Simbang Gabi 2016: A Pilgrimage

This year, a small band of friends decided to do a little pilgrimage for the traditional Simbang Gabi. We visited three (3) churches from the City of Makati, three (3) churches from Paranaque City, and three (3) churches from the City of Muntinlupa. It was an interesting and challenging experience, where for some days we had to wake up as early as 2:30am just to make sure we make it to some churches on time.  I’m not sure of I would like to do this again next year… But it was a blessing to have done it this year, after going through the tribulation that is 2016. The feeling of survival after the nine (9) days very well equals that feeling of having survived 2016.

And I look forward to only a glorious, prosperous, peaceful, and positive 2017! 🙂

Sharing the pictures of the sanctuaries of the churches we visited:

Day-1: Santuario de San Antonio, Forbes Park, Makati City

Day-2: St. Alphonsus de Liguori Parish, Magallanes, Makati City

Day-3: St John Bosco Parish, Arnaiz Ave., Makati City

Day-4: Our Lady of Beautiful Love, Merville Park, Makati City

Day-5: Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, BF Homes, Paranaque City

Day-6: Jesus the Divine Healer Parish, Tahanan Village, Paranaque City

Day-7: St. Benedict Chapel, Alabang Hills, Muntinlupa City

Day-8: Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Alabang Hills, Muntinlupa City

Day-9: St. James the Great Parish, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City

May the good Lord, through intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mother Mary and all the angels and saints, hear and grant our Christmas Novena intentions.




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