ABUCAY, Bataan – Catholics from the parish of Antipolo City in Rizal in 17 buses visited seven old churches in Bataan Saturday to mark the start of “Visita Iglesia”, a religious activity during the Lenten Season.
Mira Abad, one of the more than a thousand visitors who made the visit of churches in the province starting from the church in Hermosa town said, “this is our first time in Bataan”.
Other Bataan churches they visited are those in the towns of Orani, Samal, Abucay, Pilar and Orion and Balanga City.
At the Sto. Domingo Church in Abucay, they made the rounds of old Images of Saints and even bought some “pasalubong”. The Abucay church is the oldest in Bataan and one of the oldest in the Philippines. It is expected that more visitors will come to the seven churches of Bataan as the Holy Week nears. Seven is associated with the “Seven Last Words” of Jesus Christ in Mount Calvary.