Pilgrimage Overview:

  • Pilgrimage Chaplain:

    Fr. Jerry Orbos, S.V.D.

  • Departure Date:

    August 15, 2017

  • Countries:

    Philippines

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip economy airfare via Pal Express
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers by private coach
  • Airline Taxes
  • Three (3) nights hotel accommodation
  • Transportation by private air conditioned coach
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Roundtrip private boat transfers to Guimaras
  • Services of an English-speaking guide during the tour
  • Services of a Tour Leader and Pilgrimage Chaplain
  • Tips to guide, drivers and waiters
  • Travel Insurance valid for 4 days only
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast ; L – Lunch ; D – Dinner)

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“La Muy Noble Ciudad” or “The Most Noble City” was the title given by the Queen of  Spain to Iloilo City during the Spanish colonial era. Join a Pilgrimage to Iloilo with Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD leaving on August 15, 2017. Marvel at this queen city where the people’s way of life is deeply anchored in faith and its colonial-era churches are a testament to a rich and flourishing history.

Your pilgrimage begins with a visit to Southern Iloilo’s churches and landmarks. Visit San Jose Church, well-known for its most precious treasure,  the image of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Proceed to Sto. Nino de Arevalo Parish where you will find an image of the Sto. Nino, considered as the third oldest in the Philippines. Marvel at the lovely Church of St. John of Sahagun in Tigbauan, with a façade that is adorned in the Spanish Churrigueresque style. Go inside and be awed at the richness of the modern interior with an altar adorned with a magnificent mosaic, and a wall flanked by the tile mosaics of the 14 Stations of the Cross. Proceed then to Guimbal Church, one of the oldest and most magnificent churches in the country.

Head for the Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova, commonly known as the Miagao Church. The church was designated as one of the best examples of the Baroque Churches of the Philippines and included in the list of World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Proceed to San Joaquin Church, a cultural gem of the Philippines. It stands magnificently overlooking the sea and is located beside San Joaquin’s town plaza.

Enjoy a full day Guimaras Island Tour. Visit the Parish of St. Isidore the Worker in Navalas, Buenavista referred to simply as Navalas Church, one of the most significant religious and historical sites in the province of Guimaras. Proceed to Our Lady of the Philippines Monastery, the only Trappist monastery in the Philippines under the Cistercian Order.

Visit the Parish of St. Anne in Molo. Also known as the “Feminist Church” or the “Church of Women,” Molo Church is distinctively hemmed by 16 women saints. Next stop is the Jaro Cathedral (Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria), one of the oldest churches in the country.

Cap off your pilgrimage with a visit to the Cabatuan Church or the Church of San Nicolas de Tolentino and Sta. Barbara Church, which served as the general headquarters and a military hospital of the revolutionary forces against Spain in the Visayas during the late 1800s. After lunch, visit Pavia Church, one of the best maintained and restored churches in the province. It is the only church made of red bricks inside and out in the whole of Panay.

Join a Pilgrimage to Iloilo with Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD leaving on August 15, 2017.  Satisfy your wanderlust. Discover the rich historical and cultural heritage of the beautiful province of Iloilo. “Iloilo is so blessed by the Gods, they took up permanent residence. And why wouldn’t they, if they have such magnificent houses?”

Things We Love

 

  • The majestic, grandiose and elegant Miagao Church is bedecked with intricate motifs, including the image of a saint carrying Jesus while holding on to a coconut tree.
  • Mangoes from Guimaras is well known worldwide as the sweetest mangoes on earth!
  • All female saints put along the main aisle of the church of the Church of St. Anne or Molo Church.
  • The stunning Nuestra Senora de la Paz y Buen Viaje Church (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Church in La Paz) is an awesome showcase of Ilonggo artistry and is a preferred wedding church among locals.
  • Magnificent mosaics that adorn the interior of St. John of Sahagun Church in Tigbauan

Things To Do

  • VISIT

    Visit Jaro Cathedral or the Cathedral of Our Lady of Candles, considered as the second National shrine in the Visayas after the Basilica del Santo Nino in Cebu.

  • HISTORY

    See how the people of Guimbal protected themselves,  during the pre-Hispanic era,  from the attacks of possible marauders and Moro pirates at the Guimbal Watchtower.

  • BRING HOME

    Bring home yummy baked goodies from the Panaderia de Molo whose recipes have been handed down for more than a century.

  • FEAST

    Feast on iconic Iloilo eats such as La Paz Batchoy, Pancit Molo, Barquillos, butterscotch and  an endless list of amazing food that Iloilo is well known for.

  • MARVEL

    Marvel at the awesome Nelly’s Garden, the Queen of Heritage Houses of Iloilo and now a historical and cultural landmark. The structure of the mansion is patterned after Tara, the estate house of the novel, “Gone With the Wind.”  

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Testimonials

I am honored to be included in this pilgrimage. The Pilgrims' Center has very good itineraries worth remembering. No hours wasted. They took very good care of us in spite of our big number of 47 people. The daily mass and homilies of Fr. Manny Cruz held in different shrines and churches were very inspirational and transforming. Accommodations were nice most especially the one on top of the Mountain with an awesome view built in 1909. It's like travelling back in time. I definitely would want to do it again with Pilgrim Center.

Peter Joseph Mapua

The Pilgrims' Center always gives you the best. They let you feel like an Executive in terms of personal service & attention especially during pilgrimage. Their choices of pilgrimages and pilgrim chaplains are outstanding. You go back home very fulfilled and immersed...

Marlene Silvestre

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Booking Conditions

1) 50 % deposit is required upon reservation.

2) Deadline for full payment should be at least one (1) month before departure date. An Invitation to Join a Pilgrimage to I L O I L O 4 Days FR. JERRY ORBOS, S.V.D. Pilgrimage Chaplain 15 August 2017 Departure Date

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Terms and Conditions

BASIC TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE: airport terminal fee, insurance, hospitalization and other medical expenses, tours and transportation during free periods, porterage of extra pieces of luggage in excess of the maximum allocation (10 kgs.), drinks and beverages taken during meals, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, fax, room service, tips for drivers, guides, tour escorts, and other expenses not mentioned in the itinerary terms and conditions.

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