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Road Trips | Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Lipa: A Second Visit

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
More than a month ago, my friend and I went for a road-cum-food trip to the home of kapeng barako, Batangas. We thought of visiting Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Lipa City as I told him about the miraculous events associated with the said church.  We were also supposed to attend mass there but since we left Manila late in the morning, we missed the morning mass schedules. :(

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, also known as Our Lady of Mary Mediatrix of all Grace, is located along P. Torres St. in Lipa City, near the Lipa Cathedral.  Built in 1946, a year after World War II, this church is said to be the home of the Carmelite sisters in Lipa City.  It is also said that in this church, Mama Mary miraculously appeared and showed herself to a nun telling her that she is the "Mediatrix of all Grace"; hence the name of the church.  Other occurrences were said to also happen here such as Mama Mary showing herself to children who were playing in the church's garden as well as the miraculous shower of rose petals in 1991. (source: WowBatangas.com)

Having read from WowBatangas website a detailed account of the miraculous events associated with this Church reminded me of an instance in the early 90's when we went to Lipa to witness a said to be miraculous appearance of Mama Mary on top of a coconut tree.  I was just a teenager then who went with my relatives, I can't remember much of the details.  All I remember is that there were multitudes of people there  and all were looking up at the coconut tree with some sort of light on top.  I haven't seen her (Mama Mary's) image though.

Aside from the said visit, I also went here with my college friends before our graduation day, sort of thanksgiving and excursion at the same time.  :)

Church interior - choir(?) loft
Church interior - the Altar
another shot of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
As we were not able to attend mass here, we just offered a short prayer of thanksgiving and then took some photos and then head off to Basilica of Taal to attend mass there.  Not quite familiar with the road network of Lipa though (we were just relying on my phone's map for directions), we almost got apprehended by a traffic officer. Luckily, my friend was able to talk him out of it and explained that we just came from Manila and didn't know the ins and outs of the city so he lets us go.  Thank you Officer! :D And off we go to Taal to continue our road trip.  I'll talk about our visit to Taal on my next post, so please do check in here again. :)

~oo00oo~

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
P. Torres St., Lipa City, Batangas
Date of Visit: March 11, 2012

24 comments:

  1. Ganda ng church na yan! Na witness mo pala yung miraculous appearance ni Mama Mary sa top ng coconut tree.

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    1. Oo, maganda sya, medyo modern yun look pero matagal na daw based sa mga nabasa ko sa net. Di ko nakita image ni Mama Mary pero andun nga kami nun, na-realize ko nga lang ng mabasa ko recently yun history ng church. :)

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  2. aaah eto pala yung sina-suggest ni Red ng Muhon blog. Hindi ko pa napuntahan ang church na eto. Wala pa sya sa chronicle ko. It is such a beauty & 1946 huh. now putting it on my list :)

    THANKS sa share :)

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    1. Nabasa ko info sa wowbatangas website pero yun mga miraculous events, naririnig ko na dati pa pero recently ko lang nalaman na yun pinuntahan namin dati eh associated pala sa church na 'to. Visit mo pag may time ka, lapit naman eh. ;)

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  3. a dito nga raw yung may rose petals miracle, nakapunta ko dito once dahil sa dati kong irog hehe :) batangas din pala province ng Ma ko kaya parang 2nd home ang lipa saken!

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    1. Naks, dating irog...hehe!! May dugong batangas ka pala, kabayan tayo. :)

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  4. As always sis , you WOW me on your photos :)

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  5. Castle inspired yung pagkagawa nung church, ganda!

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  6. ganyan pala ang loob nyan. di pa ako nakakapasok dyan eh.

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    1. Ay ganon? Ikaw pa naman ang nag-suggest kay Balut nitong church, di ka pa rin pala nakapunta, hehe.

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  7. I'm here always. hope you have a shoutbox. just a thought!

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    1. Thanks, I'll add one, just can't find time yet. :)

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  8. om!! i wanna go here!! i wanna blog it! i wanna complete my church list!!
    dapat nagyaya ka!!
    im so envy on u!
    ang ganda ng designh ng simbahan!!
    the history!!!

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    1. wagas ang reaction mo Axl ha, hehe! Last March pa 'to, early March, ngayon lang na-post. Punta ka, i-project mo churches sa Batangas, magaganda mga churches dun. :)

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  9. Thanks for visiting Icedgirl, Travel Quest, and Gracie. See you around... :)

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  10. Agree ako sa lahat super ganda nga ng church na ito. Sana mapuntahan rin namin yan someday.

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  11. Ikaw wandered ka talaga. Kung saan saan ka nakakarating. Isama mo naman ako sa mga road trip mo para ma-expose. Hehehe. San ang sunod?

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    1. Gala nga pero dito lang sa malalapit, nakikisakay lang ako eh. Pag may sarili na ko sasakyan, sure, isama kita sa mga road trips, natutuwa akong mag-ikot-ikot eh. :)

      Salamat sa pagbisita. :)

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  12. Aba, may extension ang Visita Iglesia :) Nice naman that you get to visit this church, at ikalawang beses pa. Sana ay marating ko rin yan.

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    1. Hi Ms. N! Haha, di 'to extension ng VI, mas nauna namin napuntahan ito nung minsan na maggala. Batanguena baga kaya naka-2 beses. :)

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