Memories of Batangas City Cathedral
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Batangas City, Batangas
Built-in 1851- photo was taken in 2000.
I was baptized beyond the
doors in the back of the narrow,
winding staircase in 1948.
Every time I entered the cathedral I felt peaceful. I loved beautiful paintings, tall ceiling, and statues of all saints. I felt a reverence and desire to always keep the images alive within me. When I was about 8 years old, I even had dreams of becoming a nun. I watched every saint or biblical movie I could. I always preferred to go into the church when there was no mass. I liked being alone on the pews, imbibing the atmosphere with all my heart and letting it wash over my entire being.
|I did a lot of daydreaming as|
a child up in the bell tower.
|I was baptized in this.|
I think one of the bells was cast in the 1500s, but my memory isn't that great anymore and I can't find a reference at the moment.
This was my school, St. Bridget's College run by
nuns of the Good Shepard Convent. Establish in