MANILA— This Lenten season devotees will surely flock to different spiritual destinations where they can reconnect with God and also bond with their family.
Here's a rundown of places which are conducive for reflection this Holy Week.
1. Lenten exhibit in Taytay, Rizal
This yearly event shows several life-sized images of Jesus Christ and the events in His life from the agony in the garden to His resurrection. READ MORE.
2. Reenactment of Christ’s crucifixion
This happens in San Pedro Cutud in San Fernando, Pampanga.
The reenactment of the crucifixion is also done on Good Friday in barangay Lourdes, Angeles City. READ MORE.
3. Tarlac’s ‘Holy Land’
Barangay San Vicente in Tarlac is visited by devotees who want to relive Christ's mysteries and miracles. READ MORE.
4. Regina RICA (Regina Rosarii Institute for Contemplation in Asia) in Tanay, Rizal
Situated on top of a hill with 308 steps is the 71-foot tall statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is one of the must-visit places for those on a Lenten pilgrimage. READ MORE.
5. Historical churches in Pampanga
Pampanga is known for its historical churches: the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando, built in 1755, and Lubao’s San Agustin Church, built in 1572, were constructed using bricks, adobe stones and egg whites.READ MORE.
6. Musical senakulo in Manila
If you want to see a theatrical rendition of Jesus Christ’s passion, catch this musical interpretation at Basilica Minore de San Sebastian, 12 noon, on Good Friday. READ MORE.
7. Relics of saints in La Union
The Basilica of our Lady of Charity in Agoo is very special and popular because it is where 100 relics of saints can be seen. READ MORE.
8. San Vicente Ferrer’s healing image in Negros Occidental
His image is believed to have healing powers according to his devotees that’s why many people make the trip to barangay Vito in Sagay City. READ MORE.
9. Retreat houses in Metro Manila
If you do not want to travel far, there are some spiritual destination in Metro Manila which will be conducive for Lenten reflection such as the Sacred Heart Compound in Novaliches and Cenacle Retreat House in Quezon City. READ MORE.
10. Virtual Visita Iglesia
Visita Iglesia is a tradition for many Filipinos, but if you are abroad or have health problems and cannot physically visit seven churches, the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) launched an online Visita Iglesia. READ MORE.
(Compiled by Zsa Zsa Zorilla)