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Visita Iglesia 2015: Ars et Fides

Visita Iglesia, an ancient Roman practice of visiting 7 or 14 devotional churches as a form of penitence, is traditionally done on Maundy Thursday after the Mass of Our Lord’s Supper. Pious activities during the Visita Iglesia may include reciting … Continue reading

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San Miguel de Manila Walking Tour: 7 DECEMBER 2013

For over a year now, I have specialized in facilitating tours around a once-fabled arrabal of Manila, San Miguel de Manila. The year has been great for these tours. I cannot count anymore the number of times, groups and individuals … Continue reading

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La Visita Iglesia: Notable Churches in Metro Manila

Today, Maundy Thursday, Filipino Catholics engage in an ancient Roman practice of visiting churches as a penitential and devotional act. However, with more and more Filipinos leaving their cities for the beaches (which they do anyway on any other long … Continue reading

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Viajes de Manila: Minore Basilica de San Sebastián, Quiapo, Manila

This long weekend, try visiting Quiapo, Manila and see for yourself Asia’s only all-steel, pre-fabricated church, the Basilica Minore de San Sebastián. The neo-gothic shrine to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is found in a swampy place formally known as … Continue reading

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