The Holy Week is a sacred time as we commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Among the things to follow during the season of Lent, is the Seven Churches Visitation of commonly known as the Visita Iglesia in the Philippines. This Catholic tradition dates back to the ancient times and this event starts on the evening of Holy Thursday. Filipinos are strict observers of this tradition and for visitors here in the City of Pines here are the churches in Baguio City that you can add in your Holy Week excursion.
- Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral
Starting with the a famous church located at the heart of the city is Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral or commonly known as the Baguio Cathedral, the cathedral might be located a few steps away from the iconic Session Road but inside is a great place for meditation and prayer.
- St. Joseph the Worker Church
Located a couple of meters away from Botanical Garden and Wright Park, St. Joseph the Worker Church is an immaculately designed church, its bright interiors and sunlight streaming through the stained glass of the church allows families to concentrate and cherish a moment with the Lord.
- Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish located along Kisad Road, is a great choice for people who are looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With its recent renovation, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish offers a calming and peaceful ambience fit for meditation.
- St. Vincent Parish
Saint Vincent Parish located along Naguilian Road is a tall church protruding in the city’s beautiful skyline. The church is just a short trip from the city proper and it is an ideal spot for families to come together and celebrate the mass.
- Pink Sisters Convent
Pink Sisters Convent is tucked away from the urban noise and pollution thus you are left with a relaxing and calming ambience perfect for contemplation and prayer. The convent is surrounded with lovely greens that give that unique Baguio touch.
- Holy Family Church
Located in Bakakeng, this family church offers the privacy of being alone with thoughts. Its high ceiling and wide altar allows the people to enjoy solitude in a church away from the busy city.
- Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary
A home for seminarians, the Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary formerly known as the Seminario Mayor – Recoletos. It is also a formation house dedicated to the study of Philosophy. The seminary also hosts masses.
- Our Lady of Grace Church
Our Lady of Grace Church is one of the churches off the path to the town proper but worth visiting not only because of its blush colored exterior but also due to its calming ambience upon entering.
- Loakan Community Church
Found in Loakan proper, this community church is the great escape from the city. Find yourself in solitude in this peaceful church.
- Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel Scout Barrio
The chapel located at Scout Barrio is surrounded by a quiet neighborhood that is great for meditation. Its cabin-like design also makes it uniquely Baguio.