Archive for September 8th, 2009

Sometimes it is hard to be upbeat when you know that you will be facing another challenge in your life.  I’ll be having my second session of chemotherapy tomorrow and I am supposed to rest but I feel restless, how’s that?  I would not let this feeling affect me.  This morning, we went through the usual route  going to the New World Diagnostic Center for my required laboratory in preparation for my chemo.  The hubby and I were just listening to the good old music of RJ radio while waiting for the long traffic at Ortigas Avenue.  Greenhills could really be a pain in the neck during rush hours especially in front of La Salle Greenhills.  It’s never even worth to have your blood pressure go up because of it, you just have to wait patiently  and do something worthwhile instead. We enjoyed humming along with the 70’s and 80’s music.  What a way to start an early morning huh?  I heard my stomach growl before we reached New World.  There’s a required fasting for my laboratory exams, and we were thinking where to have a good breakfast before we hit the road again for our church visits.

First stop was the Adoration Chapel of the Sto. Domingo Convent then a short visit with Lovell later. Sharing with friends is something I treasure in my life. It is always a bliss to communicate and talk to someone who knows how to listen and who knows how to understand.  And I thank God for giving me the gift of friends because their presence in my life is always a constant reminder that there are people who truly care, you never have to weigh your words with them.  Lovell lent me the book The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.  Got a big lump in my throat when I saw it because I was so touched and even cried when I watched his video more than a year ago. He died at at the age 47 from pancreatic cancer.  Got to have a copy of this book soon.

Next stop was the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. I took a few shots of the church and I am posting them here.

IMGP2566It was our first time to visit the place and I was struck by the beauty of it.  Spent sometime in prayer before going to the Pink  Sisters.

IMGP2568This is the image of Our Lady Of Lourdes.  I was using a flash but it still came out this way.  The interior of the Church was a little dark, but the image is so beautiful. I was thinking, we must come back here soon.IMGP2570In spite of the rain and cloudy skies I took  a few shots of the facade of the Shrine of Our lady of Lourdes, beautiful, isn’t it?  We managed to swing by St. Joseph Adoration Chapel (Pink Sisters ) at Hemady St. in New Manila a few minutes after. I used to visit this  place when we were still living in Kamuning.  Attending their masses is always a beautiful experience.

IMGP2573You can leave petitions there and the Sisters will pray for you.

Our last stop was at Mt. Carmel Church in Broadway.  I like visiting here even if there are no masses because the place is very conducive for meditation.

It’s Mama Mary’s birthday today and this is my tribute to her.


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Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary.

By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein, may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.

(took this shot a year ago at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite)

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