9 Cebu Churches for Visita Iglesia

Filipino Catholic faithfuls practice the Visita Iglesia during Holy Week. Visita Iglesia is a pious Roman Catholic Lenten tradition by attempting to visit seven churches or religious sites. Traditionally observed on Maundy Thursday, it is commonly practiced during any day of the Holy Week. In the Philippines, the general practice is to visit seven churches either on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday and recite the Stations of the Cross in them. The pious and able would double the number of churches to fourteen, while the infirm and elderly usually visit only one or a handful. Until the 1970s, people recited all fourteen stations in one church, but the more recent custom is to pray two stations at each church. (Source:Wikipedia)

For us, it is our chance to tell to our kids Jesus’ story of giving up His life in order to save us, by reading the Stations of the Cross. For this year, last Maundy Thursday, we visited nine of Cebu’s beautiful churches.

Our Lady of Fatima Parish
Basak. Mandaue City, Cebu

Our Lady of the Rule Parish Church
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

National Shrine of Saint Joseph
Centro, Mandaue City, Cebu

Basilica del Santo Niño
Along Osmena Blvd St., Cebu City

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Mabini St., Cebu City

The Archdiocesan Shrine of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Dionisio Jakosalem St, Cebu City

Redemptorist Church
Queen’s Rd, Cebu City

Saint Joseph Parish
Pope John Paul II Ave, Cebu City

San Narciso Parish – Consolacion
Cebu N Rd, Consolacion, Cebu


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