MGA EKSENA DURING MY TREK TO 14 STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT THE SHRINE HILLS AT MATINA, DAVAO CITY
The 14 Stations of The Cross or otherwise known as The Way of The Cross is one of the most widely observed traditions during the Holy Week season in the entire archipelago. Millions of devotees feel guilty if they could not take a walk and pray to different stations of the cross in any of their favorite Holy Week places or churches. For some, going to popular ones is the logical way to practice as throngs of people adoring the site can only mean that it is Holy indeed and prayers, petitions, and intentions were answered.
The 14 Stations of The Cross going to The Shrine of The Holy Infant Jesus of Prague is one of these popular places not only in Davao City but also a favorite among Catholic followers in the entire region. Every year, not only during the Lenten Season that people flock and pray but also during ordinary days. However, it is during Good Friday that the place is really filled with people and even traders. Here are some pictures I took when I observed the Way of the Cross tradition.
The struggle to climb uphill continues.
Yes, it is automatic that these kind of stuffs figure prominently during the Lenten Season.
Yes, one suffers back pain especially if it is your first time to climb at Matina Hills
Beggars and givers one of the most common scene not only during Good Friday but on normal days as well.
You know that you are more than halfway there at Matina Shrine Hills when you see food and drinks available for sale.
Some scenes inside the The Shrine Hills.
And now the scenes after finishing the Way of The Cross and praying the Rosary at the Fatima Praying Room.