Saturday, April 21, 2012

Serene Holy Week at Marian Orchard in Batangas

If last year we visited Caleruega in Tagaytay for our family’s Visita Iglesia (you can see my entry bout that HERE), this year, we’ve been to Marian Orchard at Brgy. Malabanan, Balete, Batangas for our Holy Week practice. Balete, Batangas is a municipality adjacent to Lipa City and it’s only about 30 minute drive from Batangas City.

Marian Orchard is just too perfect for solemn activities like praying, meditation and Visita Iglesia. 

What I really like here is their version of the Stations of the Cross wherein you can reach each station by trekking a hill-like trail. Doing the Stations of the Cross here can already be your own sort of penitensya!

There are also life-sized stone statues of some biblical scenarios at Marian Orchard.

When you have already accomplished the stations, you will reach a park full of colourful flowers and Greek-inspired structures. Indeed, it’s a perfect scene for picture taking moments. :D

So next Holy Week, if you will be having hard time choosing where to go and where to do Visita Iglesia, why not try Marian Orchard?