Commuter did not commute this time for this story. He was with his volunteer group who had gone to Manila for the Visita Iglesia last Thursday. He was relieved to be in a private car as they visited 14 churches, mostly in Manila, for the Visita Iglesia. Had he commuted, he would have atoned all his sins.
It was a beautiful day, with occasional winds and agreeable temperature. We left Paranaque at six that Thursday morning. The road was clear, generally. Our first church was Baclaran. It was my first inside the Church. Next was Malate Church. The first time I ever heard mass in Malate was during a Simbang Gabi, after clubbing in Malate way back in college.
|San Agustin Church|
|Even priests have fans. The crowd outside Manila Cathedral was waiting with banners for their respective parish priests.|
|At San Miguel Church near Malacanang|
We went to school-based churches after that. There was St Jude, San Beda and San Sebastian. It was the San Sebastian Church that captured my imagination. It was the first and only steel church in the whole of Asia. From its view outside, it was majestic despite the many wires crisscrossing the view.
|If my memory serves me right, this was taken in UST.|
|"Mall of Asia Church"|
Our penultimate church was St Jerome in Alabang.
|St Jerome Church in Alabang|
|14th Church: Tuloy sa Don Bosco Church||AMEN.|