Christ has risen! Catholics around the globe celebrate Easter which signifies the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
But before Easter, Catholics went on a journey which started on Ash Wednesday. They started preparing themselves and made their sacrifices. Some gave up eating meat or their favorite food while some gave up a certain activity. I gave up eating meat every Friday and gave up using may tablet to read books. Lastly, I made my confession before Holy Monday.
Besides those, I never missed Visita Iglesia which we do on Maundy Thursday and hear the Siete Palabras on Good Friday.
My family and I visit seven churches and pray two Stations of the Cross in each. We usually visit in different cities; however, as my abuela grew older she also grew tired easily. So three years ago, we started visiting different churches in our city.
We started our Visita Iglesia at exactly 7:30 PM. Below are the churches we visited.
Sanctuario de San Vicente de Paul
I must say, this is the most beautiful one. The candles on the sides were kind of hot; however, their light made the ambiance more solemn. I did not care about the heat of the candles. I just wanted to stay there and pray for a long time.
Sto. Nino Parish Shrine
Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
Parish of Mary the Immaculate Conception
San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish
How about you? How did you observe the Holy Week?