Here in the Philippines, Holy Week is big. Every year my mother returns to her home town to help her side of the family with their panata which includes pabasa and procession of the religious image. Me and the young ones were left in Manila,prepping for our two month long vacation in japan besides our flight schedule is right after holyweek which makes the timing habothabot.
Still I want the kids to feel the “spirit” of the season thus Visita Iglesia, our very first. my thoughts were to open their young minds to the concept of sacrifice and hope. My plan is simple. Visit seven different churches around Manila (pre-school-tolerable distance ) and recite the Visita Iglesia prayer
It was a hot Wednesday with heavy traffic, yet the kids were quiet in between church trips. In the church, they take turns leading the prayer, which they printed themselves a day before. Genuine interest in the churches we visit were evident in their curious questions (wished I’d known more trivia). It was indeed a Holy Wednesday.