Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ateneo De Naga University

it was just my second time to visit Naga City. the last time i was here was two years ago when we went to Legazpi City. we stayed here in Ateneo de Naga University for one night before we went to Legazpi.this school is under the administration of the Society of Jesus. the same order that runs other Jesuit schools and university in the country like the Ateneo de Manila, Ateneo de Zamboanga, Ateneo de Davao and Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro. Ateneo de Naga university was established in 1940.
i've seen Ateneo de Zamboanga, Xavier University and Ateneo de Manila. what i like most in Ateneo de Naga University is its big chapel.it has a big ground, nice facade and a beautiful interior. i'm sure that the students here are blessed to have such a beautiful place to pray. we were able to attend when we were there since the holy mass on Sundays are open to the public and we stayed in the campus for three days and two nights. thanks to Lingkod Naga for hosting our stay there.

51 comments:

luna miranda said...

i like the architecture of this church...the facade is beautiful, the interior intimate.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots and I particularly loved the ones of the chapel.

Luke Wiley said...

A beautiful sanctuary.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful church. Love the designs and the photos are well taken. Have a nice day.

Panaderos said...

Beautiful church. I especially love its simple yet elegant and initimate interior. It seems so tranquil. :)

ifoundme said...

dong, just let me know if you want to meet or tour you around bacolod... i'll gladly do so

EastCoastLife said...

a university with a history, the church is beautiful.

the donG said...

>hi luna, yes it is!

>hi carver, the chapel is simple and beautiful.

>luke, i agree.

>hi alicesg, thanks! you too. have a great week ahead.

>panaderos, so tranquil that people will definitely find time to commune with God.

>hi ifoundme, that would be great! ill communicate you thru text. ill email you within the week.

>hi eastcoastlife, yes. a lot of achools here are quite old but has retained its structure.

Rio said...

the students there are so lucky to have a chapel like this...
ang ganda at parang sobrang tahimik ng place..=)

ingat sa mga byahe, dong=)

Lawstude said...

i heard so much about that school and maganda nga raw talaga yan. naproove sa mga kuha mo na maganda nga yang ateneo de naga.

bukas na flight ko for boracay, sasabihin ko sayo magagandang lugar doon. keep in touch bro.

kegler747 said...

Parang ang sarap talaga magmuni muni dto!

atticus said...

ganda ng ar-ne-yow sa naga.

nice pics. galeng-galeng.

Napaboaniya said...

A beautiful campus and a very beautiful church with an extreme serene feel to it :)

Have a good week ahead Dong!! :)

the donG said...

>hi doc rio, oo ganda ng chapel nila. tamang tama para sa mga estudyante. salamat. next week pa ulit ako babyahe. pahinga muna.

>lawstude, ayos! aabangan ko yan. ingat sa byahe at siguiradong ayos na naman ang mga kuha mo.

yung ateneo de naga simple lang pero may mga sturctures lang na maganda like the chapel.

>kegler, tamang tama pagpunta mo doon.

>hi atticus, ganda nga ng lugar at chapel. medyo tago nga lang ang daan papunta doon.

>hi napaboaniya, thanks! you too have a great week ahead.

>

arlene said...

i love churches. i agree with what you say that the ateneans are lucky to have such a church within their reach.

Rio said...

byabyahe k na naman, dong?? galing naman..pero sana umayon na ang panahon sa iyo..wag ka na sanang bagyuhin...
yaan mo at magsu-sundance na ako para sa iyo..hehe
aabangan ko ulit mga pictures mo..ingat lang palgi sa mga byahe..=)

Nanaybelen said...

as usual, very beautiful photos

_ice_ said...

ganda talaga ng mga shots mo.. grabe... kakainggit mahilig din me mag pecture -pecture kaso di naman ganun kaganda

Abou said...

magaganda pala simbahan dun ano

wanderingcommuter said...

kung hindi siguro ako nag aral sa baguio, dito dapata ko nag aral. kalahati ata ng angkan namin dito nag aral eh. hehehe

prinsesamusang said...

i've been here i think three years ago. okey naman. tahimik yung lugar at matatalino ang mga tao.

Jessica said...

What a coincidence, I've been watching 'gadgetts'videos on Youtube. The host of the tech show is a priest from the Jesuits.

Again, very very beautiful church. Churches and castles rank very high in terms of likability[for me at least!]

Share my point of view... said...

Opsie, there! That me[jessica] in the last comment. Accidentally posted under my cousin's account!

I guess I'm entitled to applaud this post for a second time. ;)

eye in the sky said...

the limited illumination gives the church a very dramatic atmosphere. great shots, dong.

the donG said...

>hi arlene, but it's sad because some students don't use the churches. sometimes they only visit the chapel when they are asking for something.

>hi doc rio, oo nga. medyo mahirap talaga bumyahe pag ganito ang panahon. salamat sa dasal.

>hi nanay belen, maraming salamat.

>ice, salamat! practice practice lang. doon din lang ako natututo.

>abou, oo. nakakagulat nga kasi dati pag sinabing bicol mayon lang ang naiisip ko. ngayon dami din palang pwedeng puntahan at makita.

>wandering commutter, talaga? pero at least may rason ka ding pumunta doon dami mo palang relatives doon.

>hi prinsesamusang, tahimik nga at matitino ang mga tao kasi medyo probinsya pa rin ang dating kahit maasenso na.

>jessica, nice coincidence. the churches are old but are also beautiful. i agree with how you see it.

no problem. with the reposting.

>eye, thanks a lot! i was also lucky to have seen the church at that time when the light was on.

Farah Deen said...

Wow, the building looks really rich in terms of architecture. reminds me of England!

is that in the phil?

btw Dong, nice seeing you at my place today. :)

rayts said...

parang wala pa akong nakitang panget na simbahan dito sa Pinas. i always find reason to appreciate even those that seems to crumble due to old age. but i like centuries old churches the most. i am not a very religious person but i love churches! (nasabi ko na ata dati yun). i love structures and architecture for that matter. there's this feeling of solitude and amicability.

redlan said...

maganda talaga yung chapel. it looks so peaceful at ang linis.

Heart of Rachel said...

I've never been to Naga but I have a friend who lives there. In fact, he graduated from Ateneo de Naga University. I love their chapel. It's facade is beautiful and its interior very impressive.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Amazing architetcure!

bw said...

Nice shots Dong. Again, a look at the rich Spanish historical past of Naga. THey did a great job in preserving this place.

Dina said...

Good shots of the beautiful church.

the donG said...

>hi farah, yes. that's in the philippines. south of luzon in the bicol region.

thanks for dropping by.

>hi rayts, ako din. gustong gusto ko rin ang mga simbahan sa pinas kahit gaano pa ka simple.

pero importante talaga sa isang lugar na may simbahan para laging may pinupuntahan ang mga tao para magdasal at magsimba.

>redlan, oo malinis talaga doon. nasa loob kasi ng campus kaya well maintained.

>hi rachel, i really hope that you'll be able to visit naga. it's a beautiful place very much like laguna less the big factories. it's good to know that you have a friend who studied there.

>quintarantino, yes it is.

>hi bw, this chapel might not be as old as the ones within naga city but it also has its own charm.

>hi dina, thanks! this is indeed a nice chapel.

Photo Cache said...

beautiful shots.

The Holleys said...

Great shots, Dong. I'm glad I could learn from these places too.

Erick said...

love the chapel. parang church na sa laki.

L.Reis said...

You know I never really thought of visiting the Phillipines, but every time I pass by y my wish of knowing such great places grows :) For almost everyone of them I could say:"ang galing galing ng shot na ito!" (as you can see, I'm a fast learner :D:D), but this time, just for the fun of it I'll say it in Portuguese : "Esta é uma fotografia excelente!"

SandyCarlson said...

What a beautiful place. Where haven't the Jesuits been?

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

looks really calm...

saw ur response to ifoundme... it'd be fantastic if i see you conquer bacolod.

anw, it's our Masskara fest next month, just in case.

Abaniko said...

The place looks so tranquil I assume many students here are so concentrated on their studies.

olan said...

hi dong.... kumusta??? tagal tagal ko ding nawala sa blogosphere... nabusy sa work... im glad to be back at ang blog mo una kong binasa... as suaul, inggit na inggit na naman ako.... haaaaaaaayyyyyyy, travel ako this weekend...

the donG said...

>photocache, thanks!

>the holleys, that's great!

>erick, exactly. when i was there, i really wonder why they call it a chapel when it's really big.

>l.reis, hahaha... muchas gracias! i don't know portugese but i know a little bit of spanish.

>hi sandy, the jesuits really went out and explored places.

>jasper, next destination ko na yon kaya lang hindi ako aabot sa masskara.

im looking forward to see bacolod again after 9years.

>abaniko, yes. this place is very conducive for students. so tranquil and the view of mt. isarog from the classrooms is beautiful.

>olan, maraming salamat! buti naman at bumalik ka na. kaya welcome back. saan ang susunod mong byahe?

Pietro said...

A really splendid church in the green. And also the Ateneo is very nice.
Great sequence.

salingPUSA said...

agree---they are really lucky to have a chapel that beautiful inside the campus. So, Dong, is Ateneo de Naga University Campus large? How long have you been in Bicol na? Is that part of your work why you are in BICOL these days o trip mo lang?

madbong said...

musta ka na bro? yan lang din ateneo de naga ang tanging ateneo branch na hinde ko pa napupuntahan.

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

Ganda naman ng mga pics...

Hindi pa ako nakakarating diyan... Hehe :) Sama ako minsan ako para makarelate!

carlotta said...

very nice photos of ateneo de naga. love the chapel =)

Ely said...

nice interior shots. the Architecture too. Reminds me i should take the board exam now.

Sandy B and Dick said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love seeing church architecture, inside and outside. Thanks for posting.

Tink *~*~* said...

The chapel is beautiful, both inside and out. Are those Celtic cross patterns on the ceiling? My favorite cross!

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bonks. said...

I hope you could have seen Ateneo during the 80s : )

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