Holy Week is an important tradition for us Catholics as it celebrates and refreshes every one about the journey of our savior Jesus Christ and of Him saving the whole world from sins.
Normally, we go to our respective churches to celebrate Holy Eucharists such as the Las Siete Palabras (The 7 Last Words). But in these trying times of pandemic, we are forced to isolate ourselves to control the spread of the virus.
So I did an effort to share several famous churches that I’ve visited for the past year. I hope that this will at least refresh us of the nostalgic feeling these sacred places of prayers have. Churches where people have been sacrificing and doing ‘penitencia‘ through years.
*arranged not in order of importance
1. Monastery of Holy Eucharist (Simala Church Cebu)
Address: Brgy. Lindongan, Sibonga, Cebu
2. National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Baclaran Church)
Address: Baclaran, Paranaque City
3. St. Agustine Church (Paoay Church)
Address: Marcos Ave., Paoay, Ilocos Norte
4. Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo Church)
Address: Quiapo City, Manila
5. St. Michael Archangel Church (Basey Church)
6. Santo Nino de Tacloban Church
Address: Downtown, Tacloban City
7. San Antonio de Padua Parish (Sulangan Church)
Address: Sulangan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Our faith and resiliency have been tested for many years and we’ve always managed through all these. Because we are humans. Becuase we’ve been blessed with the greatest gifts – Love and Faith.
We can always pray wherever and whenever we want and God will surely listen. But still, the idea of visiting a place that many people across the nation prayed concentrated in a particular point in the grid gives me the feeling of euphoria and bliss every Catholic surely knows.
Stay healthy and Pray!