Monday, March 29, 2010

Visita Iglesia

One of the traditions in the Philippines during holy week is Visita Iglesia.
The tradition of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday is an ancient practice, probably originating in Rome, where early pilgrims visited the seven pilgrim churches as penance. In the Philippines, the faithful carry out this tradition of Visita Iglesia (Spanish: Church visits) and some expand it to include fourteen churches and say the Stations of the Cross, with one station in each church. - Wikipedia
I usually spend this time with my family, enjoying the road, bonding with my family and strengthening my faith.

Last year, we visited 14 churches from Bulacan, Pampanga and Zambales. The Philippines is rich in historical churches that are field with history and culture.

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