Holy Week 2014



Here in my hubby's hometown, Catholics have a yearly ritual which is part of their devotion to their Creator during Holy Week. It is also yearly that I get to witness their Holy Week devotion. 











Men whip their backs in flagellation until their skin bleed. They will walk like 2 kilometers on the streets carrying a cross made of woods and some also walk with a crown of thorns on their heads. 


Although, all of their faces were covered, I think people around can still recognize them since this is just a small barrio and almost everyone knew each other.



When they finally reach their local church, there they will pray and plead. You will see men who will continously whip their backs. 

What they do is obviously painful. It's pretty sure each of them has their own best reasons of doing this. I am no longer a Catholic but I have nothing against their beliefs and traditions. 





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About Leilani Gamboa

Lai is mommy to two boys. A breastfeeding advocate, a part time blogger, and works as Virtual Assistant since 2013. Coffeeholic, make-up enthusiast, planner junkie.
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14 comments:

  1. i think some people do this to remember how the lod die but it is not necessary to do this,just thank God that he gave his son to us!

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  2. Yes! This one is really painful. I'm not a Catholic but I respect your religion. That's how they show their faith to God.

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    1. I am not a Catholic as well. Maybe they have different reasons on doing this.

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  3. Aw..it's so painful..it doesn't have to be like this

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    1. yup, i cant even stand to look at their bloody backs..ouch

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  4. They always tell to us that doing that kind of "penitensya" is paying for their sins but for me, we can pay our sins by praying. That's only my opinion :)

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  5. "Penitensya" old tradidion every holy week.

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  6. Jesus already paid for our sins. our only job is to follow His word and ways, read the bible, go to church, socialize within your church groups. It doesn't have to be like this.

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  7. my apologies, im not Catholic. All i can say, Jesus said "It is Finished!"

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    1. Iam not a catholic as well, and yes its ridiculous that these people have to do this. I am totally against it but I guess they have different reasons on doing this.

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  8. I'm not a catholic too.... I don't know why do people do such thing like this and after the holy week, oh I wonder what are they doing..

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  9. I don't like watching something like this.... :(

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