Some of my family and friends used to joke that maybe I am a reincarnation of a “nun” (don’t laugh hey!). It is because I have always been interested and fascinated with CHURCHES. When I go to places especially on provincial trips, the first place that I look for is the church. I know that my being a catholic is one major factor for this interest. But I also feel that there’s more to that.
So I have always been wanting to write about churches and since it’s the lent season I think this is the best time to start my series of posting about churches. I am observing “Vicita Iglesia” annually so I have been into a lot of churches within the reach of Metro Manila or the nearby towns.
Some few years back, I started taking photographs of the churches that I have been to. There are quite a number that are my favorites but what I will share from this post is the most currently available from my file and the most recent from what I call my “Vicita Iglesia” chronicle.
Here are the first fourteen list of churches that I like most. I will enumerate their parish name and location in this post, then I will make a separate post about each of them along the blogging way. The list is according to the the photograph’s chronological arrangement.
1. San Clemente – Taytay Rizal
2. The Manila Cathedral – Intramuros, Manila
3. Our Lady of the Abandoned Church – Sta. Ana, Manila
4. The Shrine of Jesus, The Way, The Truth and The Life – SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
5. St. John the Baptist and Columbary – Calamba, Laguna
6. St. John the Baptist Parish – Taytay, Rizal
7. San Juan del Monte Parish – San Juan Metro Manila
8. San Isidro Labrador Parish – Biṅan, Laguna
9. San Geronimo Parish (St. Jerome) – Morong, Rizal
10. Sta. Ursula Parish – Binangonan, Rizal
11. St. Polycarp Parish – Cabuyao Laguna
12. Sta. Cruz Church – Sta. Cruz, Manila
13. San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish (Binondo Church) – Binondo, Manila
14. Sta. Rosa De Lima – Sta. Rosa, laguna
Anybody want to guess why is it fourteen?
I do hope that my non-catholic readers will also appreciate this post. Anyway. churches does not only symbolizes religion but also history and heritage.