Good Friday: Lord Jesus, crucified.


Lord Jesus, crucified.

 Have mercy on us. 

O thou Mother: font of love! Touch my spirit from above, Make my heart with thine accord.

Photos were taken at Calvary Hills, Iguig, Cagayan Valley.  
The Religious site is now considered as the Mount Calvary of the Far East.  Initiated by Rev. Fr. Rogelio Cortez and constructed in 1982.  The Calvary Hills is located in a sprawling four hectares of rolling hills overlooking the Cagayan River which resembles the Jordan River.  This site features the 14 Station of the Cross and larger than life-size concrete statues depicted Jesus Christ suffering before his death at Mount Calvary and likewise the Giant statue of the Resurretion.  
This is now considered a Major Pilgrimage tour destination.

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“When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, behold, your son!’ Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold, your mother!’” (John 19:26-27)

Stations are also places where people take time to think and reflect about transformation, sacrifice and love.  To reflect that even is we fall more than thrice what matter is getting up and moving on. That there will be someone who will be more than willing to help along the way of our own calvary and at the end of the day there will be someone who will grief for us  and comfort us.

 

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Featuring: me and the whites


Featuring:

Although white is a negative color for those who are born under the birth element WOOD like me,  there is really something about white that got me so hook to it maybe because of the meaning that it denotes.  White means purity, perfection, hope and it indicates a rigid and judgmental attitude (based on the book Color Harmony for Better Living by Mary Lambert).

 

There is power within color.  Color can be use as a therapy especially when you are undergoing some emotional or life change and I say mixed it with travel.

Here are few of the Philippine white spot I have been. have fun because it’s fun here in the Philippines. (yes! with matching hash tag)

Boracay Island, Aklan

Kapurpurawan, Ilocos Norte

Bangui Windmills, Ilocos Norte

Maira-ra point, Ilocos Norte

Baler, Aurora

Callao Cave, Cagayan Valley

San Carlos Cave, Cagayan Valley

Snake Island, Palawan

Capones Island, Zambales

Sagada, Mt. Province

Pilgrimage


Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat

Four hundred years ago Our Lady of Piat has arrived in Cagayan originally brought by the Dominican Fathers from Macao in 1604.  It was originally venerated in Lallo but was transferred to Piat during the start of Christianization of the Ytawes region.  Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Piat is a devotional and spiritual journey from one’s home to the Shrine of Our Lady of Piat to venerate the blessed Mother, to ask for Her intercession or to thank Her for favors received.

How to get there: One jeep ride away from Buntun Highway, Tuguegarao City

Pilgrimage Inn and Retreat Center –Centro Piat Cagayan (0917-578-4477, look for Msngr. Samuel Baculi)

St. James Church and the Calvary Hills (Iguig, Cagayan)

Conspicuous among the commuters passing along the National Highway is the small town of Iguig, the town boasts three great landmarks located in the hill. The St. James Church, the three century old well, and the Calvary, where one finds 14 life size station of the cross.  

The Religious site is now considered the Mount Calvary of the Far East.  Initiated by Rev. Rogelio Cortez and constructed in 1982.  It is located in a sprawling 4 hectares of rolling hills over looking the Cagayan River which resembles the Jordan River.  This site features the 14 stations of the cross and larger than life size concrete statues depicted Jesus Christ suffering before his death at Mount Calvary and likewise the Giant statue of Resurrection.  This is now considered a major pilgrimage destination.

St. Peter and Paul Cathedral

St. Peter and Paul Metropolitan Cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao, it is one of the biggest Spanish-built church in Cagayan Valley and considered as one of the beautiful work of art in the country and the world today.