March 29, 2018
This season is indeed the time for lent and to remember how Jesus suffered because of our sins.
Then, it has been always the plan to run and visit nearby churches to penitence for Jesus. It’s called Visita Iglesia. I’ve been always invited by Ricky to do Visita Iglesia through Running. I always declined because I’ve been out of running for a couple of years now and I didn’t have any training at all. The plan still made it happened for the reason that we still able to visits seven churches for Visita Iglesia through motorcycle ride. Our motorcycle named Moira.
We came out at exactly 8:50am today. We visited first the center of Blessed Ivan Merz and Requarium. You may also want to visit my separate blog post about Blessed Ivan Merz Center and Requarium through this link, https://deetrailove.wordpress.com/category/blessed-ivan-merz-center-reliquarium/
We started visiting Christ the King Church in Greenmeadows Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City.
Next, we went to St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina located in E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Bagumbayan, Quezon City. At this church, we prayed the rosary at the Stations of the Cross.
We fell in line as instructed by the church at the designated area.
Usherettes were lending us some pieces of cloth for those visitors who were not wearing appropriate attire. I was wearing leggings that’s why they gave me the cloth.
For some who would like to imitate Jesus who was not wearing foot wear, they may leave their shoes or slippers at usherettes’ area, they would be giving numbers in exchange.
Afterwards, there’s another section where usherettes were giving out guides on how to pray the Rosary and a Cross to bring whilst praying the latter (like what Jesus did).
Our next destination supposedly woud be in St. Pope John Paul II Church however there was no parking slot so we decided to go to the next church. We then, visited Monasterio de Sta. Clara Church in Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.
Next was in Our Lady of Abandoned Church in Marikina.
Then in Immaculate Concepcion Church in Concepcion Marikina.
Afterwards, our next stop was in San Isidro Labrador Parish if Greenland Marikina.
Finally, we went to Nuestra Seniora de Aranzazu and prayed to Jesus as what we did in the other churches.
PRAYER FOR THE GRACE OF THE PASSION
O Lord, for the redemption of the world,
you willed to be born among human beings,
subjected to the rite of circumcision,
rejected by the people,
betrayed by Judas with a kiss,
bound with cords,
led like an innocent lamb to slaughter,
shamelessly exposed to the gaze of Annas
as well as Caiaphas, Pilate, and Herod,
accused by false witnesses,
tormented by scourges and insults,
spat upon and crowned with thorns,
struck with blows of hand and reed,
blindfolded and stripped of your garments,
affixed to the wood
and lifted high on the Cross,
numbered among thieves,
given gall and vinegar to drink,
and pierced by a lance.
Lord, by these most holy sufferings which we,
your unworthy servants,
devoutly call to mind,
and by your holy Cross and death
deliver us from the pains of hell,
and be pleased to take us
where you took the penitent thief
who was crucified with you.
You live and reign with the Father
and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen.
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