National Shrine of St. Joseph

The island of Cebu, being the seat of Christianity in the Philippines (and in Asia for that matter), is filled with age-old churches. Most of these churches are so old that some of them are even older than the country’s oldest streets. And what makes these churches more interesting is the fact that they all look gorgeous.

Today, I decided to take some photos of a very beautiful church in the city of Mandaue. The church, which stands right beside Saint Joseph’s Academy and Mandaue’s most important government building, is located right in the heart of Mandaue City.

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St. Joseph Church in Mandaue City.

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Facade of the church. The church looks really nice.

Saint Joseph Church by you.

Prior to this visit, I didn’t know that the church was a national shrine.

Saint Joseph Church by you.

Joseph Sponsus Mariae

Saint Joseph Church by you.

The National Shrine of St. Joseph

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Doors at the side of the church.

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Statue of Jesus Christ outside the church.

Saint Joseph Church by you.

Church interior. It looks gorgeous.

Saint Joseph Church by you.

There was a wedding when I visited the church. That explains the flower you see in this photo.

Saint Joseph Church by you.

The main altar with the statue of St. Joseph and the child Jesus.

Saint Joseph Church by you.