Though Filipino tradition tells us it’s done every Maundy Thursday, our family had been doing Visita Iglesia every Good Friday. 🙂 Last year, we visited 14 churches in the south of Cebu and this year, up we go to the north part of the province!

 

One of the oldest standing heritage structures in Liloan is the Church of Saint Ferdinand (San Fernando Parish Church), King of Spain,  the fiesta of which is celebrated every May 29 and 30. San Fernando Church Lilo-an Cebu was our 6th stop.

San Fernando Church Lilo-an Cebu

San Fernando Church Lilo-an Cebu

San Fernando Church Lilo-an Cebu

San Fernando Church Lilo-an Cebu

 

The 7th church  we visited was a parish founded in 1863, Sr. Santiago Apostol Church in Compostela Cebu.  

Sr. Santiago Apostol Church in Compostela Cebu

Sr. Santiago Apostol Church in Compostela Cebu

Sr. Santiago Apostol Church in Compostela Cebu

Sr. Santiago Apostol Church in Compostela Cebu

 

Built in 1755, Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church in Danao City Cebu is one of the country’s oldest churches. The church’s bell, San Alipio bell, was casted in 1845 and Villanueva and Sagrado Corazon bells were added in 1917.

Santo Thomas de villanueva Church

Santo Tomas de villanueva Church

Santo Thomas de villanueva Church

Santo Tomas de villanueva Church

Santo Thomas de villanueva Church

Santo Tomas de villanueva Church

 

San Guillermo de Catmon Parish Church was erected by the Augustinian recollects in November 2, 1835, the third and final place chosen by its founder after separating from the Mother Parish Danao. San Guillermo celebrates its fiesta every February 10.

 

San Guillermo de Catmon Parish Church

San Guillermo de Catmon Parish Church

San Guillermo de Catmon Parish Church

San Guillermo de Catmon Parish Church

San Guillermo de Catmon Parish Church

San Guillermo de Catmon Parish Church

Saint James the Apostle Parish Church Sogod is built in the year 1842.

Saint James Parish Church Sogod

Saint James the Apostle Parish Church Sogod

 

Saint James Parish Church Sogod

Saint James Parish Church Sogod

 

Our lady of Miraculous Medal Shrine Bogo is situated on top of the hill, 150 steps to the holy place.

Our lady of Miraculous Medal Shrine

Our lady of Miraculous Medal Shrine Bogo

These are 6 of the lovely churches we visited in the north of Cebu. It was unfortunate that when we arrived at Daan Bantayan the sun had already set and wasn’t able to take photos of the church’s facade. But will surely be driving north again and share our photos with you the soonest. 🙂

 

Here’s the list of churches we visited for Visita Iglesia 2013:

(First 3 churches, we also visited last year)

1. Birhen sa Regla Lapu-lapu City 

2. St. Joseph Parish Church Mandaue City

3. Sto. Nino Church Cebu City 

4. Tabor Hill talamban

5. Saint narcisus Church Consolacion

6. San Fernando Parish Church Liloan

7. Sr. Santiago Apostol Compostela

8. Santo Tomas de Villanueva Danao

9. St. Augustine Church Carmen

10. Saint Guillermo Church Catmon

11. Saint James the Apostle Catmon

12. Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Bogo

13. Sta. Rosa de Lima Daan Bantayan

14. Borbon Chapel