St. Andrew Kim Tae Gon Shrine is a Catholic Church with a Korean inspired architecture. Located in Brgy. Lolomboy, Bocaue province of Bulacan. Because of its beautiful architectural design it became a place of interest for most of travel bloggers whenever they are visiting Bulacan. This place is simply amazing and the structures and the ambience makes you feel you are in korea.
Who is St. Andrew Kim Tae Gon
St. Andrew Kim Tae Gon is a Korean priest who seeked refuge and studied in the Dominican convent in Lolomboy, Bulacan. He was beheaded by the emperor of Korea because of his faith and Christianity. St. Andrew Kim became the first Korean Catholic priest and the Patron Saint of the Roman Catholic clergy in Korea. He also became the second patron saint of Lolomboy Parish.
St. Andrew Kim Tae Gon was beatified by Pope Pius XI in 1952 and canonized by Pope John Paul II in May, 1984.
The Parish of Sto. Cristo and St. Andrew Kim Tae Gon
The Parish of Sto Cristo and St. Andrew Kim Tae Gon was established in 1959.
The Parish was also declared as a sister parish of a shrine also dedicated to Kim Tae Gon in South Korea in 1986. Stephen Cardinal Kim Soul Archbishop gave a statue of Kim Tae Gon to the parish which was enshrined on the old church building.
The shrine is located in Brgy. Lolomboy, Bocaue, Bulacan and is run by Korean nuns. There is No Entrance Fee when you visit the place. Just make sure not to make noise and wear decent attire as this is a place for worship.
Opening hours is from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
How to get to St. Andrew Kim Tae Gon Shrine
From Manila you can ride a German Espiritu bus located at SM North or RJ bus in Monumento bount to Balagtas, Bulacan. Ask the driver to drop you at 7-11 Bocaue. From there, look for a jeepney bound to Marilao. Then, ask the driver to drop you off at McDo Lolomboy. The shrine is a walking distance from there.
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