Sta Monica Church

The Parish Church of Sta. Monica in Angat, Bulacan is situated in the hilly and mountainous southern portion of the province. It was here that Fr. Manuel Blanco, a prior in 1805, conceived his idea of the landmark Flora de Filipinas as he was so impressed with its vegetation.

The facade is simple. But upon closer inspection, one is greatly moved with its intricately carved embellishments. A pair of angels can be found at the top of the portal. Floral elements profusely decorate the niches, windows and pediment while at the central niche, a carving of the sun and moon top the decorative columns. Eye catching is the equally exquisitely carved main door that holds the images of St. Augustine and a crying St. Monica, his mother. A tear flowing from one of her cheeks.

The interior has already been renovated and the ceiling has been painted with a replica of Michelangelo’s work at the Sistine Chapel.

Source: Simbahan.Net

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