Lent

Philippines is the only Christian nation in Asia, about 86% of its population belongs to Roman Catholicism.

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Lent is a season of repentance, prayer, and fasting. All of this is for what the Lord has done for forgiveness of our sins, and for life everlasting with Him.

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Visita Iglesia, also known as Seven Churches visitation, is an ancient pious Roman Catholic Lenten tradition
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St. Anthony de Padua Church, Mercedez, Camarines Norte

 

The season is starts on Ash Wednesday. The ashes on the forehead symbolize that we are made of dust by God. “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” It also signifies penance, reflection, and fasting.

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Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem.

Palm branches symbolize peace and victory.

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Parroquia de San Pedro Apostol, the oldest church in Camarines Norte, erected by the Franciscan frias in 1611
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Took this photo in May 2011. Last December 26, 2012 this church was destroyed by fire. Only this 5-storey bell tower and some of its walls were what’s left after the fire.
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June 29, 2015, Parroquia de San Pedro Apostol was again, opened after more than 2 years of rebulding it.

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The 405 year-old church was rebuilt and is is much beautiful as it was… With the help of the Bicolanos in Vinzons, nothing was impossible in bringing back this beauty on its feet

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

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