Lenten Season 2011: The Way of the Cross (14 Churches of Rizal-Laguna)

Lenten Season 2011: The Way of the Cross (14 Churches of Rizal-Laguna)

April 22, 2011

Good Friday

Last year we had a Luzon Route from Cagayan Valley to Ilocos Region and made a footage of old churches that we passed by. This year, we decided to have the Laguna De Bay Loop and follow the Way of the Cross.

1st Station: The Last Supper
Church: Shrine Of Our Lady Of Peace And Good Voyage
Location: Antipolo City, Rizal

2nd Station: The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
Church: Sta Rosa De Lima
Location: Teresa, Rizal

3rd Station: Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin
Church: St. Joseph Church
Location: Baras, Rizal

4th Station: The Scourging and Crowning with the Thorns
Church: San Ildefonso Parish
Location: Tanay, RIzal

5th Station: Jesus Accepts his Cross
Church: St. Mary Magdalene Parish
Location: Pililla, Rizal

6th Station: Jesus Falls because of the Heavy Cross
Church: Our Lady of Candelaria Church
Location: Mabitac, Laguna

7th Station: Simon Helps Jesus Carry his Cross
Church: Our Lady’s of Nativity Parish Church
Location: Pangil, Laguna

8th Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
Church: St. Peter of Alcantara Parish Church
Location: Pakil, Laguna

9th Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
Church: San Santiago Apostol Church / St. James Parish Apostle
Location: Paete, Laguna

10th Station: The Repentant Thief
Church: St. Mary Magdalene Church
Location: Magdalena, Laguna

11th Station: Virgin Mary and John at the foot of the Cross
Church: St. Gregory The Great Parish
Location: Majayjay, Laguna

12th Station: Jesus Died on the Cross
Church: St. John The Baptist Parish Church
Location: Liliw, Laguna

13th Station: Jesus is Buried in the Tomb
Church: St. Bartholomew Parish
Location: Nagcarlan, Laguna

14th Station: Jesus Rise from the Dead
Church: Cathedral of St. Paul
Location: San Pablo City

2011 Lenten Season

 Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
 Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
RIzal Laguna Churches, Antipolo City
RIzal Laguna Churches, Antipolo City
Sta Rosa De Lima Parish
Sta Rosa De Lima Parish
Sta Rosa De Lima Parish
Sta Rosa De Lima Parish
Saint Joseph Husband of Mary Parish Church
Saint Joseph Husband of Mary Parish Church
Saint Joseph Husband of Mary Parish Church
Saint Joseph Husband of Mary Parish Church
Saint Joseph Husband of Mary Parish Church
Saint Joseph Husband of Mary Parish Church
San Ildefonso Parish Church
San Ildefonso Parish Church
San Ildefonso Parish Church
San Ildefonso Parish Church
San Ildefonso Parish Church
San Ildefonso Parish Church
St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church
St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church
St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church
St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church
St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church
St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church
Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Church
Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Church
Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Church
Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Church
Nuestra Señora de la Natividad Church
Nuestra Señora de la Natividad Church
Nuestra Señora de la Natividad Church
Nuestra Señora de la Natividad Church
San Pedro de Alcantara Church
San Pedro de Alcantara Church
San Pedro de Alcantara Church
San Pedro de Alcantara Church
San Pedro de Alcantara Church
San Pedro de Alcantara Church
St. James the Apostle Church
St. James the Apostle Church
St. James the Apostle Church
St. James the Apostle Church
St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church
St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church
St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church
St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church
St. Gregory the Great Parish
St. Gregory the Great Parish
St. Gregory the Great Parish
St. Gregory the Great Parish
St. Gregory the Great Parish
St. Gregory the Great Parish
The Saint John The Baptist Parish of Liliw
The Saint John The Baptist Parish of Liliw
The Saint John The Baptist Parish of Liliw
The Saint John The Baptist Parish of Liliw
The Saint John The Baptist Parish of Liliw
The Saint John The Baptist Parish of Liliw
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church
Cathedral of St. Paul
Cathedral of St. Paul
Cathedral of St. Paul
Cathedral of St. Paul

Day 113/365: St Jerome Parish Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal

Day 113/365: St Jerome Parish Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal

April 23, 2011 (Black Saturday)

My ultimate dream is to take a shot of all the baroque churches of the Philippines and show the world how beautiful this architectural wonders that was built centuries ago. Here is one of the most wonderful baroque church I truly admire and a real wonder of Morong Rizal – St Jerome Parish Church.

You dont need to travel to Macau and Spain just to have a nice photo with a magnificent tall belfry. Just go to Morong Rizal and it will surely worth your trip!

Day 113/365: St Jerome Parish Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal

About St Jerome Church:

Located in Brgy. San Jose, Morong Rizal, St. Jerome Parish Church is one of the remnants of the grandeur and spirit of the colonial period. Nothing in our Western culture now is similar to its neo-Baroque style.

Originally built in 1615 by Chinese craftsmen, the church survived natural disasters and the tumultuous Spanish regime, with its walls standing witness to the Katipuneros who were captured and executed there. Sitting majestically on a hill overlooking the river, the Morong Church is truly a cultural icon, an edifice of the Christian faith, and a cradle of their architectural heritage.

Its new belfry was integrated with the old three-storey facade, thus becoming one of the most well-composed architectures in colonial Philippines.

St Jerome Church Morong Rizal

St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines
St Jerome Church, The Baroque Wonder of Morong Rizal Philippines

The Exciting and Adventurous 2,000km Luzon Road Trip Series

The Exciting and Adventurous 2,000km Luzon Road Trip Series

April 1 to 4, 2010
Manila-Tuguegarao-Iguig – Lal-o – Calamaniugan – Port Irene, Cagayan – Aparri – Pagudpud – Burgos – Laoag – Paoay – Vigan – Manila

We left at exactly 2:30am last Maundy Thursday and took the road of Mc Arthur to Maharlika highway. It was my first 10 hour drive stint with my gorgeous and sweet ride Monty. This is also my first trip to the Cabanatuan, Isabela and Cagayan route. The ride was okay until we’ve reach the stressful Dalton Pass.

Palaui Island, Cagayan

Anyway, I’m excited to blog this once in a lifetime adventure and road trip success. From the ancient bells and churches of Cagayan to Ilocos, the good foods from this region, the twin light house of Northern and southern part of Luzon, the cheerful children of Palaui Island, its virgin forest, and undiscovered Pacific ocean shoreline, the mighty waters of Aparri, and the scenic nature of Ilocos to the time warp zone of ancient Vigan!

And this is just a preview of this ultimate road trip series 🙂

Enjoy viewing!

Rman

the-2000-km-luzon-road-trip

Isabela, Cagayan Valley
Isabela, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley
Callao Caves, Penablanca, Cagayan Valley
Callao Caves, Penablanca, Cagayan Valley
Callao Caves, Penablanca, Cagayan Valley
Callao Caves, Penablanca, Cagayan Valley
Iguig Calvary Hills, Cagayan Valley
Iguig Calvary Hills, Cagayan Valley
St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, Gattaran
St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, Gattaran
Magapit Suspensin Bridge, Lal-lo Cagayan Valley
Magapit Suspensin Bridge, Lal-lo Cagayan Valley
The Bells of Camalaniugan
The Bells of Camalaniugan
The Ruins in Camalaniugan, Cagayan Valley
The Ruins in Camalaniugan, Cagayan Valley
Camalaniugan
Camalaniugan
Sta. Ana, Cagayan Valley
Sta. Ana, Cagayan Valley
Palaui Island, Cagayan
Palaui Island, Cagayan
Palaui Island, Cagayan
Palaui Island, Cagayan
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
G&B Buko Pie, Tuad Nueva Vizcaya
G&B Buko Pie, Tuad Nueva Vizcaya
Tirad Pass @ Dawn
Tirad Pass @ Dawn
Tirad Pass @ Dawn
Tirad Pass @ Dawn
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
St. Mattias Parish, Tumaini, Cagayan Valley
San Pablo Church, San Pablo Cagayan Valley
San Pablo Church, San Pablo Cagayan Valley
San Pablo Church, San Pablo Cagayan Valley
San Pablo Church, San Pablo Cagayan Valley
San Pablo Church, San Pablo Cagayan Valley
San Pablo Church, San Pablo Cagayan Valley
San Pablo Church, San Pablo Cagayan Valley
San Pablo Church, San Pablo Cagayan Valley
San Pablo Church, San Pablo Cagayan Valley
San Pablo Church, San Pablo Cagayan Valley

St. Mattias Parish

Built in 1783 and completed in 1805, The Parish Church of St. Mattias features a cylindrical bell tower, a one of its kind in the country. A baroque church, its façade is made of customized clay bricks stamped with finely designed ornaments like cherubs and saints, and flowers and foliage. Like the façade, the interior is also veneered with ornately designed bricks. The fence that enclosed the church complex also used ornamented bricks like the ones used in the church façade as evident in the distinguishable designs in the fence ruins. Partly damaged during the Second World War, the church was restored to its original form by the People of Tumaini. It was declared a Historical National Landmark in 1989 by virtue of Presidential Decrees 260 (1973) and 1505 (1978).

The San Pablo Church

The San Pablo Church in San Pablo town is the oldest church in the province, built in 1624. It is a church within church ruins. Its six-layer bell tower with a circular apex made of adobe is the tallest in the region. From the outside, the church looks imposing (which it was before it was razed). But as one lets himself in through the gate, one would be welcomed by what remained of what was once a magnificent church. But while the relatively new church inside the ruins is much smaller now, it commands a different kind of awe, as the ruins surrounding it have added a different kind of character to it — one that is hard to define, but good nonetheless.

Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral

The seat of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao. The church with the belfry is the biggest Spanish built church in Cagayan Valley. The picture of the Cathedral appears at the Basilica in Rome and is considered to be one of the most beautiful works of art in the country and the world today

The Callao Caves

Penablanca, Cagayan

The Callao Caves has 7 chambers and boasts of a massive limestone formation, skylights and a chapel. It is accessible by climbing 187 cemented steps provided to reach the cave entrance