Category Church

Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

“…he at least had one daughter near him. But even with her he seldom discussed what might have been happening to those in the Philippines for he did not wish to aggravate her own fears and anxieties. He thus generally suffered alone in silence. But he evidently found some solace from hearing mass every morning […]

A War Time Wedding at the Sacred Heart Shrine

The wedding of Estefania (“Fanny”) Aldaba Lim and Luis Hidalgo Lim was held here at the Sacred Heart Shrine in 1944.  As the wedding took place, some guests prepared to go on a secret mission to the Philippines in the middle of World War II, according to Nick Joaquin’s biography of Dr. Lim. Dr. Lim […]