Tayo Na Sa Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage! (Antipolo Escapade Part 1)

The best way to start traveling is to be blessed and guided by God, through the intercession of the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (especially for Catholics). The priest was already giving the homily when we had arrived there at around 7:15 AM. I was astounded by the church’s magnificent altar and retablo. The Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage stood in the center radiating its beauty especially her long curly locks. It has a high dome. You would think that it is big because of the impression the dome gives but I think it is spacious enough for devotees and church-goers. 

The dome of the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage – impressively high!

The altar where her majesty stands.


I apologize that I am not well-versed in this. I don’t know who are these two images but if you know them, please leave it in the comment below. The priest presider of the mass announced that they were just visiting and would leave the church on that day. We are blessed enough to encounter them here. We said our prayers but was not able to know them so a response would be great.

Anyway, after the mass, we lit candles and prayed for our journey and own prayer intentions. The candle price varies from Php 3 – Php 50 based on the size.

Two candles coming up…

A prayer with a thousand words – for the world, my beloved friends and family, and for myself.

 

There is a small museum above the candle store. Picture taking is not allowed so no pictures, folks! The museum has a really pleasant smell wafting in the air. Different memorabilias were displayed inside the glasses. From rosaries to clothes, from the popes’ religious items and history, this place should not be missed most especially that each person can kiss, touch, and directly pray to the Lady. This museum is the back of the altar.

By the way, they hold a “Blessing of Religious Items” at the side of the church. They bless the items through sprinkling the holy water. It is for free but you could give donations.

On a bright sunny day, the church is still splendid.

There you have it. First stop – Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, check! ✔️

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Transportation:

From LRT Santolan to Antipolo Church on a UV Express – Php 50.

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Tayo Na Sa Antipolo! (Let’s Go To Antipolo!)

Antipolo — when I hear this place’s name, what echoes in my head is the song “Tayo Na Sa Antipolo”. It was not directly taught in school but I usually read it from books and hear it in radios. It is just around 25 kilometers away from the bustling streets of Manila so it is not really far. I had been here. I remembered that I had attended several masses in the famous church here with my family when I was a child. This time, my friends and I planned to visit this pride of Rizal province.
Of course, I am so excited for this trip because I made our itinerary. I chose places that were budget-friendly, for budgetarians like us, and traveler-friendly, for Dora-like explorers like us.

P.S. I am really grateful to the reviews from TripAdvisor and blogs of selected people because it gave me an idea where to go, what to do, and how much is to pay (we don’t have a car, honestly). I highly suggest to you pips to write your reviews regarding a trip or anything because it gives others a glimpse or a preview regarding it.

Here it goes.

We went to Antipolo last October 27, 2016. We left our place at around 6 in the morning. We had expected to arrive by 7 so we could hear the second mass. There was no hassle along our trip because there was no traffic. Our trip was very convenient. After getting off of the UV Express, we had to walk the steep and paved road going to the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. By the way, I will be listing down my expenses during the trip so you will have an idea how much will it cost you to get there. (Plus, to avoid overpricing on your part.)