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Palo Metropolitan Cathedral

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Palo Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the many interesting tourist spots in Leyte. Constructed in 1596 under the direction of the Jesuits who founded Palo. The church served as evacuation hospital during World War II.

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Catholic Churches in Quezon City

Are you preparing to visit seven Catholic churches this Holy Week for the traditional Visita Iglesia (Church Visit)? If you are in Quezon City and you don’t have a list yet of churches to visit next week, you can check it here.

Although the churches are accessible by public transport you may still need to wear sigvaris compression stockings to protect you legs as you have to walk most of the time as part of your atonement.

Mabuting Pastol Parish
Rotary Drive, Ngch, Commonwealth Ave.

Kristong Hari Parish
Commonwealth Avenue, National Gov’t Center

St. Peter Parish
Block 44, Lot 7 & 8 Commonwealth Ave.

The Cathedral Shrine And Parish Of The Good Shepherd
Regalado Ave. Cor. Omega St., Fairview Park

Santo Domingo Parish
#537 Quezon Ave.

Mary Queen Of Peace Shrine / Edsa Shrine
Edsa Cor. Ortigas Ave

Christ The King Parish
Greenmeadows Avenue

You can look for other churches here.

The faithful observe the “Visita Iglesia” or “Church Visit”, which usually involves going to seven churches to meditate on the Way of the Cross. (wikipedia)

Sto. Niño Shrine, Tacloban Leyte

I have been to Tacloban, Leyte on business many times but I never had the chance to enter the Santo Niño Shrine. I can only admire its beauty from afar.

Hubby was lucky that he was able to enter and explore the Shrine when he visited the place in 2008.

The Santo Niño Shrine used to be one of the 29 presidential rest houses of the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. Behind the shrine is an Olympic sized swimming pool.

Santo Niño is a representation of the infant Jesus Christ. He is the patron saint of Leyte.

The image of Santo Niño is found at the far end of the entrance of the shrine. The shrine is located in Real Street, Tacloban City.

Paintings of the 14 stations of the Cross done by Filipino artists, wooden bas-relief of the legend of the First Filipino man-woman (Si Malakas at si Maganda); tastefully decorated guestrooms of varied Filipino motifs; image of the Holy Child; a collection of original paintings by Fernando Amorsolo; spacious ballroom; priceless. collector’s.