Pardo Church

My friend Mary Ann – my tour guide in Manila together with Masil – bought some stuff for her nieces and nephews. She asked me to take the items to their house in Talisay City. I didn’t have to go to the office today so I drove all the way to Talisay to pay her family a visit. On my way to Talisay City, however, I dropped by the Santo Tomas de Villanueva church in Pardo. This very nice-looking church, I later learned, is more than a hundred years old. Here are some photos of Pardo’s very gorgeous church. Hope you like them.


The Santo Tomas de Villanueva church in Pardo, Cebu City.

Pardo Church by you.

Life-size statue of an angel near the front door. The statue is holding a small basin which contains holy water.

Pardo Church by you.

View of the church interior and the center aisle.

Pardo Church by you.

Statue of Jesus Christ and view of churchgoers inside the church.

Pardo Church by you.

Church altar with a giant image of Santo Tomas de Villanueva.

Pardo Church by you.

Church facade. Very nice.

Pardo Church by you.

Side door which leads to the garden.

Pardo Church by you.

Church windows.

Pardo Church by you.

The grotto right beside the church.

Pardo Church by you.

Closer look of the grotto of Mother Mary.

Pardo Church by you.

Church bells.

Pardo Church by you.

Visit the Santo Tomas de Villanueva church in Pardo now!



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54 thoughts on “Pardo Church

  1. i noticed on you bai Ley, you are fascinated with church photography. every town/city you visited, there is always couple of snap shots here and there about the church of that area. please don’t put color on my comments, it’s just my own personal observation on you. may not be bad either if you could share us your inner feel if i am right. anyways, they are great shots as usual.

  2. I think it’s because churches, especially the old ones, are the very prominent public structures that are readily known, available and accessible. I too would love to take pictures of old churches in places I go.

  3. Congrats Ley, MCPB is a nominee for 2009 Philippine Blog Awards. Im sure Mate your MCPB is a winner…Nice church nice pictures

  4. hwaw! the church is stunning! it has such character, too. i like looking at old churches… (ayoko lang pumasok kasi baka masunog ako, ahehehe).

    hi leylander! *waves*

  5. so proud that i can see the church from the window of my room, Lumad gud taga pardo.. yes, its really nice to see the church during christmas.. full of lights.. then bugnaw pud bec. of the tress that surrounds it.. pero gipa putol lng ni fr. mike ang dapit sa prayer room.. Thnks for dropping by sa amung parkoya,,

  6. I just love this church not being bias… i grow up in this town… And this is we’re i took my wedding vows, way back 2003. Memories from this church is just amazing… I agree to Ms Vercessa… its nice jud pag mag Pasko labi na ang misa de gallo.. come and witness the place.

  7. agree judko ana kay almost everyday naa ko church coz i rily find the place comforting and of course nagserve judko dri na church since i was 10yrs old til now 30 na tawn ko kapin and stil serving this wonderful church…..and of course i know all the priest servng der and some of them are close to me heheheh naghambog and 1 thing the priest whose celebrating the mass on the pic is a very dear friend of mine..hope u can visit the church during this time coz wer celebrating our 143rd feast sa parish and the place is so festive jud..wer now on our second day novena mass and feast will be on 22nd of sept and Ricardo Cardinal Vidal will celbrate the mass this coming wednesday then…Viva Sto.Tomas de Villanueva!!!! God bless us all…..

  8. to nase– as in noh… c father juesan jud ang nag mas.. walang ka kupas2x. ehehehe sukad 10 years old ko nana jud dra c fr. juesan.. 22 nko run c father juesan gihapon akong pirmi ma simbahan… pag pista naka chamba kong padre dennis, kaila ka?

  9. maayo unta nga moda-ug kay sigi ra ba ko ug simba diha sa pardo, santo thomas de villanueva, diha ko gikasal 2004.

      1. Not a too good reason. After seeing this sign in only one edifice of this island, you fallaciously concluded and branded the whole Catholic Church to include the Vatican in Rome as a member of this shady group.

        Construction of the present-day church was started by Fray Manuel Ybiernas who was parish priest from 1873 to 1893 (from Cebu Heritage blog). I’ve seen via Google a picture of this church taken in the 1960’s which showed only a circular hole instead of an ‘eye’. Can we say then that before 1960 the Catholic Church was not a member?

        And if we read the Wikipedia, we can see that other than the Illuminati all-seeing eye, there is also the Christian (no specific reference to just Catholic) all-seeing eye.

        1. i agree with you that we will not coclude directly, we must study first why is it like that? but i have a question, why is that only the catholic church has the logo of the “all seeing eye”? like pardo church, sto. rosario church, sto. nino church? villaba leyte church and many more.yes, its true that there are many christians who are member also to illuminati unknowingly, why? bec they are aware about illuminati but they dont aware about world council of churches (wcc) which the head is the vatican…. wcc is a member of illuminati. pls try to search members of illuminati. God bless

        2. if some chapters of catholic church are members of illuminati, then why did the vatican did not take any action for cutting the evil one? but if they did any actions, but then why is the church until now is active or open for catholics?why did vatican tolerate other churches of catholic if they join to satanic groups?

          1. Sayon ra ang tubag bai, ang Vatican mismo maoy numero unong miembro sa Illuminati. Wala ka kahibalo nga ang Pope maoy tinood nga Anti-Christ? Magpataka lang sila og pasangil kang bisan kinsa pero sila ra diay to…

            Research lang pag-ayo bai kai daghan gyud ka mahibaw-an. Peace out!!!

  10. Hi Ley!

    Karon pa ko naka balik ug browse, nindot ang mga photos sa Sto Tomas de Villanueva parish in Pardo. Hapit na ang fiesta…
    Happy Fiesta to all Parishioners in Pardo.
    Viva Sto Tomas!

  11. Nice pics!

    Duda lang ko aning simbahana kai naay “all seeing eye”. Murag miembro pud ni sa Illuminati. Saon nalang.

    The “Anti Christ” is in the Vatican!

    1. right..ingun mga tao, di sila gnahan ug illuminati…but i think they don’t have any idea that they’re already bowing down to illuminati…The “all-seeing eye” is the favorite symbol of illuminati…look at the US dollar’s there also and almost everything in this world kuha na sa nalang ang mga tao ug pakita ana..
      wake up people!!!

    2. The symbol is called The Eye of Providence (or the all-seeing eye of God) and is a symbol showing an eye often surrounded by rays of light or a glory and usually enclosed by a triangle. It is sometimes interpreted as representing the eye of God watching over humankind (or divine providence).

      The illuminati might be using these and they are slowly changing the true meaning of this symbol.

  12. Can anyone please positively confirm if this “eye” symbol indeed exists in “sto. rosario church, sto. nino church? villaba leyte church and many more”?

      1. there are a lot of churches!! not just roman catholic churches,.. look round you,..they are many now, in different symbols, same meaning,… Illuminati., Seek for truth.

  13. me too, kabantay sad ko anang symbol sa illuminati.. just wondering why? karon kai medyo dili nako musulod sa kana nga simbahan after i knew nga mao diay na meaning sa illuminati..

  14. during the funeral of my uncle in villaba leyte i notice the all seeing eye symbol in catholic church. also in sto rosario church the symbol is found at the back of the image of God the Father in the pulpit. in sto nino church the ceiling

  15. if you say that Illuminati counterfeited the logo in which Roman catholic used, why it was tolerated by the council?? isnt it a big issue if used by others most likely used as anti-christ??

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