Ermita (Spanish for "hermitage") Church takes its name from the fact that there once stood on this site a shrine ... More
Ermita (Spanish for "hermitage") Church takes its name from the fact that there once stood on this site a shrine and hermitage dedicated to a greatly venerated image of the Virgin Mary called Nuestra Senora de Guia, or Our Lady of Guidance. Legend has it that the image was found on a pandan bush along the shore of Manila Bay on the evening of May 19, 1571, the day the Spanish colonizers took over Manila. The image, believed to be miraculous, is still housed in this church. It has been declared "Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Senora de Guia".
A distinctive feature of the Manila skyline, the green and white gothic spires of the churches of this powerful and
influential religious group are as familiar a sight to Filipinos as McDonald's golden arches. Iglesia ni Cristo (also known ...
Every Filipino Catholic knows the image of the Virgin Mary enshrined in this church of the Redemptorist Order. Known as
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the Byzantine like icon is the object of profound devotion every Wednesday, drawing thousands ...
For almost four centuries Santo Domingo de Manila, the church and motherhouse of the Dominican Order, stood within the walls
of Intramuros . Moved to this site after the destruction of original structure in World War II, Santo Domingo ...