|Exterior of Molo church. Famous for its Gothic-Renaissance architecture.|
Molo church or Saint Anne Parish church was built in 1831 under the order of Fray Pablo Montano. The National Historical Institute declared the church as a national landmark in 1992.
|A mixture of Gothic and Renaissance interior designs.|
The feast day of Saint Anne is celebrated every July 26 and her relics are exposed for veneration.
|The altar got its Gothic features.|
The church is the Feminist church in the Philippines due to the 16 statues of female saints placed on each column along the aisle that also serve as a mini altar for devotees.
Dr. Jose Rizal, Philippines National Hero dropped by the Molo church when he was on his way to Dapitan in August 1896. He was impressed with a biblical painting decorated on the church. Unfortunately, it cannot be seen on the church.
I read that the church survived all calamities but not a bomb during a war on March 19, 1945.
|The walls were made of white corral rocks.|
|A donated statue of Pedro Calunsod|
I saw this statue and didn't taught that it was Pedro Calunsod. He was a native of the Visayas, a young migrant, student catechist, missionary and faithful collaborator. He will be canonized as the second Filipino saint at the Vatican on October 21, 2012.
dated June 04, 2012