Tuesday, August 28, 2012

G/ABC Wednesday

@ Fontana Leisure Park

G is for Grotto

In a predominantly Catholic country like the Philippines, a grotto is a pretty common outdoor garden feature in residences, resorts, parks and even caves.  Many Filipinos are Marian devotees and most of the grottoes here have the statue of the Blessed Virgin.

@ Mambucal Hot Spring

A grotto (Italian grotta, French "grotte") is a type of natural or artificial cave that is associated with modern, historic or prehistoric use by humans (Source).  It is often a small cave near the water and often flooded or liable to flood at high tide. 

Many grottoes around the Philippines are believed to be miraculous.  Devotees and the curious travel to visit grottoes especially during Lent.
behind the Salawag Parish Church
True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself. ~ Henry Miller

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lotusleaf said...

There are grottos in cathilic churches here too.

lotusleaf said...

Great pictures! There are grottos in Catholic churches here.

Lara said...

beautiful and serene! special places, where you can gain peace!

magiceye said...

Nice takes!

Roger Owen Green said...

Lovely GARDEN around it too!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

MaR said...

Beautiful ones, there are many in Spain too!

G is for gazpacho

Chubskulit Rose said...

Awesome, I was happy when we bought out home as it has a Virgin Mary Statue!

Golden Rule
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Carver said...

Great shots of the grottoes. Carver, ABC Wed.Team

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photography ~ Love grottoes ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Mildred said...

Very nice captures of these wonderful grottoes!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a nice week****