Thursday, March 05, 2009

Church Friday

'Church Friday' was initiated by one of the respectable photojournalists from Crisfield Maryland USA, Ms. Patty Biegun of,; and equally respectable Ms. Reggie Girl of, for her dedication to save the dogs by building a "No-Kill" shelter termed as The Newman-Coweta Humane Society. They are actually inviting good friends out there who wants to share church photos..

I took the photo of this church during our recent travel to Macau, SAR last October 2008. Macau is about 3-hour drive from Shenzhen.

This church is highly historical and very close to our hearts because Macau is where our daughter was born and this church is where our daughter was baptised.

History Source:

The Cathedral of Macau, also known as Sé Catedral, or simply Sé, is the mother church of the catholic Diocese of Macau, which once included the Catholic parishes in China, Japan and Korea. The diocese was formed even before Macau belonged to the Portuguese. The church has stood on the site of the cathedral going back to as early as 1576, when it was a mere wooden shed built. This was replaced by a more permanent structure in 1622.


Danette said...

What a beautiful cathedral. Thanks for showing the pictures!

Melissa Miller said...

What a beautiful church!
Great idea to share the photos with other bloggers.

Thank you for coming by tonight for a visit.
I always appreciate your kind words.
~Melissa :)

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Pretty church, made even more beautiful because of the lovely memories attached to it!! thanks for sharing. Debby

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

Oh, it's beautiful! So glad you shared the photos with us.

Thank you for coming to visit my room and the kind comments. Those air conditioners can be pesky huh? I keep trying to come up with something to do in the winter to hide it but it's difficult. I figured if the walls at least were the same tone, that would help. And I can put things on the shelf that are a bit higher to help out too. My mom is stitching me some fabric pears for that spot and I can't wait to see them.
Have a great day!

Heart of Rachel said...

It's a beautiful church.

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Thank you so much for appreciating the Se' Cathedral.. I highly appreciate your dropping by and hope to see you soon. You always filled my days with excitement every time I visit your blog sites.. See you again soon..
Loida and 2L3Bs

Anonymous said...

Macau just like Shanghai, if your there is like you're in Europe. The buildings are just too "western" that you forgot you're in China.

Barry said...

Beautiful photograph. It is interesting to see the diversity of churches from around the world.

My great uncle was a Roman Catholic missionary to China early in the last century.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Oh Loida!!!! These are beautiful.
I love the snap of the church where your daughter was baptised. What a priceless memory......
I love to visit your blog. It always lifts me up and I fund you so inspiring.
Next week we are profiling people. Just any interesting person that you know or see on the street. Snap a lillte photo and let their face tell the story. Are you in?
Here's hoping that you and your family have a weekend filled with love, joy and laughter :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Judith said...

What a beautiful church and with such memories - thank you for sharing. Take care, Judith

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a beautiful church. I so enjoy visiting historical churches and what a great cause! Thank you for comment.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Attic Clutter said...

oh The Cathedral of Macau is fabulous~!!
A beatiful place to have your baby baptised

Wonderful on the "No-Kill" shelter..too.

Thanks on ALBA (:)
have a great weekend~
hugs, patty

RJ said...

The base and the top of the Se Cathedral tower have been missed by the lenses but the photograph has been very successful in demonstrating the holiness of the antique structure! o",)

It's nice to know that in the middle of the Chinese community, a sturdy Catholic church is standing up high- whose real impact in our lives is even higher than those towering skyscrapers surrounding it!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful church! So much history & lovely memories for you & your family!
Have a wonderful day!

Strawberry Girl said...

That is a terrific photo and a lovely memory, thank you for sharing it with us. :0)

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Thanks for dropping by. Yes, Macau was once a Portuguese colony until its return to its motherland in the late 90's. Most buildings, old and new ones were basically inspired by european architecture.


Dearest BARRY,
It's really nice of you to share that your great uncle was a Roman Catholic missionary to China early in the last century. He must be a great and courageous man of God to bring the catholicsm in this part of the world wherein Buddhism has been the major source of spiritual enhancement. Thanks and hope to see your blogs often soon..

Thanks a lot.. Yours are so beautiful!! You're such lucky to have awesome neighborhood full of historical churches.. Have a lovely day my friend..


Dearest JUDITH,
Thanks a lot for dropping by my friend. The church really brings us a lot of good memories..


Dearest SHEILA,
Thanks that you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again later and hope that you can also show us your church. Thanks a lot.


Thanks a lot my friend.. I also really admire the Se' Ctahedral a lot and its memories..


Dear Doc RJ,
Such an inspiring comment. Thanks so much. Hope you can show us the churches there at your end. Have a nice and safe day ahead..


Thanks a lot for the kind comments. I highly value it and nice blogging my friend..

Thanks a lot for dropping by and appreciating the photo and the memory it depicts. I highly appreciate your comments.

mightydacz said...

very informative,thanks for the info that macau is so near to shenzhen for about 3 hours drive napatingin tuloy ako sa world map lol and the place is very historical also for ur daughter.

i missed a lot in going to church because, to practice religion is a big no no here in ksa thats why there is no church here and sad to say no photos of churches to be shared with u lol mosque pwede?lol

aurbie said...

Better late than never, as we say around these parts. :)

Great photos. Isn't it nice that the Internet has allowed us to share our cultures?

As you know, I have been away for a few days. I am back and can now pick on Reggie girl again.

Thanks for calling me respectable. Depends on who are talking to. Reggie Girl? You got sometime to say? Heehe.

Hope you can join us in our Friday shoot-out. It is people.

How is your packing going?

Thanks again for the sweet package!

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Hi Patty, hahaha.. you and Reggie Girl is really fun! I'll try to join the Friday shoot out on people.. The packing is still underway.. Thanks..

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