Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The OLA Marikina Shrine Transformation and Sto. Nino de Cebu Altar
It has been more than a year I think since I last visited the OLA Shrine in Marikina (since I did not participate in the Holy Rosary procession last year), imagine my surprise upon entering the newly renovated church. I almost came to tears as I slowly walked in the church, and if the situation couldn't be more rehearsed, the choir started singing "Our Father..." Pakiramdam ko ako ang Alibughang Anak (I felt like I was the Prodigal Son). I wish all priests are like the parish priest of OLA Shrine, with an eye for beauty and with a high regard for ecclesiastical art.
A beautiful Shrine for Our Lady of the Abandoned
These tiles, called Baldoza, add to the old world feel the renovation invokes...
love the tiles, love the ceiling
I love every detail...old but new...new but old...Sistine Chapel-esque but not quite, folksy but not...it plays with your mind...it is well lighted and no space is spared...truly magnificent...
Amen...amen...changes/transformations like this keeps me hopeful in all my pagsasanto related projects...in God's grace and time anything is possible!
Santo Nino de Cebu, Up Close and Personal
Enjoying the New Church Interiors