Saturday, April 7, 2012

Monte Maria Chapel

Monte Maria Oratory
 "Inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer, Fr. Suarez envisioned a place to be known as the Oratory of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a majestic statue of Mary, the tallest in the world, standing on a mountain 'like a beacon of light, a proclamation of love and faith, a steadfast companion', her gaze benign, her hands raised in loving benediction over her children."

Monte Maria Chapel is another one of the churches that we visited on Good Friday. Also not within the territorial jurisdiction of Tagaytay, it is located in the next town, Alfonso, Cavite. A temporary structure serves as a place holder for a more permanent structure that is about to be constructed in the area. My father first came here to visit the humble healer Father Fernando Suarez who regularly says mass in this chapel.

Barangay Amuyong, Alfonso, Cavite

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega

Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega
The Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega is one of the chapels that we visited this Good Friday when we headed for Tagaytay. Not really within Tagaytay City, Caleruega is located in the fringes of Nasugbu, Batangas which is near enough Tagaytay that it shares a bit of the cool air the city is famous for. 

Caleruega is a sprawling compound populated with several buildings and getting to the Transfiguration Chapel is quite a walk. On the way there, you may pass by  the Way of the Cross, the Koi Pond, a plant nursery, and even the Garden Cafe. The walk is long as it is steep. Once I reached the chapel though, I quickly decided that it was worth it.

Caleruega lives up to its reputation as one of the most solemn and scenic places of worship in the Philippines. No wonder it is among the most popular chapels for weddings in the country.

Barangay Kaylaway, Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Summer at Crosswinds Resort Suites

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Read more about what to do in Cross Winds this summer here:

Dog Show Today at Crosswinds Resort Suites

Good luck to Bizu and Luchi!

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