It is the highest point at Caleruega. It is the favorite place for weddings. The first time we came here, we witnessed two and the other day, there was also an early afternoon wedding. Of all the landmarks at Caleruega, this is my favorite and the garden in front of it.
Let me quote what they have to say about this from the official website of Caleruega, Philippines.
“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 grapevines entwined in the steel doors of the chapel not only portray Jesus as the vine and we as 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 reap…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).”
Beautiful, isn’t it?
Notice the door’s intricate design….
The facade of the chapel, the light keeps it changing…..
Another view, with the Oblation clearly visible in front.
I love everything here, it was the first thing I visited when we arrived.
Love this angle, I think I am getting good at this..haha!
I like this best, a silhouette of the chapel with the clouds hovering above
The cobbled steps make it more quaint and antiquated but still beautiful…..
And the landscape is a wonder, I wish I have all these in my own garden.
We got invited to attend this mass together with the graduating engineering students of Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba.
Took this while inside the car on our way back home……Au Revoir Caleruega!