Monday, June 14, 2010

My World#74 (Philippine Churches Part 6): Church of San Juan Bautista

This is the church where our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, was baptized. The church was established in 1779. It has a beautiful glass mosaic of the first Filipino saint, San Lorenzo Ruiz, by its entrance door. Photo of the saint here.


In recent years, the church has added these sculptures on its front yard:

The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Laguna,San Juan de Bautista

Jesus by the well with a sign that says "The Well of Renewal"

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Sylvia K June 14, 2010 at 3:57 PM  

Such a lovely old church and your photos are marvelous! Hope you have a great week, Marites!


Larry D June 14, 2010 at 4:56 PM  

This looks like a wonderful church, nice photos!

Photo Cache June 14, 2010 at 5:57 PM  

so glad you feature our churches. i have never heard of this yet. it's such a marvelous church. the altar is so pretty and detailed.

enjoy the new work week.

Luna Miranda June 14, 2010 at 8:27 PM  

i visited this church and the Rizal Shrine last year or 2 years ago. it's always to great to see places that somehow shaped our history as a nation.

Rajesh June 15, 2010 at 1:21 AM  

Very lovely old church.

Carver June 15, 2010 at 6:52 AM  

That's a beautiful old church and good photographs of it.

Indrani June 15, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

Great capture of the church, beautiful shots.

Mridula June 16, 2010 at 2:02 AM  

Beautiful photos.

Eden June 16, 2010 at 5:11 AM  

Thank you for this post. I never heard of this church before. Love to visit there one day. Great photos. Thank you so much for sharing.

Johnny Nutcase June 17, 2010 at 4:43 PM  

ohh i like old churches, looks like a beautiful one!

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