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Below are some of the churches or chapels I’ve visited in the Southern Tagalog Region of the Philippines or CaLaBaRZon. The first two chapels are the Chapel of the Transfiguration and Tent Chapel of Caleruega.  When you’re visiting Tagaytay City or Taal area, it is highly recommended to drop by Caleruega in Nasugbu, Batangas. The place features beautiful landscapes and stunning views.  It is an ideal place to appreciate the beauty of nature and commune with our Creator.

Chapel of the Transfiguration in Caleruega, Nasugbu, Batangas

Chapel of the Transfiguration in Caleruega, Nasugbu, Batangas

Tent Chapel in Caleruega, Nasugbu, Batangas

Tent Chapel in Caleruega, Nasugbu, Batangas

 
Last May we went to Lucban, Quezon to join the festivities of the Pahiyas Festival.  On our way we drop by St. Ferdinand Cathedral in Lucena City, which is a hundred years old church.  In Lucban, we visited the Church of St. Louis, Bishop of Toulouse and Kamay ni Hesus Shrine and Healing Church.  The Church of St. Louis, Bishop of Toulouse was initially created in 1593 but destroyed in 1629. The second church was constructed between 1630 and 1640, gutted by fire in 1733 and reconstructed in 1738. It was partly destroyed during the World War II in 1945 and renovated by the Philippine Historical Commission in 1966. It is surrounded by gardens, grottos and stone walls.  Kamay ni Hesus Shrine and Healing Church features a station of the cross on a hill with a huge image on Jesus Christ on top.

St. Ferdinand Cathedral in Lucena City

St. Ferdinand Cathedral in Lucena City

Kamay Ni Hesus Shrine and Healing Church in Lucban, Quezon

Kamay Ni Hesus Shrine and Healing Church in Lucban, Quezon

St. Louise Bishop Parish Church in Lucban Quezon

Church of St. Louis, Bishop of Toulouse in Lucban, Quezon

Pictures of the Pahiyas Festival are found here https://photobento.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/pahiyas/

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