Since its the Lenten Season, I'd like to share this place in Balete, Batangas for those seeking a quiet refuge and place for contemplation. Marian Orchard has been here for a few decades already but is not a well known place despite the proximity of the place in Metro Manila. This is rather a late post, I visited the place last December. They were still building the pathway for the Stations Of The Cross Trail. Hopefully by this time its already done.
Since it was too early to check in to Cintai Coritor Garden, My friend and I went on a little side to Marian Orchard to say a little prayer and check out the place too. The place was serene and beautiful. They have a chapel, a garden with saints, station of the cross w/ trail going around the place and a replica of Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer. We were able to get to the place with the help of Google Maps. Entrance fee is Php 25.00 and there is another Php 25.00 for parking fee if you have a car. Check out the snapshot of the place below. :)
|Pathway leading to the Stations of the Cross|
|The Sacred Heart Tower|
|The view from the Sacred Heart Tower|
|Garden of the Saints|
|Garden of the Saints leading to Virgin Mary|
|On a clear day, it is said that you can have a sweeping view of the Taal Volcano and Lake, Mt. Makiling, Maculot and Malarayat from afar and the mystic Mt. Banahaw.|
|That Rio De Janeiro "Christ the Redeemer" Feels|
Have a meaningful Lenten Season to All. :)
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This blog post is part of my My little Balinese-getaway at Cintai Coritos's Garden article. Check it out by clicking on the title link.
Thanks so much! ^_^
Barangay Malabanan, Balete, Batangas