The Miraculous Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Parish In Batangas

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P7260915etFinally, my PC is now working fine so I can now proceed to the next church as part of our recently held Batangas Pilgrimage Tour. After exploring the famous San Sebastian Cathedral we headed to another church in Lipa City, Batangas and this time, it’s the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish located in P. Torres Street, Poblacion, Lipa City. Much like the St Therese of the Child of Jesus Parish, this chapel is a perfect alternative site to visit to San Sebastian Cathedral which is often congested.  Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is notably less crowded but above anything else, the place itself is miraculous! P7260903The church is part of the Carmelites convent in Lipa City and is officially known as Monastery of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace. P7260905t The Church was founded on May 31, 1946, just a year after World War II left the town of Lipa in ruins. The Carmelite nuns was transferred from Manila to Lipa during the feast day of Our Lady of Mediatrix of All Graces, thus the image became their patronage. Since then, several miraculous events have been reported. P7260922this church is well known among Batanguenos and perhaps to most Filipinos for this happens to be the site of the mysterious shower of rose petals decades ago.P7260910tP7260913tThe Church’s Nave. Unlike most churches in Batangas, Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish a simple and neat design. The interior offers a simple clean white walls matched perfectly with sky blue accents.
P7260912tThe Dome and the main altar. P7260917The church’s dome.
P7260916tOn the right side of the church lies three small rooms including the two rooms for votive candles and another one for the Chapel of Saints. P7260918tEntrance to the Chapel of saints. You will be welcomed with the two tablets stating the ten commandments.
P7260919tP7260920tSaints and Images inside the chapel.
P7260921tThe red votive candles. P7260923tP7260925tOn the left side of the church is another building that will take you a small chapel and also to the actual place where the falling of the rose petals and the apparition occurred. P7260929tOn September 12, 1948 while Teresita was praying in the convent garden, suddenly a vine began to shake. Our Lady allegedly spoke (but not appeared) to her and requested her to kiss the earth and return to the same spot for fifteen consecutive days. P7260927t[The original vine] The apparition was declared by the Catholic Church as fraudulent and ordered everything related to the incident be put away. Teresita left the monastery and the convent was sealed from the public.P7260928t42 years later, a new apparition occurred in 1990 with the Blessed Virgin supposedly requesting the statue that the Catholic Church previously ordered destroyed (which the convent did not obey, but instead hid) be displayed inside the chapel again. The request was granted by the convent and rose petals allegedly started raining from the sky a few days after. The statue was then reportedly seen to have come to life by six children playing at the convent ground.
P7260926tThe garden itself is not accessible to the public but it can be viewed from the second floor of the building.

Feel Check the Previous churches I visited
St Thomas Aquinas Parish │ St Padre Pio National Shrine │ St Therese And The Child Of Jesus Parish │San Sebastian Cathedral

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23 Replies to “The Miraculous Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Parish In Batangas”

  1. oh, what happened to your PC?? fallen sick and you have to wait for it to recover?? hehe.. anyway, welcome back to blogging.. 🙂

    I love the first photo, it’s shot from a perfect angle and from the angle the multi facets of the church could be seen all at once.. I also love the bright color and the dome hidden behind.. nice one!!

    and I find the three little rooms painted in red very special too, they look like little garage and the red paint gives a nice contrast to the yellow color of the main church..

    finally it also has a very beautiful garden there.. too bad it’s not opened to the public, but I guess it’s better that way because the garden looks even more sacred and peaceful without anyone in there, agree?? 🙂

    1. eerrr… my pc had some issues last week and it just turn off for no reason.. my sister cannot fix it either so we ended up buying a new motherboard instead, hoping to isolate all issues and so it worked!

      This is definitely one of my favorite churches that we visited during our pilgrimage tour!

  2. I like the aura of this church; the colors, the placidness and the overall structures. The photo looks real as if I visited this place before, maybe, in my dream. It’s maintained beautifully by dedicated people.

  3. i am not much of a religious but i do enjoy visiting churches whenever i have the chance. they are excellent work of architecture + teeming with beautiful history, too. there is also a peaceful + tranquil air about them. i hope i could get to visit this one in batangas with my boys soon.

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