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St. Mary Magdalene Parish
Poblacion, Kawit, Cavite

This church was built in 1624 and is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. Established by the Jesuits when the town was considered as the playground of sailors on shoreleave, the church transformed the town of Kawit into “the most Christian community in the islands” in 1749.

The church is known for healing and helping resolve personal problems. St Mary Magdalene is the Patroness of Kawit and the religiosity of the Kawiteños was deeply manifested through their fiestas, caracol, processions and most especially, MAYTINIS festival a Christmas Eve tableau and re-enactment of the search for a home by Mary and Joseph on the eve of Christ’s nativity.



Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration
Maitim West, Tagaytay City, Cavite

The faithful can ask for prayers and endorsement of petitions from the intercession of the contemplative nuns. It is located at the above-stated address at the back of St. Augustine Seminary.



Church of St. Agustin
Mendez Poblacion

It is the church where General Emilio Aguinaldo took his oath before God on his country’s struggle for freedom, as the President of the Revolutionary Government.



Church of Immaculate Concepcion
Naic Poblacion

It was built by the Dominicans in the same Gothic style of the Sto. Domingo Church. It sits in the center of the former Dominican hacienda of San Isidro Labrador which funded the development of the University of Santo Tomas during the Spanish colonial period. Although its altar was totally demolished by the bombing of the town in World War II, the image of Immaculate Concepcion miraculously survived without a scratch and is still venerated by devotees as a strong mediatrix for prayers and petitions



Imus Cathedral
Barangay IV , Imus, Cavite

The church is an example of Hispanic colonial architecture and exudes an ambience conducive to monastic life and spiritual meditation. The colors have darkened with time but one will notice the red colored bricks that make up the arches and walls of the place endure to the present day. Latin inscriptions accentuate the arches of the church. The Cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of Imus.



Our Lady of Candelaria Church
Poblacion, Silang, Cavite

The first church was built in 1603, and was replaced by the present one in 1634. On the main retablo is the image of its patron saint, the Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. The image was found in a mountain side in 1640 and disappeared nine times over the next few years – inexplicably going back to where it was originally found, until it was installed on its present site. Many devotees, especially women, say they have been granted special blessings by the Patroness.



General Trias Catholic Church
Poblacion, Gen. Trias, Cavite

The church altar is enhanced with various ornately-carved statues of Catholic saints set upon a multi-tiered, wooden carved platform. The church dates back to the Spanish period. The altar design is remarkably similar to that of Silang Catholic Church.



Maragondon Catholic Church
Poblacion, Maragondon, Cavite

Of 17th century vintage, the Maragondon Catholic Church was built by the Dominican friars. It has a well preserved convent made from antique Philippine mahogany, masonry and bricks. The wooden altar, pulpit and main portal are finely crafted and remain as the enduring architectural landmarks and enhancement of the church.



Our Lady of La Salette Shrine
Km. 41, Barangay Biga, Silang Cavite

This church was built by the American Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, known to Filipinos as Our Lady of Hope. The shrine is famous for its antique theme park and giant woodcarvings of the Last Supper and Station of the Cross. Serenity is provided by well tended pine trees, shrubbery and expansive lawns. An imposing image of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands at the middle of a well-trimmed garden surrounded by flags of different countries where Catholicism thrive. Retreat houses, chapel, souvenir shops and other interesting attractions make the place interesting, not only for visitation, but for spiritual contemplation as well.



Nuestra Señora dela Soledad de Porta Vaga
San Roque Parish Church, Cavite City

The Nuestra Señora dela Soledad de Porta Vaga is the beloved patroness of Cavite City. Reputed to be a relic received from Spain, it is a painting of Virgin Mary framed in carved wood. It is said that the icon was beached and discovered on the shores between the old Puerto Vaga and Barrio San Roque in Cavite City during 18th century. The painting, presently set in precious gems is also known as the “Virgin of a Thousand Miracles” because of many miracles granted to the faithful devotees.

 

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