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Address: Perdices Street, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines

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Masses in Tagalog and English

Went to the English mass on Sunday morning. The priest was a bit difficult to understand, but overall the mass was the same as any other Catholic church. The music was good, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
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Freedom, New Hampshire
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Freedom, New Hampshire
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152 reviews 152 reviews
68 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went to the English mass on Sunday morning. The priest was a bit difficult to understand, but overall the mass was the same as any other Catholic church. The music was good, and the church not as crowded as the previous mass in Tagalog. Overall, a nice environment to spend time with prayer and meditation.

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Elmhurst
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The church was nice and there was a grotto by the entrance to say prayers. The Philippines is dotted with these very nostalgic places of worship.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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78 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

When ever i visit Dumaguete, i never fail to pass by here and pray. A modern architecture of a church. If you want an antique feel of a church and this is not a place to be. Truly a place of worship for Catholics.

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43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Conveniently accessible. Well lit from the inside. Make sure to get the mass schedules ahead of time as the chuch can get crowded.

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Manila, Philippines
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110 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The church provides solace and silence. Located besides the Belfry, city park, just a walk from the Rizal boulevard and market. The church is quite big and spacious and the altar is beautiful. Outside you can light a candle to Mama Mary for your prayers and petitions.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Since it was a Monday when we went there, the church was not filled with people giving us the chance to pray solemnly. I expected an ancient Cathedral but somehow this is not as old as I thought it would be. There are much older churches found in Bohol & Cebu.

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Manila, Philippines
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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

There are lots of beggars outside and the fire from the candle area is so big I didn't dare light a candle anymore. The inside of the church is huge and holy but informational papers are scattered on the table right at the center of the entrance.

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Ormoc, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The church is photogenic. I specially like the figurines of saints at the entrance of the church. Very photogenic indeed. Its also nice to taste the local ice cream sold there. Its not gellato but it sure does take the heat off.

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Manila
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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Just across the park, the church is in its old architectural design. What makes this place a famous place to visit, is its interior design. Pray and make a wish!

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Singapore, Singapore
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150 attraction reviews
449 helpful votes 449 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I am not a Christian or Catholic. I just went into the church to escape the heat. However it is very tranquil inside. It is also a very good escape from the noise of traffic along the street. You can just sit down there and be deep in your thoughts.

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