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Visita Iglesia 2012

Visita Iglesia 2012
One of the many good influences that my friend have on me is the practice of Catholic faith.  He is a regular church-goer and since we met, we regularly attended mass together during weekends.  On Lenten season, we do Visita Iglesia and Way of the Cross together, usually during Maundy Thursday.

For this year, following were the churches we visited for our Visita Iglesia 2012.  Actually, these were also the churches we constantly visited for the past few years.  I didn't include some of the churches' facade in this post as I wasn't able to take some good photographs of them.  We started late in the afternoon and my photos were blurry *sad*.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Immaculate Conception Cathedral is located in Lantana corner St. Michael's Street in Cubao, Quezon City. This church is always a part of our Visita Iglesia because this is where his family usually go to mass during his younger years.  My friend's also an alumnus of Immaculate Conception Parish School, hence the reason for its inclusion in our yearly Visita Iglesia.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine
Mt. Carmel is my friend's patron saint that's why the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine is also part of our yearly Visita Iglesia.  It is located in Broadway Avenue corner 5th Street in New Manila, Quezon City.

St. Joseph's Convent of Perpetual Adoration (Pink Sisters Convent)
St. Joseph's Convent of Perpetual Adoration or popularly known as the Pink Sisters Convent, located in 11th Street corner Dona Hemady Street in New Manila, Quezon City, is also a regular part of our yearly Visita Iglesia.  I heard about this convent from former colleagues who frequented this chapel.  They said that when you drop your intentions on their drop box, the Pink Sisters will perpetually include your intentions in their prayers.  Actually, I had requested a friend a few years back to buy a birthday card from this convent, write in his wishes and prayers for me, and drop it on the convent's drop box, as his birthday gift for me. :)

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish is located in Kamuning, Quezon City.  It is usually part of our Visita Iglesia because we usually pass this church going back to Claret and UP campus where our next churches are located.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish
My friend, being an alumnus of Claret School of Quezon City, always include the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish as one of the churches we regularly visited during Visita Iglesia.  It is located in Mahinhin Street in UP Village, Quezon City.  Of course, part of the visit is reliving the memories he had with the church and the school itself.

Parish of the Holy Sacrifice
Parish of the Holy Sacrifice, a church inside the UP Campus in Diliman, Quezon City was the sixth church in our Visita Iglesia.  Built at the instance of UP Chaplain John F. Delaney, S.J., in 1955, this church is the first circular chapel and first thin-shell dome in the country.  It was declared a national cultural treasure by National Historical Institute in 2005 (source: Church's marker).

Our Lady of Hope Parish
This year's 7th church for our Visita Iglesia is the Our Lady of Hope Parish.  It is located in Road 3 in Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City, at the back of SM North Edsa.  This is also one of the churches we usually go to for our weekly mass together. :)


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Date of Visit: April 5, 2012 (Maundy Thursday)

32 comments:

  1. ayyyyyyyy... inggit mode. Di ako naka-gawa ng post ko about this which is may plano talaga ako. hehe... Hindi ako Katoliko pero I love to feature the architectural beauty of churches pero sayang talaga, na-busy ako sa trabaho, oo trabaho sa Holy Week, haha.. wawa naman me, kaya hindi ako nakapag-church hoping sa mga vintage churches ng North Luzon,,,

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    1. Yes, churches usually are part of our country's history esp. the old ones. Di bale, may next year pa naman eh, pwede ka pa gumawa ng version mo ng Visita Iglesia next year. ;)

      Hirap ng nurse noh, kung kelan vacation mode ng karamihan, dun naman kayo usually may work. Well, ganyan talaga, I'm sure naman that you love your job so sulit na rin. :)

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  2. beautiful, parang gusto kona umuwi ng pinas, btw wan't link exchange??

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    1. Hi AguiLeon! Sure, I'll add you on my blogroll (Badges & Links) now. Pinoy ka pala, san ka nag-stay ngayon? I thought the owner of AguiLeon is a foreigner, it looks like yours is a commercial site and I was wondering why am I being followed by such, hehe! Anyway, thanks again for the follow. See you around. :)

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  4. Nakakamiss ang Visita Iglesia, i rem noon i used to do this relatives we start at Saint Peter Parish sa Commonwealth then our last destination is ung simbahan sa may Montalban. Thanks for sharing pics Happy Easter :)

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  5. VERY nice sister!

    I read your comments from my blog. Try visiting fourteen next year:) I just added 14 new churches to my VI Chronicle, I am halfway writing the post (sidetracked by Holy Week activities).

    I've been into most of the churches here in your post, but I don't think I have photos of them because I visited them way back 194gotten. LOL.

    Post ka pa marami churches ha ;)

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    1. haha, 194gotten talaga! 7 lang visit namin kase 7 lang daw ang VI eh. ;)

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  6. Nice photos! Mabuti at good influence yung friend mo! 乂⍲‿⍲乂

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    1. exactly :D aside from the good post and photos, you also have a good friend there woot woot :>

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  7. wow andami nyang napuntahan!!

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  8. Wow, galing ng church collection photos mo.Superb!...Ganun din ako, every time new place ako,I ask my hubby to go church talaga and took pictures,hehehe...We spend our Sundays' on Church most of the time to give Thanks and able to listen God's Words.Happy Easter.

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  9. Hi Arvs, McRich, wRey and Mhie! Thanks for visiting, happy easter!! :)

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  10. hello po... pwedng magtanong? kaano ano po niny0 c pinoywanderer?

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    1. Isa syang kakilala dito sa blogsperyo, ako ang kanyang female counterpart, hehe. Nakita ko kase site nya after creating this, di ko na pinalitan 'tong sa 'kin though nauna talaga sya sa pag-create ng pinoywanderer na account. :)

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  11. Most of the best Arcitecture designs talaga eh makikita sa mga churches. From the very small details of window stains, carvings, wooden doors, etc... Ay nakaka amaze. Hope i can do this activity as well.

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  12. This is a new Visita Iglesia route that I must know of. Thanks for sharing this. Maybe I'll create direction guide for this churches next year. What do you think? :)

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    1. Hi Lagalag! Sure, make a direction guide and post it on your blog. I know how to commute to some of these churches but not to all. If someone asks for directions, I'll refer them to your site. Thank you and happy easter! :)

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    2. Thank you for that as well PinayWanderer :)

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  13. Inggit naman ako nakapag visita Iglesia ka.

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  14. Hi Gigster, Mar and Sey! Thank you for visiting, happy easter! :)

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  15. naintriga ako kay "friend" laki ng influence, apir! teehee. again, salamat sa pic greetings ha, ayos.

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  16. ako sa church lang din umikot ang lent season this yr. and i'm happy serving Him. :)

    ala akong mapili sa churches na pinuntahan mu, lahat ang gaganda ng structure, specially yung Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, though alam kong hindi naman talaga yun ang pinunta mu dun. :)

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    1. Hi Steven! Tama ka, hindi structure ang reason for choosing these churches, yearly VI route namin yan dahil karamihan dyan significant sa 'kin o sa friend ko. Kung may maiba man, 1 o 2 lang at regularly visited church pa rin namin yun. Anyway, salamat sa pagdalaw dito, Happy Easter. :)

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  17. Wow, naglagalag ka pala. Pero magandang lagalag yan kasi churches ang pinuntahan mo. I must say, your friend is a good influence.

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    1. A good influence, indeed! :D

      Hindi ko kase nakalakihan, ay mali, nakalakihan at nakatandaan pala ang gumala pag holy week, normally sa bahay lang kami noon, dito sa Manila, VI lang ako tas bahay na ulit. :)

      Salamat sa pagdalaw Ms. N. ;)

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  18. Di kami nakapag bisita iglesia this year e. Hope next year e magawa namin.

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