Visita Iglesia: Saint Dominic Savio Church

Saint John Bosco, who is popularly known as Don Bosco, inspired many people during his lifetime. The creation of the Salesian Order is a testament to this fact. Don Bosco's apostolate is caring and educating the youth while leading them to our Lord.

One person who were very much influenced by Don Bosco is the little child named Dominic Savio.

Saint Dominic Savio


It's rare for me to enter churches run by the Salesians. Aside from their Don Bosco Church in Makati, the only other Salesian-run church that I entered is the Saint Dominic Savio Church in Mandaluyong City.

Saint Dominic Savio Church


It is not easy to find Saint Dominic Savio Church because it is located away from the main highway. Those who want to visit the church had to few meters and avoid the pesky tricycles. Also, this church is unlike the usual parish church because it has no wide grounds and it is not facing the road.

Interior of Saint Dominic Savio Church


Since it is a church dedicated to Saint Dominic Savio, many things inside the church are about him including the bread being sold by the parish bakery. The bread's name is Pan de Savio.

Altar of Saint Dominic Savio Church


I like the altar of this church. The tabernacle is at the center and the priest's chair is at the side. The altar features the image of both Jesus crucified and  resurrected. My Beloved Wife, on the other hand, didn't like the altar. She complained about the very big image of Saint Dominic Savio.

Altar of Saint Dominic Savio Church


Another big tarp at the altar shows the resolutions made by Saint Dominic Savio. Of the four resolutions, the one that have the big impact is this:
“Death rather than sin.”

Saint Dominic Savio made this resolution at the age of seven. This is amazing because he is already advanced in the Faith at that young age. When I was 7 years old, I only think of playing and doing childish thing. Things about God are not my concern back then.

Saint Dominic Savio Church - Ascension

Don Bosco taught this child well. The virtue of Saint Dominic Savio is worth emulating not only of the parishioners of the Saint Dominic Savio Parish Church but also by every person in the world.

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More information may be read at the website of the Saint Dominic Savio Church (Mandaluyong City).

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Visita Iglesia is a Catholic tradition of visiting seven churches during Maundy Thursday. For each day, this Holy Week, I will feature one church as a sort of virtual Visita Iglesia.
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