Blessed Takayama.

Before anything else, you have to have your parish priest — or your Bishop — bless the Takayama figurine. Pope Francis, Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Osaka Cardinal Thomas Aquinas Manyo Naeda have the same Takayama figurine.

►If you know why you’ve chosen Blessed Takayama as your intercessor with God, join us in praying the intercessory prayer for a healing miracle, granted by God through the intercession of Blessed Takayama – in the Name of Jesus.  (A saint does NOT perform miracles. Only God does that. You can implore God yourself, as when we cry out in despair, but it is better to have an intercessor: Mother Mary or — a new Blessed imploring God for a miracle — to prove he is in God’s heaven.

When you pray, don’t address your prayer “To all the Saints in Heaven, and the Angels too – and the new Blessed Takayama who’s in need of a validating miracle!”

An intercessory prayer does not work that way! Fervently, ask God to show His Grace and Favor by making a miracle — through the intercession of Blessed Takayama. The saints are NOT jealous of each other. They all bask in the presence of God.#

Dr. Ernesto A. de Pedro
Takayama Trustee

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