Self flew back to Manila last night, just in time to catch Wednesday devotions at Baclaran Church.
Her family used to live in Malate, just around the corner from Baclaran Church, and this is where she and her faily used to attend Sunday mass.
Since then, Baclaran Church has grown in stature and has become a pilgrimage site for devotees of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. The last time she was here, she was with Dear Departed Mum. The church was packed with people crawling to the altar on their knees. Since then, they’ve banned this particular form of devotion and the atmosphere is much less chaotic.
Just outside the church is a shrine to St. Thérese of Lisieux, enclosed by an iron fence. Today, the statue of St. Therese was draped in flowers. There was a beautiful bouquet of roses and lavender hanging to the right.
Posting for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day.