Saturday, November 17, 2018

A Blissful Visit at Caleruega Church in Batangas

"We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment."
Caleruega Church (Near Cavite) - Also known as the Transfiguration Chapel located at Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas.
This rustic church is standing perfectly in the midst of luscious greenery and colorful flowers abounding the place.
Located at the highest point of Caleruega, the view and landscape of the church are the most photographed.
Couples and ordinary sightseers alike will enjoy the beauty of the church.
The chapel itself is replete with symbolism.
Its façade is a reproduction of the original chapel in Caleruega, Spain.
Its hut-shaped roof is in remembrance of the temporary sheds that the apostles wanted to build for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah during the transfiguration (Mt 17:1-8).
The seal of the Dominican Province of the Philippines is depicted in stained glass in the upper portion of the chapel’s façade.
The seven grape vines entwined in the steel doors of the chapel not only portray Jesus as the vine and we as the branches (John 15:5), but also symbolize the seven sacraments.
The main altar is a carved tree trunk representing the “stem of Jesse,” mentioned in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah: then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit (Is 11:1).
The tabernacle is a gentle reminder of the burning bush through which God revealed Himself to Moses in Mt. Sinai (Ex 3:2).
The birds carved on the communion table are representations of God’s providence in Matthew 6:26: Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they rea and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
The stained glass depicts the Transfiguration of Jesus witnessed by Peter, John, and Luke. With Jesus are Moses and Elijah, two significant instruments of God in the Old Testament (Mat 17:3).
When I visit this place, I feel so relaxed and at peace.
How do you find this place?
Let me know your thoughts.
Thanks for reading.
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