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    Rizal: Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Antipolo Church)

    Similar to Our Lady of Manaoag Shrine in Pangasinan, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage in Antipolo City attracts pilgrims from all over the country particularly people intending to travel, work abroad or blessing new cars/vehicles. This belief in Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Nuestra Senora De la Paz Y Buen Viaje) has its roots, historians say, that the miraculous icon has sailed back and forth between Manila and Acapulco (Mexico) eight times and on several occasions was credited with protecting the galleon from pirates, and Dutch/British blockades.

    picture of Antipolo Church. too bad the sky turned cloudy just as Tutubi passed by.
    History of Antipolo Church on the NHI marker

    Fiesta in Antipolo is during the month of May while mass schedules follow the usual Sunday masses.

    Antipolo Tourist Traps and Tips:

    For those who want to have their cars and vehicles blessed, proceed directly to the Parish office to make your donation (of any amount) then show your receipt to the priests and lay ministers blessing other vehicles. The process takes only a few minutes.

    People and vendors may sell you pasalubong like suman, kasuy (cashew nuts, mostly from Palawan) and others but buy from the legitimate vendors on a certain side of the church. The ambulant vendors are illegal and block the gates and passageways.

    Overeager people may also pin something on you on your way out of the church, politely tell them you're not interested for they' ask for donation again which are not sanctioned by the parish.

    How to get to Antipolo Church:

    Commute: the fastest way is via MRT/LRT transfer to LRT 2 get off at the last station (Santolan). Board a jeep bound for Antipolo then transfer to a tricycle to take you to the church. There are Antipolo-bound jeepneys in Cubao, Quezon City.

    Commute from Laguna: Board a Sta. Cruz-bound jeepney then transfer to a Siniloan PUJ. In Siniloan, flag a jeep to Tanay, Rizal then another jeep to Antipolo (too many jumps but faster than going around the Laguna Loop. If you're from Quezon province, you may board a jeep bound to Pagsanjan or Sta. Cruz then follow this route.

    Divisoria, Manila to Antipolo, take EMBC bus that pass by Sta Mesa and Ortigas Extension. Take tricycle to Antipolo Church.

    Directions by car: From Makati make your way to Marcos Highway on C5 then choose ilalim C5-Kalayaan Flyover where you also pass by St. Claire (Sta. Clara). Drive straight Marcos Highway, right Sumulong Highway (landmark: Masinag Wet and Dry Market to the left). Drive along the highway (you'll pass Valley Golf and Country Club), head straight at the junction (with signs going to Baras and Hinulugang Taktak). You may ask boys signaling you where to go since there are so many one way streets and map is not always available)

    Other pilgrimage sites in Antipolo:

    Boso-Boso Church: remnants of an old church destroyed during World War 2.

    The White Cross, now called as Via Dolorosa on Pinagmisahan St. with its station of the cross and a large White Cross at the top. (This is is similar to Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban, Quezon)

    Inday Nelly's Mystical Cave located in Puting Bato, Brgy. San Luis, with 205 step stairway, with natural rock formations (stalactites and stalagmites) resembling Catholic images.

    Related Posts:
    St. Clare Monastery
    Our Lady of Manaoag
    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Lipa
    Our Lady of the Pillar
    Kamay ni Hesus
    Visita Iglesia Manila
    Visita Iglesia Rizal and Laguna

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    posted by GingGoy @ 9:33 PM,


    At Feb 27, 2008, 12:59:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    My friends and I went there once and unfortunately the experience was all a blur. I could not remember any single thing, except that vendors keep pinning us with medallions that eventually pushed my friend's button and yelled at these vendors to stop we are not buying.

    At Feb 27, 2008, 11:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    haven't been there with a camera tutubi, maybe one of these days... :)

    At Feb 27, 2008, 12:58:00 PM, Blogger Nicely said...

    Last Sunday, I was in Caleruega. T'was a nice church.

    I love to travel so thank you for your blog, it's very informative! I linked u up.

    More power!!

    At Feb 27, 2008, 1:19:00 PM, Blogger lagal[og] said...

    your posts are very timely tutubi as we're nearing the holy week. thanks for sharing!

    At Feb 27, 2008, 2:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Parang di ko pa sya napuntahan. I think this is also part of the laguna loop

    At Feb 27, 2008, 2:33:00 PM, Blogger orange said...

    There were also sellers who overcharge like the one who sold me ceramic image of our lady of good voyage at P150, which can be seemingly bought at P30. Felt I was too gullible that time but just thought of it as help to the vendor.

    At Feb 27, 2008, 3:15:00 PM, Blogger Nicely said...

    to tutubi:nope, taga-GMA, Cavite po ako. Pala-Pala kasi ang pinakamalapit na way eh. Ikaw po ba ay taga-saan? And thanks for the link-up!

    At Feb 27, 2008, 9:16:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    photo cache, so you've encoutnered the pesky vendors i've written and warned of here :(

    lino, madali lang sya puntahan. balik ka

    laga[log],dami pa HW-related posts :P

    ferdz, it's always the first church of the so called "laguna loop"

    orange, those pesky vendors agai, heh?

    nice, GMA is just near Pala-pala. as you can see here...i'm everywhere...whereever I may roam! :P

    At Feb 28, 2008, 6:10:00 PM, Blogger Toe said...

    My Mom used to bring us to the Antipolo Church whenever we're about to travel somewhere. They sell the best cashew nuts there. :) Hehe... imagine, that was what I remember. :)

    At Feb 28, 2008, 7:51:00 PM, Blogger Tinunuy said...

    Wow, good timing, the altar is similar to Ate Ghee's shot. So its the same place. :D I'm not a catholic so I'm not exposed to catholic churches but I like their structures, as what I've seen in pictures. It's so big inside.

    At Feb 28, 2008, 8:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Very informative :) It's been yeaaars since I've been to Antipolo church man. The directions look strange to me now hehe :)

    At Feb 29, 2008, 1:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Very informative.


    Off topic; I've been trying to RSS your site but it does not work. Perhaps you can do me a favor by checking the feed?

    At Feb 29, 2008, 2:13:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    toe, masarap nga kasuy dun :P

    ethyl alchol, yes it's the same shrine

    bw, you may get lost, i know, but sometimes, getting lost is an adventure in itself

    kyels, site feeds for this site has been moved to feedburner. sorry, wasn't able to announce it. it has something to do with my custom domain. Click here. was also too busy to check it out :(

    At Mar 1, 2008, 4:23:00 PM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: religion really seems to be taken seriously in the Philippines.

    At Mar 8, 2008, 5:58:00 PM, Blogger dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said...

    Hi, Tutubi! nakabalik din ako dito...
    ...I had been so busy this past few weeks...

    This is a very well-written post about Antipolo particularly about going to the church. Your tourist traps and tips is very helpful. Moreso is your guide of going to the place (such thing I admired most in your site)...

    Nagpalit ka rin pala ng web template. Incidentally, I also changed mine. It was taking long time to download, and changing web template was the only solution...

    At Jan 23, 2009, 5:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hello, tutubi!

    i linked to this page of yours, i hope you don't mind! i just featured this church in my blog as well. :)

    At Sep 13, 2012, 3:45:00 PM, Anonymous Jenny Millares said...

    Hi! This is Jen from Living Asia Channel. Just want to ask permission if we can use the Antipolo Church image for our future project. We will surely give acknowledgement. Kindly contact me at or call me at 09182409136 / 09151784038 if this meets your approval.

    Thank you so much and have a good day!


    Jenny Millares


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