Tuesday, March 22, 2016

the historic churches of the Philippines

During Holy week, Catholics visit churches here in the Philippines, and the Manila paper discusses the various shrines in our area...our church even has a photo

HIS CHURCH in Gapan City, the oldest in Nueva Ecija province at 143 years, is the national shrine of La Virgen Divina Pastora. It draws thousands of pilgrims, as well as the city’s devotees, as many miracles and answered petitions are attributed to the image. ANSELMO ROQUE/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/775514/churches-places-to-visit-in-ecija#ixzz43aKhHqCs 

History of the parish here.

All this drives the local American bible belt founded churches nuts: they quote the bible against us all the time.

But in the good old days, people learned the story of how God loved them and how we should act toward each other in stories, art, music, fiestas and plays.

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