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07 May 2013

Quiapo Church

More formally known as the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or Saint John the Baptist Parish, Quiapo Church was founded in 1586 by Governor General Santiago de Vera in Quiapo, Manila.


As a third grader I would look at a picture of Quaipo church in a Social Studies textbook and would often wonder how true were those 'extra' stories of crowds walking to and fro on a break of pews or right at the doorstep while mass was going on.

Finally after thirty-one years two weeks ago I saw the place for myself; people conducted business in front, and not inside as I worried. It was also my first time to set foot on a Roman Catholic church since Grandpa's funeral mass in the mid 1990s.
 

9 comments:

  1. that is a QUALITY building
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  2. Great idea for Q week. Interesting Church. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  3. Lovely click, Hazel. I haven't been there myself...thanks for sharing.

    Scudds xx

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  4. Lovely click, Hazel. I haven't been there myself...thanks for sharing.

    Scudds xx

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  5. How special to finally be able to see the church for yourself. Great choice for the letter Q.

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  6. a very popular church in the country

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