I never knew that Nueva Ecija could be a dazzling place to visit. It is filled with history and glorious beauty that encapsulated not only my heart but also my soul.
It was August 11, 2018, when we went here for our annual parish pilgrimage in San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish. For this year, the community decided to travel to Nueva Ecija
Nueva Ecija offered our sight with natural beauty and aesthetics. The green fields welcomed us as we go along the way. Around 500 people enjoyed what Nueva Ecija offered its visitors.
First Stop: Sto. Cristo Parish
Sto. Cristo is located in Nueva Ecija. Their parish has a huge parking lot and can accommodate our ten buses. Nice! Also, this parish has intricate designs. Its details totally reflect its youth. Actually, the parish is only 17 years old.
Second Stop: St. Francis Parish
St. Francis Parish welcomed us with rain showers. It has an elegant yet simple exterior design. Its interior design says a lot, tbh. Among the three parishes we’ve visited, this is the most detailed church.
Third Stop: National Shrine of La Virgen Divina Pastora
This is the most awaited church for us to visit. The national shrine of La Virgen Divina Pastora is in Gapan, Nueva Ecija. It has a mini-museum behind its altar. The youth who told us about its history said the church has been founded in colonial times.
This pilgrimage happened in the midst of Habagat on August 11, 2018. Still, we survived and spent the day well. Thanks to God, the provider of everything. It is indeed a well-spent weekend. Looking (and hoping) forward for more pilgrimage this year.