What I like best about the Healing Chapel is its location halfway up the hill. It has a commanding view of the surrounding countryside and the hills across the road below.
This uphill path leads to the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. I didn't venture the climb as we were there at midday and it was really too hot and the sun had sapped away my energy. All I wanted to do was take a nap. The best time to attempt this climb would be early morning or late afternoon. Bring a hat or parasol and suntan lotion.
The grounds are well manicured and the trees seem to have grown and recovered easily after the devastation of the super typhoon, Yolanda. Above the grotto and many more steps to hurdle is a big white cross which can be seen for miles around. That cross was damaged by Yolanda's fury. It was recently restored by the Capiz Cyclists Club to its rightful place.
This is a place of worship. Let us respect these grounds.
“Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, silent remembering and pure intention raises the heart to that supreme Power.” Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation
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Images by TravelswithCharie