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during the holy week. In fact, SM is business as usual, open from 10 AM to 10
PM on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.
your spirit and reconnect with God, right?
solemn places where you can really reflect and hang out with God. And they have the most beautiful gardens,
too. I have provided a list here, and
you might try them once you have a chance to visit the city.
LIST (As of 2016) of hotels/inns/bed & baths to stay when in Baguio.
Barangay is a pilgrimage site during the Holy Week. You have to climb 252 steps to reach the top
of the grotto. You can sort of cheat,
though, by driving through the winding, narrow road. Reaching the top is so sulit, though. I live in Baguio and I have been here a lot
of times, but the power of the grotto never escapes me. I always cry and feel Mama Mary’s love when I
am up there.
you can see a view of the province of La Union.
You can also see the Lingayen Gulf during sunny days. The place is usually covered in fog during
the afternoons, though.
|“Let There Be Light” by Vince Suclad|
younger. I went to an all-girl school
just beside it, and every school-related religious ceremony has been made there
(It was also sort of a neutral/meeting ground with the boys in the all-boy
school lol). The Baguio Cathedral of my
youth is gone. It is now painted an outrageous
peach/pink paint and beside it is the Porta Vaga building, which sort of blocks
the view of downtown Baguio.
mass, even if I live across a chapel. There
is also an oratory behind the church, which celebrates the traditional Latin
mass every Sunday, and I swear I will be attending the mass, after I dig my mom’s
where the Sisters in Pink (Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters) venerate the exposed
consecrated host. I always try to go
here every 5:15 PM to attend the Vespers.
Hearing the nuns sing their praises is like being in heaven. Even if it is rainy or foggy outside, the
chapel is painted in such a way that the place seems to always be bathed in
and right side of the chapel where people can write their petitions. The sisters will help you pray for your
excellent view of the city, La Union and even the Lingayen Gulf. There are two
disc-shaped radio transmitters set up on top, which we call Radar. A friend
insisted it is called parabolic antenna, but it is still Ra-dar for us old
|Mukha Ng Baguio|
|Mukha Ng Baguio|
Cross can be found here, making the way you do your Stations of the Cross truly
|Mukha Ng Baguio|
planned railway system connecting La Union andBaguio. This tunnel was part of the two Asin Tunnels
(which you have to pass through to get to Asin Hot Springs)which was
constructed in the 1850’s utilizing prisoners, but was abandoned in 1915
because of the first World War.
Councilor Nars Padilla in 1986. He and
his neighbors, including friends built the shrine.
transported to a quiet place with beautiful gardens. I have heard somewhere this is a place where
retired CICM priests stay. The place is
beautiful. Pictures from this post, Good To Grow: Nurturing The Inner You are
|Diplomat Hotel by Mukha Ng Baguio|
Hotel, an old abandoned hotel which used to be a vacation house for the
Dominican Order in the early 1900s. It
served as a refugee center in World War II, until it was bombed by the
Japanese. Ghost stories during Halloween
always involves this hotel.
historical landmark , with a giant tablet of the Ten Commandments.
Hope you guys have a meaningful Holy Week!