San Vicente Ferrer Parish is quite popular. Crowds of people from all walks of life flocks the church to pray and offer candles with faith and hope to the church patron, St. Vincent Ferrer, who is believed to intercede for the granting of one's petition and prayer. A lot of devotees pray for good health, for safe travels, for safe delivery of pregnant women, before taking the board exams etc. etc.
We arrived at the church at 12 NN, a bit hungry but we decided to get Sitti blessed before eating. The church was empty since morning mass has ended. There are numerous ladies selling rosaries, scapulars and other religious items which greeted us and persuading us to purchase. We already got a rosary for Sitti which we intend to include in the blessing. We were directed to go to the priest's "house" which is located right in front of the church.
While waiting for the priest, I decided to take some photos of the place.
I lit my candles before the image of San Vicente Ferrer. I noticed how the cemented area just below the candles are full of melted wax scorched under the heat of the sun. I silence, I prayed.
Before leaving the area we went back to the Parish Church for a photo of the church.
How to go there:
1. Via Public Transport:
1.1 Ride to Escalante City via Ceres at the North Bus Terminal. Fare for aircon bus is Php 145 pax
1.2 Get off at Crossing Vito (just inform the bus driver and conductor)
1.3 Get in a tricyle and get off at the San Vicente Ferrer Parish Church
2. Via Private Transport
2.1. From Bacolod drive north passing through Talisay, Silay, EB Magalona, Victorias, Manapla, Cadiz until you reach Sagay.
2.2 Before reaching the arc that says, "Welcome to Escalante", turn left. There is signage that says Brgy. Vito.
2.3 Drive further for another 10-15 minutes until you reach the church which is at the left side.
San Vicente Ferrer Quassi Parish
Brgy Vito, Sagay