"A bright light has been snuffed from the face of the earth only to burst into a brilliant star in the eternal firmament."
Holy Father, as you ascend to the heavens to join Our Lord in the eternal realm, we send you the "thousand images" of the Filipino. May you, from your lofty throne on high, bend and fix your gaze upon your suffering but faithful people in the Philippines. May you always remember us before the Throne of the Eternal Father in heaven much as the Filipinos keep you in their hearts always --- forever. We will sorely miss you. Our love is always with you.