Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Jesus!

"God so loved the world, that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him should ... have eternal life." (John 3:16)


Today, Christ is born and I am one with my family in greeting you all a blessed Merry Christmas! This day should be a celebration of Jesus' birth so I am posting in this special day, my recent trip to Kamay Ni Hesus (Hands of God) in Lucban, Quezon.

Statues of Saints abound the Garden Area


A Querubin on top of the Gate


Grotto of Mama Mary


The Upper Portion of Church and the Rosary Garden


A view of the Last Supper and Stations of the Cross


Jesus and Mary


The Simple Belfry


Located in the foothills of Mount Banahaw, the Church and the Rosary Garden of Kamay ni Hesus are visualized to give the sick and the spiritually weak a haven where they could feel and experience the presence of God. At the church’s backdrop is a steep hill transformed into a picturesque Via Dolorosa Grotto of Healing and Purification, all of 292 steps, including the life-size statues of the 14 Stations of the Cross is leading to a 50-foot statue of the Ascending Christ —the third biggest in the world than can be seen miles away.

Again, to everyone - MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

62 comments:

  1. wow, great that you've been here... malapit lang kme dyan, a few towns ahead... hahaha

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  2. bro, a blessed Christmas to you and your family!

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  3. Very beautiful images of Jesus!

    I wish you a very merry Christmas likewise and a very prosperous 2009 from my flat, wet country to your beautiful, warm islands!

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  4. Hi Norman! Sorry for the absence, but these last weeks were a nightmare. Just dropped by to wish you a great season! Hope to be back before 2009... ;) Merry Christmas!
    Meanwhile Blogtrotter is starting its new adventure in India. Enjoy and have a great week!

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  5. Thank you for sharing the beauty, mystery and wonder of the Christmas celebration. Merry Christmas to you, too.

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  6. Very beautiful pictures, my friend. It must have been quite a drive to get to this place.

    Btw, thank you very much for the link. I linked you up too under my "Fave Photo Blogs" links. Thank you very much and Merry Christmas. Take care always. :)

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  7. Merry Christmas! Galing ah may pang Christmas post talaga. Galing ng mga kuha kahit hindi ganun ka ganda ang panahon. Astig Oman. Extend my greetings to your family na sobrang bait also to Tay Pey. Hehehe...

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  8. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new Year. Hehehe. Kanta to pero it means a lot. Thanks for always touring us around the country.

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  9. Great post and Beautiful pictures.
    Merry Christmas to you too! and a Safe & Happy New Year

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  10. Merry Christmas to you too! You're one of the best photographers I've seen here like Dong. :) Thanks for coming by my blog. I wish I could take good photos like you.

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  11. Lawstude, I've never seen anything like this garden before! It is incredible! Merry Christmas to you and your family this holiday season! :)

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  12. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. Peace and Love. Really glad to stumble upon your site this year.

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  13. Wishing you and your family the best of the season. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

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  14. What a beautiful post! Merry Christmas.

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  15. lawstude maligayang pasko sa'yo!
    you're site is one of my favorite to visit at sana tuloy tuloy ang pagba log mo...

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  16. Beautiful gardens! So much wonderful color. Thank you for sharing. Happy Holiday to you and yours!

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  17. Happy Holidays to you Lawstude and Family.

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  18. Beautiful images lawstude!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy Healthy New Year!
    Cat

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  19. merry christmas to one of my favorite attorneys!

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  20. BEAUTIFUL! I wish I was there myself. XD

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  21. Great pictures as usual. What a beautiful place. Thanks for the Christmas wishes. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!
    :-)

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  22. Merry christmas Lawstude! I like the 5th picture. 292 steps?! 100 steps pa lang ang nabilang ko at sa UP Visayas yun.

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  23. I do love the very reason for celebrating Christmas. May yours be blessed.

    Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo. Happy Christmas!


    joy
    A Pinay In England
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    I, Woman

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  24. a blessed Christmas lawstude! I like the mood of the pics...if im not mistaken, is it fog u have there in some of ur pics? cool!

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  25. What an awesome place! So nice to see.

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  26. Impressive display!

    Hope your Christmas is exactly what you want it to be.

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  27. Wow! What an interesting place.

    Hope you have a Blessed Christmas season!

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  28. Apologies for the belated Christmas wishes. A family emergency (which thankfully proved to be non serious) put paid to most of the things I intended to do over the past few days. Hope you had a wonderful day.

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  29. Very beautiful photos. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  31. Beautiful grounds and setting for a church. Merry Christmas to you.

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  32. Wonderful post, great sequence of photographs.
    The nice Grotto of Mama Mary is a reproduction of the worldwide famous Lourdes Grotto.
    Merry Christmas!

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  33. wow---me ganito palang lugas sa Quezon.......galing. merry Xmas to you too.....

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  34. I wish you a very Merry Christmas as well!

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  35. Merry Christmas and a Happy Prosperous New Year to you! Thanks for the comment and the visit.

    How about linking?

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  36. pahabol... Happy Christmas! =)

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  37. what an amazing place! love the foggy background on your grotto shot. Cool!

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  38. happy holidays!

    more travels for the new year

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  39. Beautiful post :)
    Merry Christmas to you too :)

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  40. Ganda naman ang place para ngang paradise.

    Merry Christmas!!

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  41. LS: What a neat capture of the Christian display.
    I hope you had a nice Christmas my friend.

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  42. This place is unbelievable. Beautiful!

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  43. Beautiful indeed. A very Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones.

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  44. Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year!

    (:

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  45. What a colorful garden. Merry Christmas!

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  46. The photo essay just fitted the season. Merry X'mas and a Prosperous New Year to you and family...

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  47. Great travels and adventures! Thanks for sharing them to us! Looking forward to more wonderful travels and stories!
    Happy New Year!

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  48. galing ako dito last sunday. na amazed talaga ako :)

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