Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Saint James the Great Church, Ibaan, Batangas



I really liked the way this photo turned out. On our way home from our mini-vacation, we stopped by the sleepy town of Ibaan in the Batangas province to visit their church. We got there around 3pm; outside, a group of people were doing the Via Crucis, while inside, small families gathered to pray. From the looks of it, a Mass was probably going to start in a few minutes-- a lot of the people inside were all properly dressed and some were praying the rosary. We spent a total of fifteen minutes there, as we had to be on our way; Holy Week traffic in the Philippines can literally be a Calvary of a time. Curiously, the images weren't veiled, despite it already being Palm Sunday. I was told by my father that the custom there was to cover the images after the Palm Sunday Mass-- but which, he didn't know. Despite the 'abuse', I was thankful to have been able to see the retablo in all its glory.

4 comments:

misa said...

Why did you call Ibaan a sleepy town?

BatangasNgaun said...

ill try to drop by after i go to agoncillo this coming holyweek

mazzini said...

Ang ganda sarap talaga sa Batangas! lalo na sa Talisay,Tanauan at San Juan

mazzini said...

Ang ganda sarap talaga sa Batangas! lalo na sa Talisay,Tanauan at San Juan