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fantasiamore 66F
7796 posts
3/11/2018 6:53 pm

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3/27/2018 5:08 pm

TIME FOR RETREAT OR VACAY?



With the onset of the Holy Week for Catholics by the end of March, it will be longer holidays for those working in our country, starting as early as Holy Wednesday and winding up either on Black Saturday or Easter Sunday. The occasion is given to relive the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ on the Cross.

Vacationing during these holidays or holy days, to term it appropriately means observing what the rites of the Catholic Church prescribe, although its followers are not compelled outright into practising them, such as doing the Way of the Cross, going to confession, attending the Washing of the Feet, observance of solemnity, fasting and abstinence through the days, etc..

For others and because the days will be considered this long spell or respite from work and its stresses, they would find the days, an opportune time to schedule a vacation outside of town with family or friends for their bonding moments and thrills. So they book for the beaches, resorts and hot escapade adventures, as it is summertime. But of course, most will have their observance of the holy week in their most modest way, like doing or attending the ''Visita Iglesia'' (church visits to 7 churches), listening at the church to the Last Seven Words, the ''Salubong'' or the procession march depicting the meeting of Mama Mary and her resurrected son, with Easter Mass, as the peak of all the activities, and leading to Easter Sunday, a time when the Easter egg hunting begins.

So the holy week is visioned as this retreat to solemnity and performance of Catholic activities on one hand and that joyful escapade adventures of fun and excitement, on the other.

All roads outside Metro Manila would be packed with vacationists during the holidays. It is a wise move to do the vacation early for the retirees and globetrotters or travelers. So I am doing that this week so I can do my truer observance of holy week . Am hieing off come Thursday this week, to the mountain city of Baguio and to the hot beaches of Hundred Islands. Doing it with online friends I have met at one social media site and who are my circle of close friends, presently..

How about you? Have you scheduled yours already?



“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


fantasiamore 66F
10986 posts
3/12/2018 12:23 am

A good reminder is....

"May we draw from the cross the power to be humble, the strength to be meek and the guidance to be true always"...

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


ccdomonic 67M
223 posts
3/12/2018 5:46 am

what! no easter bunny searches???


fantasiamore 66F
10986 posts
3/12/2018 4:58 pm

    Quoting ccdomonic:
    what! no easter bunny searches???
easter bunny? and i was thinking about easter eggs...they are easier to find i know....

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


ccdomonic 67M
223 posts
3/13/2018 7:35 am

easter eggs make one fat and wobbly


fantasiamore 66F
10986 posts
3/13/2018 5:31 pm

    Quoting ccdomonic:
    easter eggs make one fat and wobbly
am i thinking what you are thinking?
i know two hard boiled eggs be that
easter or not, make a good diet for
those wanting to lose weight..ain't it
and otherwise, too...

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


ccdomonic 67M
223 posts
3/14/2018 2:41 am

well hard boiled are definitely better than chocolate but not as tasty


fantasiamore 66F
10986 posts
3/18/2018 5:35 am

    Quoting ccdomonic:
    well hard boiled are definitely better than chocolate but not as tasty
so you will send the choclits instead? (grinning)

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


eb1209
28210 posts
3/21/2018 7:32 pm

Now that Boracay is undergoing clean up, Camiguin Island is picking up more tourists for the PANAAD (Panata) where people walk up the mountain for the Stations of the Cross.

Just call me ELZ


fantasiamore 66F
10986 posts
3/23/2018 5:29 pm

    Quoting eb1209:
    Now that Boracay is undergoing clean up, Camiguin Island is picking up more tourists for the PANAAD (Panata) where people walk up the mountain for the Stations of the Cross.
and that is one place to visit and included in my bucket list...but would i bear or even be able walking and climbing the steep steps to it, that is the big question...

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


tinker_viel 50F
2033 posts
3/27/2018 2:35 am

Hey takahe good to see you here again😁
I honestly don’t like going out holy wk because of a the crowds😁 I’d rather just meditate and send out love to all who needs it😊❤️

It is only with the heart that one sees clearly.....
What is essential is invisible to the eye


fantasiamore 66F
10986 posts
3/27/2018 5:08 pm

    Quoting tinker_viel:
    Hey takahe good to see you here again😁
    I honestly don’t like going out holy wk because of a the crowds😁 I’d rather just meditate and send out love to all who needs it😊❤️
i had my vacay weeks ahead, since the traffic congestions on the highways going to the place and back home get to my nerve and the hot weather can be exasperating..like you am doing my reflection and retreat amidst a quiet home, since everyone in this house is trekking to olongapo and its beaches...miss you tinks! when i finish your "hairbanger" (how i call my crochet headpieces) i will send it to you...muah! my easter gift for you!

HAPPY EASTER DEAREST ONE!!!

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.