Posts tagged ‘singapore’

#LittlePilgrimage 29. Church of St. Anthony of Padua

i think i’m getting lazier to finish my #LittlePilgrimage which is not a good idea. i already lost 2 churches because i was too lazy to upload them. anyway,, these are some pics i took for this #LittlePilgrimage no.29

#LittlePilgrimage 29. Church of St. Anthony of Padua, 25 Woodlands Avenue 1 (between Blk 331 and 335), Singapore 739064

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#LittlePilgrimage 28. Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea

#LittlePilgrimage 27. Churh of Christ The King,10 Yishun Street 22, Singapore 768579

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Our Lady, Star of the Sea is an ancient title for the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The words Star of the Sea are a translation of the Latin title Stella Maris.

The title was used to emphasize Mary’s role as a sign of hope and as a guiding star for Christians, especially gentiles, whom the Old Testament Israelites metaphorically referred to as the sea, meaning anyone beyond the “coasts”, or, that is to say, sociopolitical, and religious (Mosaic law), borders of Israelite territory. Under this title, the Virgin Mary is believed to intercede as a guide and protector of those who travel or seek their livelihoods on the sea.

In the twelfth century, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux wrote: “If the winds of temptation arise; If you are driven upon the rocks of tribulation look to the star, call on Mary; If you are tossed upon the waves of pride, of ambition, of envy, of rivalry, look to the star, call on Mary. Should anger, or avarice, or fleshly desire violently assail the frail vessel of your soul, look at the star, call upon Mary.”

OK. about my visit to this church.

after some of ‘flying Jesus’ i saw on some churches where Jesus wasn’t nailed on the cross above the altar, today i saw no Jesus and no wooden cross above the altar in this church. i saw mozaic cross on the stained glass behind the altar though, but somehow it still not quite right for me.

if this was your first time visit this church, please be notice that this church located hidden in the middle of HDBs area, walking distance from the bus stop, but you must trust streetdirectory in this case. sorry to say, but i noticed this building somehow looks like a barn. after i entered the building, on the right hand side, there is a gang of Mother Mary statues. i don’t understand why do they put same statues in a one dark corner. but i do appreciate the effort people put the flowers for Her.

and this is the official web of this church : http://olss.sg/

#LittlePilgrimage 27. Churh of Christ The King

bad news. i lost all the pictures of church of St.Asisi and church of Holy Cross. which means, #littlepilgrimage on west district still incomplete. but anyhow, i’ll move on to north district now and i plan to finish this quick now. and will get back to the missing churches later on.

#LittlePilgrimage #LittlePilgrimage 27. Churh of Christ The King, 2221 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore 569809

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i arrived 1 hour before the Mass started,, so i decided to take silent moment inside the chapel which is a small and peaceful room, very quiet and a perfect place to waste the time on praying.

this is the official web of this church : http://www.christtheking.com.sg/

 

#LittlePilgrimage 24. Blessed Sacrament Church

i was so excited to start and finish west district as fast as i could, but then i fell sick for the past few days. i was supposed to go for 10:45am Mass, but i was still at my bed until quite late. but then before 10 o’clock, i suddenly had this urge to go. so i jumped out of the bed, had a quick shower and rushed to the church.

streetdirectory told me it will took about 1 hour from my place to that church it was 10:05am when i finally get into the bus. and as we all know–nothing impossible in God’s plan, right? the bus took me to the church very quick, and i still had 10 min before the Mass started. awesome!

#LittlePilgrimage 24. Blessed Sacrament Church, 1 Commonwealth Drive, Singapore 149603

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when my bus finally stopped in front of the church, i remember i passed by this church several times and didn’t think it was roman catholic one. i always in this narrow thought–that roman catholic church supposed to use saint’s name?’ and who would think this building is a roman catholic church by at glance? it does look like a tent from the outside!

but once i stepped into the church, i immediately fell in love with this church! the red bricks and woods are always the best mix for interior! the design of this building definitely not the european style, instead it reminds me of some churches back in my home country. this church looks very unique and humble–very traditional, unique yet simple design, and even the gong! i love the gong!! i even like the futuristic-shuttlecock-ceiling lamp–too bad i forgot to take picture of the one and only futuristic thing i could find in this building–so far! i really love the red bricks and woods combination, and how they put all the statues in white colour to keep it simple. nicely done!

i also like the fact there’s one direct bus from my place to this church, and one direct bus from this church to orchard! haha. i didn’t feel so good but i had to take my orchard dose! haha.

this is the official web for this church : http://www.bsc.org.sg/

 

Catholic Church At The West District Singapore

these are the list of Catholic Church at West District which I forgot to make the summary :

21. Blessed Sacrament Church : https://catholico.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/littlepilgrimage-24-blessed-sacrament-church/

22. Church of St. Francis Asisi : missing pics. sorry. will update l8r :*

23. Church of St. Ignatius : https://catholico.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/littlepilgrimage-14-church-of-st-ignatius/

24. Church of St. Mary of Angels : https://catholico.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/littlepilgrimage-26-church-of-st-mary-of-the-angels/

25. Church of The Holy Cross : missing pics. sorry. will update l8r :*

 

there are 2 churches i lost their pics. couldn’t find it on my phone. *sob*. it means i have to go there once again to update for the pictures. cheers!

 

Catholic Church At East District Singapore

i finally finished with East district. here are the list :

15. Church of The Holy Trinity https://catholico.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/littlepilgrimage-18-church-of-the-holy-trinity/ –> remember : “Holy Trinity Church” was Anglican, and “The Church of The Holy Trinity” at Tampines was the Roman Catholic one!!

16. Church of Saint Stephen https://catholico.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/littlepilgrimage-19-church-of-st-stephen/

17. Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour https://catholico.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/littlepilgrimage-20-church-of-our-lady-of-perpetual-succour/ –> the lovely church with colorful flags and a hidden message!

18. Church of The Holy Family https://catholico.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/littlepilgrimage-21-church-of-the-holy-family/ –> remember the Lady in Blue painting

19. Church of Divine Mercy https://catholico.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/littlepilgrimage-22-church-of-divine-mercy/ –> the stunning-flying cross!

20. Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace https://catholico.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/littlepilgrimage-23-church-of-our-lady-queen-of-peace/

my next stops will be west district. hopefully i can finish this district within this year.

cheers! 😀 😀

#LittlePilgrimage 23. Church Of Our Lady Queen of Peace

last sunday, 28 sept, i visited the last church at east district,

#LittlePilgrimage 23. Church Of Our Lady Queen of Peace, 4 Sandy Lane, Singapore 437321

CYMERA_20140928_160003DSC_1740CYMERA_20140928_154310 it was a special day because my friend was going to meet me at that church, on the 10:45am Mass. it means, i had to wake up very early in the morning to get there. it was sunday, i supposed to wake up late but this time i woke up at 7 and somehow i felt ready for my long journey. 😀

my streetdirectory suggested me to took bus 971e. i spent around 15 minutes and the bus never came. #selfnote : never take that 971e!!!! so i had to quick change to plan B, which was bus 67, but that bus usually have a slow driver and i was afraid i couldn’t make it on time–i hate being late! so i took plan C; mrt and bus ride.

i arrived at the church 30 minutes before the Mass started. i walked around the church but couldn’t find anything interesting. i wasted my time few more minutes around the gift shop to wait my friend. she finally arrived with her parents, and we went inside the church together. there was nothing so special about this church. everything was fine. only the altar was look like one of the altar’s church i went before but i don’t remember which church. i found these interesting green tiles in front of the altar.

and here’s the official web of this church: http://www.queenofpeace.sg/