Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Sto. Nino de Violago Chapel



In my entries about the Grand Sto. Nino Procession of Roxas Boulevard, you will read about the Congregacion del Santisimo Nombre del Niño Jesus, the group responsible for organizing the annual procession in honor of the Child Jesus. This same group has the Sto. Nino de Violago Chapel as their home base. According to Mandy Navasero, Philippine Daily Inquirer, "Procession honors the Sto. Niño," the chapel on E. Rodriguez ave., Quezon City, is a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Butchie Violago to the Congregacion. The chapel was completed in 1984.


The chapel looks like a mini castle, with a mini tower, a fitting place for the child born to be the King of Israel


Left side: Stained glass windows decorate the chapel's facade; Right side: A grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is erected in front of the chapel, a typical fixture in pinoy gardens...


Taping ongoing, apparently they shoot the evening anticipated mass and show it the next day on TV (as Sunday Mass)...not sure if this is TV 5 or channel 13...


Top-Left: Testing the mic's...mic test...mic test?...Ah who is Mike? The chapel looks a bit small from the outside but it is quite spacious inside. 


The Festejada image of the Congregacion 


The Sto. Nino image is enthroned in a beautiful baroque altar


Modern but not quite, classical but not quite...
 

In or Out...
 
Other Religious Images inside the Chapel


An assortment of religious images are scattered within the chapel 
 

Santo Entierro
 

Sto. Nino de Praga
 

The Christmas Belen
 

Marian Images, Mater Dei, a regular attendee in the annual Intramuros GMP; A replica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaog (because of the "Luna crown" on the head of the child Jesus).

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1 comment:

  1. I've been there also. A very solemn place to visit.

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