Churches: Our Lady of Victory Chapel - Malabon City Philippines

I call it the “church in the woods”.

Our Lady of Victory Chapel in Malabon City, Philippines - the first church I visited during my Vicita Iglesia for this year (2012).  I promised to make a separate post for each beautiful churches that I visited so here's the first installment to start with. 

It was a real BIG surprise finding this church in the heart of one of metro’s busiest city.  The perfect adjective to describe the place and the church is “serene”. 

The view of the church with the belfry partly hidden by the thick green plants and trees.  This shot is taken diagonally across from left. 
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Closer shot of the belfry.  Unlike old churches where the belfry is usually built as an extension part of the main church and in tower-like structure, this belfry is built separately and is rooted from the grounds.
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Green vines, an old-fashioned designed lamp post and a tree intertwined together, created a beautiful arc in the pathway leading to the church main entrance.
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The church’s door adorned by dried vines and twigs complimented the “church in the woods”  concept of this church.
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That’s me with the view from the right curve.
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And me again at the front walk way after passing the arc, then wandering in the left wing.

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Unluckily the church was still close when we were there because it was still very early in the morning.  It was where I prayed and meditated the “first station of the cross”.  So I was not able to see the insides of the church.  I searched for it and I’m sharing what I found from Google images:

The Altar (photo from Google images)
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Our Lady of Victory Chapel (OLVC) is privately owned by the family of the founder of Gregorio Araneta University Foundation, the late Don Salvador Araneta.  This is where his remains were buried in the 80’s and also the remains of his wife Doňa Victoria Araneta.  They also owned the whole Araneta Village.

The church is famous for wedding venues.
Now, if you haven’t been here but lit ooks familiar to you, it is because this church is also famous for wedding scene venues for Philippine television series.   Some of the television series that were shot here are “Lobo” starring Angel Locsin and Piolo Pacual and “Pangako Sa’yo” starring Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales.

OLVC in under the Diocese of Caloocan.  It is located at R. Magsaysay St. Victoneta Park, Potrero1475 Malabon City, National Capital Region, Philippines. Telephone Number 361-3753.

20 comments:

  1. it would be nice to just sit inside the church and meditate;)

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    1. yes the place is perfect for meditation. THANKS for passing by :)

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  2. Had been to Malabon many times before, but haven't seen this church. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Now I know:) Thanks for visiting my site and for the nice comment:)

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    1. Me too Joy, I really didn't expect to find this church in Malabon. share with us the experience when you have the chance to visit :) You're welcome Joy, I love visiting your site and reading your stuff.

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  3. Ang ganda nmn ng church n yan ate. It's really an avenue to soul search!

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    1. True Irish, a perfect place for soul searching. Thanks for passing by :)

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  4. I was reading, enjoying the serenity of the place when the first photo's caption took me by surprise:

    "The view of the church with the belfry partly hidden by the thick green plants and tress. This shot is taken diagonally across from left."

    Ok, so TRESS it is. LOL! Kidding! You can edit it now Ms. Balut! Haha

    A really beautiful church. And as Irish is saying above, it's an avenue FOR soul SEARCHING.

    Good morning Ms. Balut and the story below this post is really touching. Everything you said is true specially the last phrase. Truly truly touching.

    Have a great day and hopefully you are prepping for your run that's happening barely two weeks from now. Take care!

    See ya. ☺

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    1. LOL! it was serene till an angel named Michael came and disrupt the serenity, not the archangel but the naughty kind of guy ha ha ha.
      Nice sharp eyes THANKS!. good thing it wasn't "sTRESS" :P

      Good morning too Michael. Yeah that one story has always been... you know... :(

      Yep the run - actually just 10 days more from this date and I haven't been back into proper training. Anyway the distance of this coming race is shorter than my last serious run (March) which is 16K. But still, I'm targeting a nice training this coming week.

      as always, THANKS again for your visit and "wagas" comments - always fun and engaging ;)

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  5. Sa tingin ko pa lang, ang peaceful at presko ng lugar.

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    1. taraletz Marco dyan ka naman sa church na yan mag explore para ma-feel mo ang peacefulness ng place :)

      THANKS for passing by!

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  6. Nice church and nice surroundings with all trees..

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    1. Yes roffe, kinda hard to find this kind in the city. I bet you have a lot of this kind in Norway. Thanks for passing by my friend. Hope you are enjoying Norway's National Day celebration.

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  7. Wow, ang ganda sa loob ng chruch...maka inspired mag attend ng mass.

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    1. Waaah hindi ko nakita yung mismong loob ng church sis sarado pa kasi nung nandun kami :(. But anyway, at least we have a reason to come back, medyo malayo kasi from our place.

      Thanks for passing by :)

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  8. hi, hopping here again...yes, I had a slice of cake from Joy, funny how you ended up in my poo entry afterwards ;)

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    1. wow good to know you are still able to have a slice of Joy's cake, I'm jealous :) I usually do blog hopping to all the bogs that are on my roll. I read the one that goes on top of the roll and when there's no update I do back reading :)

      THANKS for hopping back :)

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  9. Ganda ng ambiance ng church na to.

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    1. Gracie!!! Good to see you back. ok na ba ang PC or singit singit pa rin?
      Yep ganda nga talaga, very peaceful. Thanks for taking time passing by kapatid :)

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  10. hi ate, angelo po ito, sacristan po ako sa chapel na yan.. every sunday lang po ang Mass at 9:30 in the morning :) hope u come back for mass... so proud to be an altar server sa chapel hehehe ganda ng post nyo

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  11. Hello Angelo!
    I'm so happy to see your comment and to know that you appreciate my post - it's really heart warming. I really wish to be back there to hear mass. If I do, I will look for you.

    Regards and God Bless...

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