Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Binondo Church

this historic church was originally built in 1596 to serve chinese converts in the binondo area. it was destroyed and rebuilt several times and has been a witness to storied lives of filipinos. san lorenzo ruiz served in this church before joining a missionary to japan.

when we were there in october, i was so glad to see foreigners visiting the church. but unlike in big european cities where large churches are becoming more of only tourist spots, binondo church is still a place for worship, to hear mass and commune with god.

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