The Paoay Church is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, having completed its construction in 1710. It was declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the Philippine government in 1973 and was then included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site’s collective group of Baroque Churches of the Philippines in 1993.
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 […]