During Holy Week, many devotees would flock to Guadalupe Shrine in Buraguis, Legazpi City. It is a popular place to visit for Visita Iglesia because of its life-size statues of the "Stations of the Cross" chronologically positioned on a pathway uphill.
|Life-size statues of the "Stations of the Cross."|
Devotees can pray the "Stations of the Cross" starting at the foot of the hill, then ascending, stopping at each station, and ending at the oratory.
|The facade of the Oratory of Our Lady of Guadalupe.|
|The altar of the shrine which has the replica of the original image in Mexico.|
|A marker explaining how the shrine came to be.|
Atop the hill, you can also find the imposing statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the oratory.
|Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe|
Aside from its religious significance, the place is popular in part because it offers visitors a panoramic view of Legazpi City.
|View of Legazpi City from the shrine.|
This Holy Week, while we might not be able to do our usual Visita Iglesia to this place, let us just pray to God for our deliverance from COVID-19 through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, our maternal protector.