Sunday, January 15, 2012

Caleruega: A Piece of Heaven on Earth

Found in Barrio Kaylaway, Batulao in the town of Nasugbu, around 15 to 20 minutes drive from Tagaytay City.

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Caleruega takes a different approach in making known to man the beauty and majesty of God by incorporating nature and unobtrusive modern structures (making sure the beauty of nature is always high lighted). You can't help but marvel in the works of God. Every inch of the place is a constant reminder that there is a God, making all these things possible. And every inch makes you feel closer to God, constantly at work in this world watching over His creation. No wonder it has now become a popular wedding destination and a place for retreats and recollection, for people who long to make this connection in their lives.

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Caleruega and the Dominican Order

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a 3D model of the site

The Church of the Transfiguration

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Around Caleruega, you'll find interesting sculptures...

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A Filipiniana version of the Last Supper

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Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, a fitting image for the Queen of Heaven and Earth

On the Sixth Day, God made...

And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good

Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.

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“Be fruitful and increase; fill the earth and subdue it; rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.”

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Closer to God, as if you are in His abode
Closer to God, as you feel Him caress you gently like a breeze
Closer to God, as you hear him in the silence
Closer to God, as you see Him all around
Closer to God in body, mind and spirit...

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