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Are you already planning your Visita Iglesia for the coming holy week? In case you are doing so, you might want to spend your moments of reflection in the different churches in the historical and progressive province of Cavite.
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1. St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church
Established in 1752, St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church was founded through a “cedula real” in a parcel of land along Evangelista St. at Bacoor City proper.
2. San Roque Parish Church
San Roque Parish Church is the home of the oldest existing Marian painting in the Philippines – the miraculous image of the Nuestra Senora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga (Our Lady of Solitude of Porta Vaga) which is now more than three-centuries old. The image is also considered as a rendition of Our Lady of Sorrows which makes it more suitable for the Holy Week!
3. Nuestra Senora de Candelaria Parish Church
In the year 1595, a group of Franciscan missionaries established a Catholic church in Silang, Cavite, and in 1604, the parish was placed under the patronage of Nuestra Senora de Candelaria (Our Lady of the Candles). Its beautifully-painted baroque-style retablos are a must-see!
5. Our Lady of Fatima Parish Church
Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite
If you are looking for a church that was built based on modern architecture, the Our Lady of Fatima Parish Church is the place to go. Its green scenery behind the sanctuary gives a cozy atmosphere for the faithful, thus making the parish a top-pick for wedding ceremonies.
6. St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church
In 1624, Jesuit missionaries established a wooden church and placed it under the guidance of St. Mary Magdalene. Its historical feel and long center aisle makes it comparable to other historical churches in the country, plus, it is located just a few meters away from the home of the first Philippine president, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo (Aguinaldo Shrine).
7. Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Church
Also known as the Imus Cathedral, Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Church serves as the seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Imus. It was originally established in 1795, but it was transferred to its current location in the year 1823.