National Shrine of St. Joseph
September 12, 2009
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The island of Cebu, being the seat of Christianity in the Philippines (and in Asia for that matter), is filled with age-old churches. Most of these churches are so old that some of them are even older than the country’s oldest streets. And what makes these churches more interesting is the fact that they all look gorgeous.
Today, I decided to take some photos of a very beautiful church in the city of Mandaue. The church, which stands right beside Saint Joseph’s Academy and Mandaue’s most important government building, is located right in the heart of Mandaue City.
St. Joseph Church in Mandaue City.
Facade of the church. The church looks really nice.
Prior to this visit, I didn’t know that the church was a national shrine.
Joseph Sponsus Mariae
The National Shrine of St. Joseph
Doors at the side of the church.
Statue of Jesus Christ outside the church.
Church interior. It looks gorgeous.
There was a wedding when I visited the church. That explains the flower you see in this photo.
The main altar with the statue of St. Joseph and the child Jesus.