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Friday, April 02, 2010

Lenten Event: Visita Iglesia 2010 (Part 2)

Continuing my Visita Iglesia journey, most of the churches I've visited are jam-packed with people because around 5PM, liturgical mass are already starting. San Sebastian church already has their mass started when I visited there. Moving on with my Visita Iglesia journey...

Next church I visited after San Sebastian was St. Jude Parish church located also in San Miguel next to Malacanang Palace. Established in 1954, it is the shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, patron of hopeless cases and the cousin of Jesus Christ. Novenas are held every Thursday praying to St. Jude your wishes and prayers.

Next stop is Abbey of Our Lady of Monstserrat church or known as San Beda church. It was home of Benedictine monks, completed in 1925 designed by a Swedish architect George Asp. It also houses the image of Santo Nino de Praga, carved by Maximo Vicente Sr. in 1903 (still presently seen there) and the image of Our Lady of Montserrat.

Finally, the last 2 churches I visited are Saint Anthony de Padua church and Our Lady of Loreto church; both in the same location in Sampaloc, Manila. Saint Anthony de Padua was built by Franciscan order to house the image of St. Anthony. Our Lady of Loreto was originally erected in 1613 and it has been destroyed by fire and earthquake since it was built. It is said to believe that this church is a prayer for protection aagainst disaster and tragedies.

To view the churches I visited, kindly click HERE.

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