Sunday, April 11, 2010

St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish, Los Baños, Laguna

* memorial marker for two ROTC guerillas killed during the Los Baños Raid in 1945;
found inside the St. Therese compound

* a view inside St. Therese

* the St. Therese Baptistry erected in 1927

* inside St. Therese baptistry

St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish (commonly called "St. Therese" or simpley "Therese") is found inside the U.P. Los Baños campus and is a good place for reflection. Despite being within a very busy university (not to mention a very busy street adjacent to it), St. Therese is frequently visited by students and employees alike. Besides having a comfortable area for mass services, the place was infamous for an alleged mass murder or mass grave in the place. This information was mentioned in a paper presentation on history I attended last December.

* St. Therese Dormitory for ladies, found inside the St. Therese compound

* the Resurrection chapels

* a view of St. Therese outside; the road in the foreground is Silangan Road

[How to go to St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish: From Manila, boarda bus bound for Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Such buses are found near Gil Puyat LRT Station. Drop off at Olivarez Plaza in Los Baños, Laguna or alternatively, at Junction (a Jollibee store branch will be your marker for this place). Then board a jeep bound for UP College Kaliwa. Tell the driver to drop you off at St. Therese. The church is just across the UPLB Mathematics Building.]

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