Another great option for a Visita Iglesia from Manila is the Province of Cavite. Cavite has some century-old churches that are at par or similar to the ones in other provinces of CALABARZON and promises a great itinerary for Visita Igelsia. In fact, when I did my Cavite […]
Doing Visita Iglesia in Batangas has become very convenient because of STAR Tollway (Southern Tagalog Arterial Road) that runs from Sto. Tomas to Batangas City. STAR Tollway is directly connected to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and travel time from Manila to Batangas City is barely 2 hours […]
Church of the Wedding Feast at Cana and the Miracle of Turning Water Into Wine | Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour for Filipinos
The first public miracle of Jesus is the turning of water into wine during a Jewish wedding in Cana where He, Mary and some of His disciples attended. During the wedding, Mary told Jesus that there is no more wine and that Jesus responded that His time has […]
Not far from Capernaum and the Sea of the Galilee is the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish or commonly called the Church of the Multiplication. It was first built in 350AD and the current one was built in 1982. It sits upon the ruins of […]
Places to See and Visit in Israel: Church of the Primacy of Peter, Mensa Christi and the Sea of Galilee | Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour for Filipinos
I remember the homily of Pope Francis when he celebrated mass at Manila Cathedral. The first line of his homily was, “Do you love me?” and the audience responded with a cheerful and resounding “yes.” Today, I am visiting the spot where Jesus asked Peter three times “Do […]
Places to See and Visit in Israel: Mt. Tabor and the Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord | Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour for Filipinos
Today, I am visiting the site where the transfiguration of Jesus happened. Transfiguration means change in form or appearance. This is an event where Jesus’ appearance has changed – from human to glorious as He was called the Son of God – putting him above Moses and Elijah. […]
Places to See and Visit in Israel: Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation | Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour for Filipinos
“Welcome to Holy Land, The land of God!” said our Tour Guide the moment we got inside the tour bus after crossing the Jordan-Israel border. I could hardly believe that I am now in the Promised Land – the land where Jesus was born, lived, died and resurrected. […]
Places to See and Visit in Jordan: Church of St. George and Madaba Floor Mosaic Map | Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour for Filipinos
What the Bible Say Madaba is one of the oldest towns still existing that was mentioned in the Bible as being part of the territory parceled out by Moses to the Reubenites and the Gadites. Joshua chapter 13 verse 9 “From Aroer, that is upon the bank of […]
Originally built in 1768, the Parish of Saint Fabian, Pope and Martyr has been restored in 1856 after it has been burned when a sacristan carelessly threw a cigarette-end on its nipa roofing which caught fire at once. The last major restoration of the current church was in […]
Here is Part 1 of the century old churches in Laguna: Bay, Laguna – The century old Church of St Agustine in Bay was initially built in 1804 and was completed in 1864. It was partially destroyed during WWII and was rebuilt in 1953. The church has early […]
Undeniably the most noticeable structure in the whole of Sorosogon City, the Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul has a huge dome ala-Vatican that dominates the city’s skyline. The new church was inaugurated on April 27, 2011 on the occasion of the 60th year of the Diocese of […]
This is the famous century-old Church of Nuestra Señora De Porteria which has been declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum in 2007 and likewise declared a National Historical Landmark in 2008 by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Its current restoration is being supported […]
This is the Spanish-old Cathedral of San Gregorio Magno in Legazpi City, Albay. Story to follow.
I have fascinations for old churches and temples. The mere idea that an old church exist is like a magnet that pulls me. So here I am in Jimenez town in the province of Misamis Occidental. At the gate, the church looks like one of the usual-old churches […]
This is the huge Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception located in Canetown, Victorias. This cathedral is located within the compound of Victorias Integrated Sugar Milling Company. The cathedral is still unfinished. It’s construction started in mid-90s. Locals say that this is a “curse” church. The […]
This is St Agustine Church in Bay (pronounced as Ba-e), Laguna. The stone church was initially built in 1804 and was completed in 1864. The church has early renaissance facade and a 4-storey bell tower. Story to follow.
This is St John the Baptist Church (Lilio Church) in Liliw, Laguna. The church is even made more famous because of its elegant facade and brick-baroque style architecture. Story to follow.