Thirty-Eight Churches


I saw a to do list (among the so many I did for the last four years or so), while checking some notes from an old journal. It caught my attention, since it was tore down, apparently from an old mini-journal and because it carried a caption”33 Churches to Visit.”  I suppose it is one of my “to-do list” almost three or four years ago (around 2009-2010) when everything seems to be (at that moment) hopeful, a little bit easier. As I look on the list right now, at exactly in my recent disposition and circumstances in life… right at this very moment, it seems like, the list belonged to some distant past and sigh… the years are truly short.

I have visited a few 10-12 of the aforementioned churches these past few years, but was not able to take pictures. A little background: I am fascinated by old churches. Primarily for the reasons that, these churches are among the few living monuments here in my country which were not demolished (though some are) and among the few which is a reminder of a glorious past and heritage of my country. We are not going to talk about the Catholic faith here in this page. I am going to share with you the history of these churches, allow you to look at the façade (no matter how limited my camera will be) and perhaps learn a thing or two here and there. The spiritual journey, I think that is for me to undertake.

The 33 Churches will now be 38 Churches. Yes, I will be turning 38 this year (2015) and like five years ago, I will look at things in its brighter side and make the most of what I have right now.

These 38 Churches are chosen due to my affinity with the church and its proximity to my current location and well within Metro Manila. I will list the Churches in this page and will link it to my post on the main page as I go by with this journey.

  1. Our Mother of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Road, Baclaran, Parañaque City
  2.  Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish Church Quirino Avenue, Baclaran, Parañaque City
  3.  St. Andrew’s Cathedral Quirino Avenue, La Huerta, Parañaque City
  4.  St. Joseph Parish- Bamboo Organ Church Fr. Diego Cerra Ave., Las Piñas City
  5. St. Joseph the Worker Mariposa St. BF Mariposa Subdivision, Talon 3, Las Piñas City
  6.  St. Anthony Parish Church San Antonio Ave., SAV I, Parañaque City
  7.  Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Posadas Village, Muntinlupa City
  8. St. Peregrine Parish Church Tunasan, Muntinlupa City
  9. St. Jerome Church Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
  10. Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Manlunas St., Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
  11.  San Isidro Parish Church Taft Avenue, Pasay City
  12.  Our Lady of Remedies Church MH Del Pilar, Malate Manila
  13.  Our Lady of Guidance Church MH Del Pilar cor A. Flores St., Ermita, Manila
  14.  San Fernando de Dilao Church Paz St., Paco, Manila
  15.  Our Lady of the Abandoned Church (Sta. Ana Church) New Panadero St., Sta. Ana, Manila
  16.  San Pancratius Chapel Paco Park vicinity San Marcelino St., Paco, Manila
  17. St. Vincent de Paul Parish Adamson University Complex San Marcelino St., Ermita Manila
  18. National Shrine of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Sta. Cruz, Manila
  19. Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Binondo, Manila
  20. Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo Church) Plaza Miranda cor Quezon Boulevard, Quiapo, Manila
  21. San Miguel Pro-Cathedral San Miguel, Manila
  22. Minor Basilica of San Sebastian Plaza del Carmen, Quiapo, Manila
  23.  St. Jude Parish JP Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila
  24. St. Anthony Church Bustillos St., Sampaloc, Manila
  25. Our Lady of Loreto Parish Church Bustillos St., Sampaloc, Manila
  26. Church of Sto. Niño Chacon St., Tondo, Manila
  27. St. Clare Monastery C-5 Katipunan Road, Quezon City
  28. Santissimo Rosario Church UST Campus, Sampaloc, Manila
  29. Santo Domingo Church Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
  30. Our Lady of Lourdes Church Retiro St., Quezon City
  31. Our Lady of Mount Carmel New Manila, Quezon City
  32. Sta. Clara de Montefalco Church C. Raymuno Ave., Pasig City
  33. Immaculate Conception Cathedral Plaza Rizal, Pasig City
  34. Greenbelt Chapel Greenbelt, Makati City
  35. Our Lady of Grace Church Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City
  36. Church of Sts. Peter and St. Paul P. Burgos cor. Valdez Sts., Poblacion, Makati
  37. Santuario de San Antonio Forbes Park, Makati
  38. San Ezekiel Moreno Church C-5 Extension, Las Piñas City

(Updated, Araw ng Kagitingan, 2015)

Note: The 38th Church is the newly added on the list from last year.


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