24 November 2010

San Diego Parish Church in Silay

     I heard mass today. What's funny is that I traveled almost 30 minutes all the way from Bacolod City to San Diego Parish Church in Silay City just to hear mass. Silay City is 14 kilometers north of Bacolod.  It was raining hard when I left Bacolod and good thing that the rain stopped when I reached Silay and just in time for the mass to begin. One couldn't hardly notice this massive edifice as you passed by the main street of Silay.

     The church of San Diego de Alcala is a famouse landmark in the city of Silay.  Built in 1925 through the generosity of Don Jose Ledesma, a sugar baron, and the people of Silay.  The only pro-cathedral in the province of Negros and outside Metro Manila. What makes this church distinctively unique is its dome roof feature.  This Romanesque architectural piece was design by an Italian architect Lucio Bernasconi whom got the inspiration from the churches in his hometown.

     Inside the majestic dome were paintings of the four evangelists, the antique Catholic saint statues, hardwood pews and chandeliers. Upon entering its like going back in time, lets say 50 years ago. Inside its a different world, more solem, more holy, its like being closer to our Creator.
     To this day, San Diego Church has became a prominient landmark of the city of Silay.  


lina@happy family said...

What a beautiful church :)

Tynz | MyDysfunctionalWorld said...

mang, la ka nagkadto sa ruins sang old church? ara lang sya sa likod sang simbahan.

Xprosaic said...

Hello po! Thanks for visiting! Baw illongga ka gali?! hehehehhehe...ingats!

daphne said...

Ilongga ka pala po. . hehe cebuano naman ako! well thanks nga pala sa pagbisita. GReat shots! I hope makapunta dyan sa Bacolod. Tc po and God bless:) Mag church muna ako

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