Place: The Archdiocesan Shrine of Jesus - The Way, the Truth, and the Life
Central Business Park
Reclamation Area, Pasay City
Phone Numbers: +63 (2) 556-6175, +63 (2) 556-6176, Mobile: +63 (918) 910-4245
After sister and I took pictures by the globe fronting SM Mall of Asia, we decided to go look for that Dinos Alive thing, since we were already there. We just took pictures outside because we don’t have enough money for the tickets. Actually, we were just happy to be outside, take pictures of the iguanas. =)
Sister said there’s a church near SM Mall of Asia, and since it was still quite early, we thought of passing by it as well, to maximize the time we had in the area. It was near the SMX Convention Center, and when we arrived, the church was still closed. We were a bit exhausted from walking, so we sat in the benches outside the SMX Center just to catch our breath and massage our legs and feet. It was a great thing we relaxed a bit, for the church was opened a little past 4PM. At least we were able to do what we wanted to do!
A shot of the interiors from the altar.
Schedule of services.
According to the church’s website, this church as well as the Pope John Paul II Youth Center (located just outside the church) was a fulfillment of the late Pope’s dream to have a center for the young people as he expressed during the World Youth Day celebration in 1995. The Shrine and the Youth Center is a fitting monument to the unprecedented attendance to the Holy Father’s Eucharistic Celebration at the Luneta Park, wherein more than six million people from all walks of life, from different corners of the world gathered, to join the said celebration. In the Pope’s message to the young people in attendance, he highlighted that Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life.
It was also a project of former Archbishop of Manila, the late Jaime Cardinal Sin. (Source)
After saying some prayers, sister and I went back to the SM Mall of Asia Bay Area, but still took some pictures on our way out:
A beautiful window decor made of wood and capiz shells. See the globe? That’s how far we walked!
The next time I go back here, I will really try to hear the mass and visit the JPII Youth Center.
*** Jenn ***