Chemist Board Exam Blog Series Part 4
“Wow! My first ever pilgrimage will get me to Simala!”. Embarking on a pilgrimage was a life changing experience for me. However, the thought was also scary at the same time. Going to different and strange places all alone is frightening for a girl. Oh yeah! I’m a naturally born coward. But heck! I always take on the saying, “Courage is not absence of fear; it is mastery of fear.” Now, can somebody tell me who wrote that quote? I forgot the poet.
My excitement got me into making a passport for it. That ‘passport’ served as my record in church visits. It also functioned as a reminder for my prayers, reflections, and realizations that I made along the way. On the cover of my passport is a scallop shell symbol. I decided to adapt it because the pilgrims to the Road of Santiago use it.
The first church that I visited was, of course, the Sto. Rosario Parish. At that time, they were celebrating their Diamond Jubilee and the church underwent renovation. I always go to there to pray and attend the Holy Mass.
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Next in line was my own Parish in Naga.
Well, let me give it a stop for now. Those were the first three churches that initiated my pilgrimage. Starting something as big as this thrilled me. I was so dedicated of continuing it through to its conclusion.
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