It’s been a tradition for us Filipinos to visit any places during Lenten season. It started with Ash Wednesday last February 17. We have our different ways of commemorating God’s saving acts of His sacrifices to save His people. Some lends sacrifices by climbing mountains and having penitence. Others visit different stations of the cross.
One popular place to go if you prefer having penitence through mountain climbing is the Mt. Banahaw in Dolores, Quezon, it’s just roughly 100 kilometers away from Manila. The other one, if you want station of the cross is at Kamay Ni Jesus in Lucban, Quezon. There are hundreds of steps you need to go through in order to reach the giant Jesus. Have to pause also to different stations along the way for some prayers.
Photo taken during Tatay’s birthday celebration last anuary 31, 2010.
But our family used to spend lenten season at home with the rest of relatives and having picnic in the nearby river. That’s how simple our Lenten season is.