Visita Iglesia Cebu 2010

April 2, 2010

April 1, 2010 (Holy Thursday) - Sosas Family and I invade the different churches of cebu south provinces for visita iglesia 2010, a family annual tradition during holy week.

Visita Iglesia is a traditional Filipino custom of visiting seven or fourteen churches during Maundy/Holy Thursday. This is a solemn and offering prayers activity that in every visit of different churches there is a Blessed and Holy Sacrament.

Here are the 7 Churches that we visited.

First Visit: Minglanilla Church: Immaculate Heart of Mary

Our first visit was offering one mystery of the Holy Rosary which is the mystery of the Luminous Light. The Minglanilla Church was created in October 30, 1857 through Cebu Bishop Romualdo Jimeno. Minglanilla Cebu is commonly known as the Sugat capital of the Cebu South Provinces, the Sugat which will be doing in the evening night of black saturday - April 3, 2010 - where people will witness the reenactment of the meeting of the risen Christ and his mother. The town is also celebrating the SUGAT KABANHAWAN FESTIVAL 2010 this coming April 4, 2010 (Easter Sunday) - a festival of colors composed from different school rep. of minglanilla cebu which offered a ritual dance and chants of prayer to our beloved risen God.

2nd Visit: Naga City Church: St. Francis de Assisi

St. Francis de Assisi, the patron saint of Naga Cebu and home of the SPC (Salcon Power Corporation) power plant. On the second visit we offered a Joyful mystery of the Holy Rosary.

3rd Visit: San Fernando Church: San Isidro Labrador

One Sorrowful mystery for San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of San Fernando Cebu. San Fernando Cebu Church was one of the interior intact for Philippine edition of Gothic Cathedral. The town is also known for the Sikoy-sikoy festival, a festival for thanksgiving ritual and a petition prayer for guidance, protection and blessings for a bountiful harvest from the farm and from the sea.

4th Visit: Carcar City Church: St. Catherine of Alexandria

And for St. Catherine of Alexandria, the patron saint of Carcar City Cebu, one glorious mystery of the holy rosary. Fr. Antonio Maglano became the first parish priest of Carcar on October 16, 1858 and in-fact the church of St. Catherine of Alexandria is already 124 years old and one of the great wonder and treasure of the town.

5th Visit: Brgy. Lindogon Simala Argao Cebu: Our Lady of Lindogon

Light mystery of the holy rosary for Our Lady of Lindogon of Simala Cebu. Simala is popularly known for the miraculous events of Mama Mary. The temple is now currently under for renovation and extension. This a good place for recollection and offering a prayers to Mama Mary.

6th Visit: Argao Church: Saint Michael de Archangel

A joyful mystery for Saint Michael de Archangel, the patron saint of Argao Cebu. Argao became a parish in 703, which prompted the construction of a beautiful Rococo-Baroque church structure in 1734 and was completed in 1788. The church was renovated for its bicentennial celebration in 1988.

7th Visit: Boljoon Cebu: St. Nuestra Señora Patrociñio de Maria

For St. Nuestra Señora Patrociñio de Maria, the patron saint of Boljoon Cebu, we offered a Joyful msytery of the holy rosary. Boljoon Church is veritable showcase of old and intricate carvings and bass relief. It is also pseudo-baroque rococo with beautifully decorated interior. It has a main nave and transcript and has twenty-eight pillars, two meters thick and made of mortar and lime, which support the walls as thick as the pillars. A communion rail with ornate silverworks was stolen from the church.

Last Visit: Nueva Caceres Oslob Church: St. Joseph the Carpenter

A sorrowful mystery for St. Joseph, the patron saint of Nueva Caceres Oslob.The place where my family name was originated.

That's for all. Have a solemn Holy Week everyone and Happy Easter!! :D


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Me and Cebu April 19, 2010 at 1:05 AM  

nice blog.. nindot kaau!

burn May 13, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

dugay na kau ko wla naka visita iglesia.. murag 7 years na.. :(

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