One of the traditions during Holy Week among Filipino Catholics is “Visita Iglesia”. It is the Filipino way of visiting 7 churches on Holy Thursday as a sign of respect to the savior of mankind. In each church, we kneel down and pray at least 2 of the 14 Stations of the Cross.
An alternative way for those people who really cannot visit churches for some valid reason is Visita Iglesia at www.cbcponline.net. However the site seems to be having problems as I browse it.
Seven famous churches in the country are included in the site: the San Lorenzo Ruiz Church and Santo Nino de Tondo Parish in Tondo, Manila; Manila Cathedral Basilica and San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila; Nuestra Senora de Remedios in Malate, Manila;Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine in Paranaque
As you visit these churches online, the 14 Stations of the Cross with the corresponding prayer are included. I was browsing the net for the 14 stations and prayers, but it seems all the available copies on the net are the old ones.
We have visited the Laguna Churches in 2008 , it is still the best Visita Iglesia we had as a family. By Thursday off we go again for our yearly Visita Iglesia.
For our families and friends who are far away , join us in our yearly Visita Iglesia via the net;
St. John the Baptist Church (Calamba, Laguna)
Diocesan Shrine of San Antonio de Padua (Pila, Laguna)
Immaculate Conception Parish (Sta. Cruz, Laguna)
Church of Bartholomew (Nagcarlan, Laguna)
St. John the Baptist Parish (Liliw, Laguna)
St. Gregory the Great Parish (Majayjay, Laguna)
Parokya ng Santa Maria Magdalena (Magdalena, Laguna)