Santuario De San Ezekiel Moreno In Las Piñas


While we are on our way to Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Church, we saw a huge church nearby but we have no idea if it is a Catholic Church or not. So after paying a visit to Las Piñas Church, we decided to check the place only to find out that it is indeed a Catholic Church with a huge columbarium similar to the Transfiguration Of Christ Church in Antipolo. The church is known as the Santuario De San Ezekiel Moreno (Sanctuary of Saint Ezekiel Moreno) which is also dubbed as the grandest center of faith  in South Metro Manila. Interestingly, it is a project of Villar Foundation that support religious organizations. “The Villar Foundation has been working closely with various religious organizations and institutions in order to provide focus on the Foundation’s outreach efforts.”(According to their official webpage) P80713341Located in Barangay Pulanglupa along the Old Town Las Piñas Historical Corridor, the church is inspired by the architectural elements of the Spanish colonial period. Unlike the Bamboo Organ Church, Santuario De San Ezekiel Moreno is relatively new yet the size of it is extremely magnificent. We are lucky that there are no visitors that day and we were able to get a nice view of the church. This 700-seater church will be a column-free edifice with a grand adoration chapel, designed by the world-class firm of Architect Claude Edwin Andrews and masterplanned by DQA Design and Planning, Inc.P8071339t

P8071337t[The facade of the church]The columbarium (managed by managed by Golden Haven Memorial Park) below the church was huge but was currently under construction that time.P8071341t


The church’s nave
P8071346tThe main altarP8071347tThe balustraded octagonal ceiling
P8071345tThe church’s ceiling P8071350tA majestic view of the church’s interior from the choir loft. Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno was built in honor of the Spanish Agustinian priest who served as parish priest of Las Piñas from 1876 to 1879. The Santuario will be considered as a center for healing of cancer patients as St. Ezekiel Moreno is regarded as the patron saint of cancer victims.
P8071342tAside from the church and the columbarium, there is also a small museum here that displays a relic from Saint Ezekiel and I share it on a separate post

35 thoughts on “Santuario De San Ezekiel Moreno In Las Piñas”

  1. agnes says:

    The church is being maintained well, i like the bright colour of this church.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      thanks Agnes

  2. [SK] says:

    another beautiful church you visited during your pilgrimage trip.. this one looks very new with all the bright paints and fresh interior.. it’s orange everywhere, guess this is the theme color of the design huh?? i like orange, it’s a happy color, haha.. oh, there’s a mini museum too, nice~~

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      yes, the orange is very overwhelming here.. it’s everywhere hehe.. but i find it very neat

  3. Jonathan says:

    Why so orange? Orange is a significant colour in Buddhism and the use of that colour in this church must have a meaning as well. I have never heard of the different structural terms used for a church so I am learning from your posts. Have a great weekend!

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      I’m not sure Sir Jo but I think they painted it orange because it is Manny Villar’s signature color

    2. Ms Gorgeous says:

      It’s because this area (length of C5 extension road) is owned by the Villars. If you can still recall the time when Manny Villar ran for the 2010 presidential elections, his color was Orange (Noynoy was Yellow).

  4. mun says:

    What a grand church. Even their sign outside has such big and bold words. And it looks so new and huge space inside.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      yes, this church is very new Mun.. thanks for dropping by

  5. stevevhan says:

    I love how all the photos looking so sharp and sunny! with the color of the church! also ang konti ng tao, sarap apng quiet time & re-flexion! Thanks for voting me in bloggys blue!

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      I don’t know how crowded this church is kapag Sunday or during the mass pero we arrived there ng weekday at tanghaliang tapat kaya walang tao hehe

  6. Yannie says:

    The interior building design and colour are so beautiful.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      indeed… thanks for dropping by Yannie

  7. Franc Ramon says:

    The church has a really contemporary look. This is a great project by the villar foundation.

  8. Twilight Man says:

    The whole ambiance, interior and ceilings are very impressive and beautiful too.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      indeed and it is relatively new.. i think it was opened to public 2 or 3 years ago

  9. Claire says:

    What a beautiful church! Your photos are amazing, they pick up every detail that I feel like I am there x

  10. Jeypi Kyu says:

    I seldom see blogs about churches. It’s a good thing that you were able to document this. It’s something that people should be aware off.. 🙂

  11. Jovelyn says:

    You should put an instruction how to go there. I wanna!

  12. Janine says:

    Wow, that church is grandiose! If not for the blog title, I wouldn’t have guessed this is located in the Philippines! The interiors are so modern and very beautiful indeed!

  13. We’ve been in Las Pinas for like 3 years now and i haven’t seen that church yet. It looks beautiful! We normally go to bamboo organ church.

  14. Me-An says:

    We’re not fans of lavish churches, but the photos you took look nice. The intricate details on the double doors are gorgeous.

  15. Cess Piano says:

    I’ve seen one photo of this church on your Instagram account. I must say that it’s an exquisite church, but I didn’t expect that the interior is breath-taking! It’s my first time to see a Catholic church with such beauty and elegance!

    Thank you for sharing this, Milton!

    Cess |

  16. Lester says:

    I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now. And I must say, the churches you visit look awesome! Great post 🙂

  17. theresa says:

    I recently visited the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes and I miss the church where I used to grow up! I am actually fond of looking at different churches. I hope when I got a nice camera, I can blog all the churches in the Philippines.

  18. Polly says:

    I went here last week! For me, it is one of the most picturesque churches in the area. The interior looks warm and inviting and for someone (ehem) who is a HUGE fan of Baroque architecture – WOW! I’m so glad I just stumbled upon your blog. 🙂

  19. Louise says:

    I love how the altar was made open that way. When you enter this church, your eyes will be directed to that space. 🙂 I just don’t like the color though. Hehe. But it’s still a beautiful church. 🙂

    ♥ Louise |

  20. Cai says:

    Finally!! The photos loaded! Wow! This one is a good church. I don’t have any idea about churches in Las pinas except for the Bamboo organ church. The facade and the main altar looks fab! Nice photos! 🙂

  21. Chel says:

    I love the architecture of the church. Hopefully Ill get to visit Sanctuario de san ezekiel when I am back.

  22. ariane says:

    Churches are one of the few that amazes me when it comes to architecture, especially the old ones. The detail and the historic meaning. Not to mention the different classification of churches from Baroque to Roman to Gothic. Haha

  23. jared's mum says:

    this looks like a very lovely church, i hope i can visit this place with my boys one day!

  24. you mentioned bamboo organ church and I remember our supposed road trip there 2 weeks ago; hope to pursue it, will visit this church too. 🙂

  25. Marvie says:

    How much is the wedding rates? Any idea?

    1. Brian says:

      Were you able to check wedding rates?

  26. Lovelyn says:

    Is this a wedding church also?

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