Abstract

This study aims to formulate a collective concept of faith to Santo Niño from the different contexts of the devotees in Cebu. It specifically answers three aspects; meaning of faith, experiences of faith, effects to life. Qualitative design was used in the study through katutubong pamamaraan ni Enriquez (1975) such as pakikipag-usap, pagtatanung-tanong and pakikipagpalagayang-loob. The study anchored in Filipino Psychology of Enriquez (1975) that refers to the psychology born out of the experience, thought and orientation of the Filipinos, based on the full use of Filipino culture and language. The approach is one of “indigenization from within” whereby the theoretical framework and methodology emerge from the experiences of the people from the indigenous culture (Pe-Pua, et al. 2000). The findings of the study reveal that the devotees beliefs to miracles of Santo Niño made them believe to the saint. Because they get miracles by the saint, it intensifies their faith that resulted to become more positive in life. Based on the findings, the study concluded that the faith of the devotees is connected to all miracles experienced from the saint that lead them to be more optimistic in life. Thus, the study recommends that the relationship of faith and devotion will be focused in the future studies.

How to Cite
T. ALVARADO, DA, ROWENA C. LARGO, ED.D, DA, Elsie. Pagkokonsepto ng mga Deboto sa Pananalig sa Batang Hesus. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], sep. 2018. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2645>. Date accessed: 20 aug. 2019.