Our third stop was Magdalena, Laguna. We visited the Simbahang Bato ng Magdalena (loose translation: stone church of Magdalena).
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Finally, I’m able to share the photos of our Visita Iglesia in Laguna. Check out the old beautiful churches, which we had to look for and find.
Our first stop was St. Anthony de Padua Church, Pila, Laguna. Hover on each photo to see the description.
St. Anthony de Padua Church, Pila, Laguna
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The first instance I saw the National Shrine of St. Anne in Hagonoy, I blurted out: “Wow a pink church!” Indeed, it was pink and green through and through except for its intricate carvings of saints on the wooden doors, and the wooden pews with carved names of families, perhaps avid church supporters. The interiors such as ceilings and walls were all in rose color. The altar was also in rose mixed with dark green. It’s a beautiful church.
Sta. Ana Church in Hagonoy, Bulacan was declared a National Shrine (and then renamed to National Shrine of St. Anne) on October 29, 1991 by the Catholic Bishops Conferene of the Philippines (CBCP).
Like other old churches, the Augustinian friars’ influence is so marked in its arhitectural design. The church’s notable features are the massive Tuscan columns that give the structure an upward thrust and the rose windows at the center makes the location of the choir loft. The bell tower, lofty and tapering, has six levels and harmonizes with the facade. The images of Augustinian saints as well as the large portico were added to the structure in the 20th century.
the intricate carvings on the wooden doors are awesome!
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With the increasing number of people getting aware of proper waste management, you would think that only the big corporations and organizations are doing it.
But no, even the small communities or parishes are doing it—away from the limelight. It doesn’t make the effort less successful, though.
Yesterday, I went to the baptism of my 10th godchild, Kiela Xzereen, in St. Rita Parish, Baclaran, Parañaque City. While waiting for the ceremony, my husband and I explored the place a bit, and saw these:
No wonder the place is quiet and clean despite its being at the center of Baclaran.Churches, Waste Management | Comments