Thursday, October 30, 2008
my father during his early childhood days considered this church as a playground. so innocent that he and some other playmates would go to the belfry and look for bird's nest.this is the old Gothic church of the town of Molo in Iloilo city. church was built in 1831 and was named after St. Anne, Mary's mother. she is also the patron saint of Quebec and Brittany.after the world war II, this church was damaged and was also used as an evacuation center. it was then repaired and now it stands as one of the very few Gothic church in the Philippines.this church is very memorable to me because everytime we visit Iloilo, we stay at our grandparents' house. the house is just a short walk away from the church and its plaza. we consider the plaza as our playground. my father finished his primary education here in Molo and was transferred to Victorias to continue his studies. also according to my father, this church has many bells on its two towering belfries.when i was there, a large gathering of lay leaders, preachers and priests were there to celebrate the Holy Eucharist. the assistant parish priest of Molo church is a family friend.Molo is also known for one of the best soup dish called the Pansit Molo. my grandmother really cooks it best. i really miss this place as it was again, nine years when i last visited it.