Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Lenten Break


Despite the long holiday for Lenten break, I am staying put in Metro Manila and watch as the bus terminals, the airports and the port area are crowded with travelers off to their provinces, or going out of the country.

I was brought up in the era where the Holy Week meant going to mass, visiting churches for the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, listening to the 7 last words, reciting prayers at the Stations of the Cross. So I always feel so darn guilty when I find myself 'enjoying and having fun' during this sacredly solemn period.

But we are in the year 2015 now and time has evolved and people have also adapted new rituals and traditions during Holy Week. It is just fine for me as the going goes 'to each his own'.

But I'm a traditionalist so I'm sticking to my conservative beliefs and values. Besides, the sister dearest is flying in tonight so I have the perfect excuse to stay in Manila. 

Let's all have a significantly meaningful
Holy Week 2015.

4 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Yes you and I both were from that era where Lenten Season is solemn.

Kayni D said...

I remember I wasn't even allowed to shout or have a loud voice during Lent.

Toni Tiu said...

Same here! We weren't allowed to go on trips during Holy Week, except if it was to the province to visit relatives. But to go to the beach and have fun? Nope. It had to be solemn too!

DaPHne LAura said...

Well it is nice to know that we all agree that the observance of Holy Week must be solemn at all cost. :)