Santa Maria Magdalena Parish of Magdalena, Laguna

After visiting the San Sebastian Parish in Lumban, our workforce headed to Magdalena, Laguna. The church was, in fact, devoted to their patron saint – Saint Mary Magdalene (Santa Maria Magdalena). This small city in Laguna began as a barrio previously often known as Ambling and was a part of Majayjay. It was till 1819 when the residents of the Barrio made a petition to create a brand new city. The next 12 months, a proper proclamation was made, making Ambling an unbiased city. Bearing the title of their beloved patron saint, the city first grew to become often known as “Magdalena de Ambling”

Together with the proclamation of the city is the institution of a makeshift faculty, the municipal corridor, and a small chapel devoted to Maria Magdalena. The development of the church began in 1829 the place it was construct with stones and bricks. The development was accomplished in 1861. The development of the concrete city corridor and the church convent, then again, started in 1871 and was accomplished in 1884.

We had been welcomed by a really spacious plaza and panorama in entrance of the church. It’s not actually shocking why it grew to become  a capturing venue by many movies and television sequence through the years. Santa Maria Magdalena Parish is bearing a Baroque model structure and is notably extremely elevated. It’s primarily fabricated from sandstone with an octagonal bell tower with sq. based mostly on its left aspect and a convent to the opposite aspect.
Magdalena Church encompasses a easy façade. The middle of the principle façade comes with a distinct segment that enshrines the picture of Saint Mary Magdalene. You may also see stained-glass home windows on each side that includes photos that depict the lifetime of Saint Mary Magdalene. There’s additionally a small rose window within the pediment with the picture of the Holy Spirit. Beside the principle door are historic markers.
The church is going through the city plaza and comes with a spacious panorama.
The inside of the church is equally distinctive and gorgeous. It comes with a particular latticework ceiling with off-white and brown colour patterns. There’s a sequence of hexagonal patterns with floral chandeliers hanging on them.20220326_144625t

The inside partitions has the identical end as the outside.
DSCF1564tThe church additionally has a pulpit
The church has one main retablo and a couple of easy aspect altars.
The grand altar solely has one middle area of interest that enshrines the picture of Saint Mary Magdalene. Situated on each aspect are the photographs of the Sacred Coronary heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Coronary heart of Mary respectively. The tabernacle, then again, is sitting in entrance of the principle altar.
Considered one of its aspect altars enshrines the picture of Saint Joseph carrying younger Jesus on his lap.
The opposite aspect altar enshrines the picture of San Vicente Ferrer, the secondary Patron of the city.
The picture of Santa Maria Magdalena of Laguna. To honor their patron, the city is celebrating its feast day each twenty second of July. The city additionally has one other pageant celebrated each month of January to honor the city’s basis day. They not too long ago launched a colourful pageant often known as Anihan sa Ambling
Along side the church, you’ll see one other picture of Saint Mary Magdalene
Additionally they have a room crammed with numerous photos and I got here throughout this stunning picture of Mater Dolorosa
Additionally it is fascinating to notice that the church can also be traditionally important. Situated on considered one of its corners close to the convent space is a small shrine devoted to Basic Emilio Jacinto. In the course of the Battle of Maimpis which happened on February 1898, Basic Emilio Jacinto led the Filipinos to assault the Spanish place within the space. It was, nonetheless, a failed try and Emilio was closely wounded and captured by the Spanish. He was taken to Magdalena church earlier than he was transported in Santa Cruz the place he pretended as a Spanish spy to flee his incarceration. Right this moment, with the assistance of the Veteranos de La Revolucion of Magdalena Laguna, a small shrine was established throughout the church. It may be seen on the identical spot the place he was dumped by the Spanish whereas he was closely wounded. The blood stains can nonetheless be discovered within the shrine.

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