Visita Iglesia 2010: A short tour of some of Manila’s historic churches

posted by: Prime Sarmiento

Growing up in a devout Catholic family means spending a lot of time hearing mass in any place where there’s a Catholic church. And in a predominantly Catholic Philippines, that’s very easy as Filipinos don’t only go to church on Sundays- the traditional day of obligation. For people like my mother, every day is church day, with each day dedicated to a specific church (i.e. Wednesdays are devoted to Baclaran, to say the novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, while Friday means a trip to Quiapo to pay homage to the Black Nazarene. (read more here)

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  1. […] I came from a devout Catholic family and while others go to the beach during the Holy Week holidays,our family stay home to pray and cook some food to give to poor people as a form of charity. On Maundy Thursday, I joined my parents for our annual Visita Iglesia – our mini-pilgrimage in some of Manila’s historic churches. […]

  2. […] I came from a devout Catholic family and while others go to the beach during the Holy Week holidays,our family stay home to pray and cook some food to give to poor people as a form of charity. On Maundy Thursday, I joined my parents for our annual Visita Iglesia – our mini-pilgrimage in some of Manila’s historic churches. […]


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