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Rizal | Re-visiting Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Shrine in Antipolo

Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Shrine - Antipolo City

I first visited Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Shrine or Nuestra Senora De La Paz Y Buen Viaje in Antipolo way back when I was still in college. The owner of the place where I used to work brought us (me and my co-workers) there. It was summer time then, month of May, if I remembered it right. Just don't remember if it was the town's fiesta but there were lots of people, and I mean lots of people that time. Even the church compound is full of people. And if I remembered it right, vendors were within the church complex itself, making the place more crowded.


Because of the crowd and since I'm not used to traveling long distance, I don't remember much of the church. I don't even remember the church's facade, much less the inside of the church. We were supposed to go inside (me and my co-workers) but we weren't able to make it. We tried going inside when I suddenly felt dizzy, I almost fainted had one of my co-workers didn't immediately brought me outside to a less crowded area. (It happens usually (at one time, I actually fainted) when I'm in a crowded area, more so in a contained area. I feel suffocated and couldn't breathe.) Anyway, that's the only memory I remembered of Antipolo Church back then.

The Altar and the image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage

Last October, I was again able to visit this famous church; this after our journey to Kalbaryo Binangonan. This time, I was able to enter the church; to pray and to just sit there in silence for a while. Even during weekdays, the church is open (no service, tho) and there's quite a number of devotees and tourists that day. I also noticed some cars being blessed that day, just goes to show that a lot of people still go there to have their cars blessed as they believed the image would provide them guidance and safety on their journey, wherever that may be.

stained glass window, features various images of Mama Mary
another stained glass window

Before we left, we looked around and took some photos. The church complex is a lot orderly now, no vendors inside, not even candle vendors. And its quite peaceful, too; no unnecessary noise, whatsoever. Maybe because it was s an ordinary day then, but hopefully, it stays that way.

pasalubong/street foods sold outside the church

We also looked around for some pasalubong; bought some tamales from one of the vendors actually. Also tried street foods again, after sometime of not having it. And then that's it, we left afterwards; back to where we should be, with happy hearts and memories to treasure. *wink*

This is it with our Rizal road trip! 'Til next time... ^_^

~ oo00oo ~

Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Shrine
Antipolo City, Rizal
Date of Visit: October 28, 2013

5 comments:

  1. Ang ganda ng altar tas nung stained glass.

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  2. ang ganda ng mga stained glass ano ba pinaka produkto ng antipolo na kakanin?

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  3. Hi June and Manong Unyol!

    June: Maganda nga altar nila at mga stained glass windows.

    Manong Unyol: suman, kakanin, nuts...mga ganyan sa nasa picture. :)

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  4. ang ganda ng church. Actually Jesus din't want the church to be like a market place where people sell and buy everything. Hope it will remain peaceful all the time.
    Have a nice weekend!

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