|St. Gregory (Majayjay) Church|
|beveieled ladies listening to mass|
|love the door to the church|
|Our national hero|
|Horses mingle with tricycles in this Laguna town|
We hurried to get a glimpse of the famed Majayjay Church or St. Gregory Church before the sun set and skipping merienda to do that was worth it.
Considered one of the oldest Catholic churches in the Philippines, I leafed through the church's history and lost track of the many times it survived fires, devastation, wars and revolution. That it is still standing is the testament to the people of Majayjay's faith and devotion -- something which was obvious when we entered to see ladies in their veils listening to the word of God during the five o'clock mass.
* Reportedly that's how Majayjay got it's name. Americans who went there had a tricky time navigating the roads that they went haaay.. :)