Saturday, May 10, 2008

St. Francis Xavier Church, Nasugbu, Batangas

Can you believe this Church was just recently renovated? And yes-- those are the renovations! I was able to visit this church in April of last year; prior to this occasion I had last been in this church in April of 2005. Back then the murals still had not been painted and the retablo was still being finished. I'm particularly smitten with the chandeliers, I've seen them in person, and thought they were just absolutely fantastic. Nasugbu is a small town located in the province of Batangas, just two hours' drive south of Manila. It is famed for its beaches and multiple azucareras; many prominent residents of this town are of the old Spanish mestizo extraction. I have a couple of relatives in this town, and visiting them-- and no doubt, their church-- is always a pleasure.

The official website of St. Francis Xavier parish is here. Also, do check out their Flickr account; it has many beautiful pictures of the spectacular high altar, and more.


Andrew said...

Wow... nice.

BTW, how does the priest keep cool in the sanctuary?

Archistrategos said...

Well the ceiling is pretty high so I guess that plays a part in the coolness. My uncle who lives in this town says that it was fortunate for the church to have been built in such an airy place, and I can attest to that, as it's full of greens all around. Finally, there's the ubiquitous electric fan, which, in this case, does not seem so ubiquitous, but you just know it's there LOL

lito said...

ang ganda talga sa batangas

im proud to be batangueno