One of the things to do when in Iloilo is to visit its historic, centuries-old churches. So here are some of the churches you might include in your itinerary when you visit Iloilo.
|La Paz Church|
La Paz, Iloilo City
Patroness: Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
Jaro, Iloilo City
Patroness: Our Lady of Candles commemorating the purification of Mother Mary during the Presentation of Jesus. It is also said that the image of Our Lady has been growing in size.
Molo, Iloilo City
Patroness: St. Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is the patroness of women and the Molo Church is deemed a feminist church since its aisle is lined by statues of sixteen female saints.
Patron: St. John of Sahagun, an Augustinian priest born in Sahagun, Spain with a special gift to discern the conscience of the people.
Patron: St. Nicholas of Tolentino, an Augustinian friar born in Pontano, Italy but moved to the town of Tolentino where he served as peacemaker between the two factions in Tolentino. Revered as patron of the holy souls and the souls in purgatory.
Patron: St. Thomas of Villanova, an Augustinian friar known as the Father of the Poor for his charitable works. For him, charity is not just giving but removing the need of those who receive charity and liberating them from it when possible. The church has also been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.