Thursday, June 6, 2013

Monasterio de Tarlac/Signs



These are some of the signs at the Monasterio de Tarlac, a Catholic monastery and hermitage along the mountain ranges of San Jose, Tarlac province and within the eco-tourism park.  There is a 30-foot statue of the Risen Christ perched on the mountain.  There is also a small chapel that houses the relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ.  The relic, the only one in Asia, arrived here in 2007.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to see it---and taking a photo of the relic is not allowed.


I was with a group of shutterbugs who visited the monastery last Saturday.  It was a 3-hour drive from Manila.



Linking to Signs, Signs

9 comments:

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Nice signs. The church is beautiful!

~Lindy

Marleen said...

Such an interesting place to visit, nice to go with a tour.

Nonnie said...

what a magnificent edifice! even a replica would be worth seeing.

Pat said...

Looks like a beautiful church. Some places allow photos without the flash. Too bad this one wouldn't allow at least that.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A most impressive building! A welcoming wide entrance features in the last feature! And love the blue tones in the beautiful sign featured in the first photo!

Taken For Granted said...

Interesting signs. Improper attire must offend the church.

RedPat said...

A beautiful monastery! I'm sure the 3 hr trip was worth it.

Photo Cache said...

someday i hoped to visit this.

Tanya Breese said...

wow, beautiful church!