Sunday, January 9, 2011

Holy Family Chapel - Quaint Eastwood's House of Worship

We sometimes get lost in our frenetic rush to get to places. We take detours, side alleys and new thoroughfares hoping we'd get there faster. But isn't life a disconsolate excuse of existence when we haven't enough time to look back and contemplate or enjoy a moment of pleasure a minute longer? This is the reason why we love those holes-in-the-wall, hidden enclaves far from the all the chaos of the urban life. A few days ago, we found Holy Family Chapel somewhere at the vicinity of Eastwood Mall.

I sneaked inside and found a group partaking novena (a devotion consisting of a prayer repeated on nine successive days, asking to obtain special graces). I silently took a seat somewhere at the back, enjoying the cool air inside, It was a small chapel with an unmistakable air of intimacy. Perfect place to say my prayer. So I did. Prayers provide a degree of catharsis for me, a feeling of spiritual lightness, and I am one to admit I am not the most religious of Catholics around. The agnostics the world over may look for a more tangible proof of the existence of a higher being, but isn't it proof enough that we are alive and breathing? You have to believe in something. Otherwise, your existence would run parallel to the essence of a rock - a mere inanimate object that ends its "life" when it crumbles into pieces of dust. Then nothingness follows. Are we then fated to oblivion? I shiver at the thought.

This is the Eye in the Sky!

Mass Schedule:

Monday to Friday : 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
Saturday : 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sunday : 11:00 am to 12:00 nn
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
6:15 pm to 7:00 pm

The view outside the facade - Eastwood Palazzo (a block beside Eastwood Mall).

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