It was 10am this morning when i dropped by the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish (or Dadiangas Parish) in downtown General Santos City for my Good Friday visit. The Seven Last Words Reflections won’t be up till noon and so I still had time to say my prayers.

After my short conversation with the Lord, I sat down and looked around me, trying to reacquiant myself with this place where my parents were married 47 years ago and where I and all my siblings and nieces were baptized, confirmed, said our confessions and received our first communion.

It has been a long time since I entered this church and despite the totally different interiors (she had undergone renovation), she still emitted the warm, and familiar comforting feeling that made me realize, “Yes! I am HOME.”

Here are the images from that homecoming which lasted until the procession in the afternoon…

Dadiangas ParishThe Door to the churchInside the churchMother & ChildStation of the CrossCandles The Parish conventThe Lord's funeral cartResting LordHis HandGrieving MaryFace of old woman Face of old manProcession StartsTurn to Osmena SouthProcession moves alongAltar BoysCandle SellerMama Mary's ImageStairway to church loftCovered CrossOur Lady of Peace & Good Voyage Stained Glass Window at the church facade