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The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish - Las Pinas City

Located at 364 Real St. Talon, Las Pinas City in Metro Manila, The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish is one of the modern unique looking Catholic churches in the Philippines. 

The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish

The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish History

Before it came to be the church that it is today, the church was once a small chapel located in front of PLDT in 1985. It then transferred to its present site a few years later. Then the construction of the unique looking architectural design that we see now started. 

The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish facade

Speaking of being unique-looking, interestingly, its architectural design was inspired by a marine animal called the nautilus (nautilus belauensis). According to its principal architect, he chose the nautilus as his inspiration as its shell is often associated with the golden ratio. It is also a symbol of proportional perfection, something the architect wished to impart to his masterpiece. 

The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish interior

The glass panels on top of the altar

The images and statues in the altar area were covered during the Holy Week

Sadly, the architect resigned in 2008 before the completion of the church. Regardless, construction continued under a new architect and The Shrine of the Five Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ Parish was finally inaugurated and dedicated in June 2010. It was then elevated as a shrine by the Diocese of Paranaque in 2012. 


The ceiling paintings show Christs at different times of his life.

The intricate door design

At present, the shrine has roughly a seating capacity of about 2500 people. Aside from the chapel, it also has a eucharistic chapel and a minor chapel. There is also basement parking, however, parking space is only limited to 25 cars.


The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish as seen from the right side

The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish as seen from the left side

I first got to visit The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish in 1991 during the baptism of my younger brother. Looking back, the church looked way different from what it looked like now. I got to revisit it again during our recent Visita Iglesia. In the more than two decades since my first visit, I honestly felt that I have visited a new church and the old one was but just a memory of a church long gone. 

Some trinkets and religious paraphernalia were sold near the chapel entrance

Why visit The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish?

Overall, The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ is a perfect destination for your Visita Iglesia this year. Not only is it very accessible, but its architectural design is also worth seeing

Getting to The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish:


From Manila, ride a bus bound for SM Southmall. Tell the conductor to drop you off "Five Wounds". For sure he knows where it is. 

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