Feb 3, 2008

Catholicism meets syncretism

Mountain biking is one of my favorite pastimes for recreation. There are many places to ride in the Philippines; up the national roads, in the hills or on the back roads around the rice fields.
Today's ride took me past this statue of Mary overlooking a valley. Ninety percent of Filipinos call themselves Catholic, but old traditions of mysticism still prevail. One time we wanted to take a photo of a Filipino family of three, however they prefered that our son be in the photo as well since the number three is unlucky.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rodney and Joy,

    Thanks for your story about putting a window into your colleagues house. We were praying for you today and thank the Lord that you are using your gifts for His glory and to bless others. Every blessing, Carol and Graeme