According to asiasociety.org, the Philippines is the only Christian nation in Asia with more than 86% of the country’s population is Roman Catholic. Because of this, the country boasts of its beautiful and historical Catholic churches that you can visit for a peaceful recollection or just a quick prayer. Here’s a list of the most beautiful churches in Manila you can also tick off your list of must-visit churches in your exploration or next Visita Iglesia, a Holy Week activity wherein you visit 7 churches. Our Lady of the Abandoned in Marikina Image grabbed from this website skedsearch.ph Address: V. Gomez St, Marikina, Metro Manila Tel.: 02-646-1781 Operating hours: Monday […]
There’s a certain tradition in the city of Antipolo that most religious overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) hardly miss out on: a visit to the Antipolo Cathedral. THE FIRST CHURCH IN ANTIPOLO. It’s also the home of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. Known formally as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Antipolo, it is the first church erected within the city. It is also referred to as the National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. HISTORICAL MARKER. Look for this if you want a bit of history about the church. The image of the Immaculate Conception is said to be the […]
Most Filipinos are religious by nature. Typically, they don’t let a busy lifestyle get in the way of their faith. However, there comes a time when you either don’t have a weekend or are too tired to go to church when you get home. SAN PEDRO MAKATI CHURCH. Also known as Sts. Peter and Paul Church and Poblacion Chuch. Photo courtesy of Nissip via Wikimedia Commons Fear not. There are options for the faithful, even in the busy city that is Makati: • National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It’s a hotbed for devotees to Our Lady of Guadalupe. You can find the shrine at 1923 Orense […]
The Binondo Church has been an iconic place in Chinatown since it was built in 1596. It was constructed for Chinese settlers who converted to Christianity. Its patron saint is San Lorenzo Ruiz, a Filipino martyr of Chinese descent. Mass in this church is usually held in English, Tagalog and Chinese. The church is also known as Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz.
A predominantly Catholic country, the Philippines is home to baroque churches of all sizes – many of them dating back to the Spanish colonial period. During Holy Week, devotees flock to these churches in light of the Visita Iglesia, the Roman tradition of visiting and praying in seven churches commencing Maundy Thursday. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for Holy Week to see these three stunning baroque churches in Pampanga. – San Guillermo Parish Church – Bacolor – – They say great things come in small packages – and Bacolor’s San Guillermo Parish Church is certainly no exception. After the devastating eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, this 15th century […]
CALARUEGA’s Transfiguration Chapel . Often thought as a Tagaytay destination because of its two hour proximity from Manila, Caleruega is an unforgettable retreat place in Nasugbu, located on top a hill near KC Hillcrest Hotel and Golf Club. It has bear witness to a lot of weddings and other special occasions, generally regarded as a sanctuary for pilgrims in search of peace. Named after a town in Spain, Caleruega is the birthplace of St. Dominic de Guzman. The place is a tribute to the father of the Order of Preachers, as requested by the Filipino Dominicans. The Cenakulum is the first thing that would greet the visitors. It is the […]