Wednesday, February 08, 2006

staple churches..

lately, i've been visiting churches. well at least for four straight weeks now. not that im into some kind of penitence (is this the right term? i dunno) or some kind of pilgrimage because i want to achieve something. just like those board exam takers ya know.

first stop, bread of life in glorietta 6. second is the church located at the center of greenbelt. third is the famous quiapo church. then there's the church in antipolo city (our lady of good voyage and pilgrimage). next is mt. carmel chapel still in antipolo. and the last one just this morning is st. claire church in katipunan ave. in all these churches except that of bread of life, i have lighted a candle for my wishes.

creating a dent in me is the one in st. claire just this morning (i mean of all the candle lighting ceremony i usually do). for one, in st. claire, you have to buy eggs in exchange for your prayer list. and so bel and i bought 6 pcs. of eggs from the ale outside the church for only 30 bucks. after writing down our prayers, we slipped the piece of paper in the designated dropping area so that the pink sisters would pray with the help of st. claire. i really dont know if they would read my request as well as bell but i hope that the prayers would get to heaven. anyway, after dropping those, bel and i went to the candle lighting section for my usual ceremony of lighting candles. i lighted candles for us, for my and her parents, for our schooling and work, for my friends and her friends, for brothers and their family. after which, we spent another five minutes inside the church where i said the same prayer again.

while walking back to lrt station, i told her what were my wishes. there were three things actually. first, for her marry me. second, to the Lord to give us a baby girl and lastly for us to be happy forever. not so much of a prayer i guess. in return she also told me that she listed 3 things and that she wrote her name and mine at the bottom of the paper. her wishes were basically the same as mine except written differently. her second wish was so touching because she asked to the Lord that i will be given to her completely (well, i think she already got that one)....

while in antipolo last saturday bound for prayer mountain (yeah, the original plan was to go to prayer mountain only to find out we could not locate it), we ended up having to pray in the church of antipolo city which is our lady of pilgrimage and golden voyage. well i guess it's the churches for those who will leave the country. although eventually we will be leaving, not so soon i guess. eventually...

i was late as in super late her brows are pointing to the sky when i got in lrt santolan station. and who wouldnt be if you're an hour late? i was kinda hesitant at first but i have to admit it was my fault and so i was terribly sorry. of course i was able to appease her...

since the prayer mountain was nowhere to be found, we settled for mt. carmel church where the trike driver took us. there was only one person in there. sensing that we are in the wrong church, we decided to pray for fifteen minutes and go back to the natural park where the trike passed.

and so we spent the whole afternoon listening to hinulugang taktak falls. it was an afternoonfull of conversation. bliss and euphoria filled the air....

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