Santo Niño De Ternate Parish


Instead of starting off with the nearest church, we decided to begin with the farthest and so we traveled all the way to Ternate Cavite to start our very own Western Pilgrimage tour. The tour was headed by our Praesidium president and me. Of course, we are accompanied by our Junior Legionaries and other LOM (Legion of Mary) members. The first church on our list is the Sto Niño De Ternate Parish which is located at the province of Ternate Cavite.P8291731ttAlthough it doesn’t look that old, Sto Niño De Ternate was actually established in 1663 by the Jesuits Missionaries under the patronage of Sto Niño De Ternate after the Mardicas (first settlers of Ternate arrived in Ternate from Mollucas Island) brought with them the said image.P8291718ttThe Main altar. The church has been through a lot of challenges especially during the Philippine Revolution against Spanish where it was drastically destroyed and only the Holy Image of Sto Niño miraculously left untouched. ZZZZZ[Photo Credit to Lorenz Khalil Soberano] Interestingly, every 31st of December, they are conducting the so-called “Baña De Santo Niño”, an annual tradition being done since 1663 where the image takes a bath and changes his dress in preparation for His upcoming Feast day on January 6.The image will again change his vestments on January 5, after the caracol and holy mass in his honor. They said that the water that was used to bath the image can cure many illnesses. P8291738tA marker outside the church in commemoration of its 340th Anniversary, consecrating and dedicating the church under the title of Sto Niño de Ternate. P8291739tSteel Gate of the parish.P8291734ttUpon doing a research, I also learned that The Santo Niño de Ternate was carved from dark ebony wood by an unknown carver from Acapulco, Mexico together with the images of Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Bunviaje de Antipolo and the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno de Quiapo which explains their similarities in terms of their facial features.

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14 thoughts on “Santo Niño De Ternate Parish”

  1. small kucing says:

    will you be getting some of the water for standby?

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      The water bottles were being distributed after the traditional bathing is done… i haven’t witnessed nor attended the feast day of Sto Niño de Ternate yet but hopefully I’ll get a chance next year ^_^

  2. mun says:

    To me, the church does look very old and antique but has been maintained very well so it is clean and welcoming. I like to read your blog to see the various churches in your country.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      thanks Mun ^_^

  3. Debarpan says:

    The church is undoubtedly looking awesome,it’s worth making visit there.Looking forward for your upcoming posts.

  4. I love old churches specially those that have history. Thanks for sharing we’ve been planning to do a “visit ogles” this coming Holy Week and this is such a beautiful church and Cavite is not that far away from Manila

  5. emiliana says:

    It is a wonder how the local government was able to preserve this church. I’d love to go there sometime,

  6. Franc Ramon says:

    It looks new for a church established in 1663 so that’s credits to the maintenance work here. The place also looks so beautiful.

  7. Jojo Vito says:

    nice photos..its just sad that they were not able to preserve the original look of the chruch…

  8. Jojo Vito says:

    nice photos..its just sad that they were not able to preserve the original look of the church…

  9. Renz says:

    I really admire the thing that you do, I mean promoting the old churches in your province and that’s really great because it shows you truly value heritage. 🙂

  10. Anjhe says:

    can you please provide some Mass Schedules? We are planning to have Pilgrimage on this Church. Thank you!

  11. Joey says:

    Hello, I’m looking Mr. Boy o kuya boy tawagin. I know he’s caretaker, May I have to contact him thru phone? Kasi kami po ung mag iinstall ng camera sa Sto. Nino ang problema po nawala ung contact ko sa kanya. Please Can I have his contact?

    Sals Engineer

    1. Joey says:

      This is my contact no. 09169462050 thank you.

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