Monday, April 23, 2012

Holy Week (April 5, 2012)

My sister let me use her digicam even though silently I knew she was pouting inside. The thing is she demands I spend every single minute with her whenever she is in town. Quite reasonable, if you ask me but she understood we already had plans. So D & I went through with the Visita Iglesia trip with our friends.

Holy Thursday, we shoved off at 6:30am. Our destination was to cover as many churches possible in the province of Batangas. After enduring heavy traffic on the SLEX, we reached our first church.

Santissima Trinidad church in Batangas City

The Stations of the Cross were displayed in beautiful stained glasses

2nd church: The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Batangas City

It had huge murals and colorful paintings depicting biblical events

3rd church: The Immaculate Conception Parish in Bauan, Batangas

The main altar of the Bauan Church

The marker at the Immaculate Conception Parish church, Bauan

We had bulalo for lunch with a fantastic view of Taal Lake and Volcano

4th church: Our Lady of Monte Maria Oratory, Alfonso Cavite

This is the temporary structure which houses an altar and plastic chairs are readily available whenever Father Suarez performs his healing masses.

The Piety statue is very much like the one found at the Vatican in Rome

Life size Stations of the Cross

The vast expanse of the grounds is perfect for a solemn reflection at the Stations of the Cross

The statue of Our Lady of Monte Maria

D & D at the Our Lady of Monte Maria Oratory in Alfonso, Cavite

After a very hot and tiring day, we made our way to the Alfonso hotel for the night

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