Growing up in the Philippines, we practiced the tradition of Visita Iglesia (or church visit)
during Holy Week. This is a hold over from past Spanish colonial days.
|St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City|
Our family would troop to seven churches either on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday,
reciting the 14 Stations of the Cross in each.
At the Via Dolorosa in Jeruslem, different religious sects are assigned to guard and maintain
these ancient sites that are believed to be part of the 14 stations of the cross.