After more than a decade, I went back to SVD (Divine Word Seminary) in Tagaytay City. It is a special and memorable place for me because it is where my 4th year classmates in high school had a retreat. I was excited to learn that our business planning session will be held there for two days. I wasn't really thinking of planning but more of reminiscing the good times I had with my friends.
The famous Holy Spirit Church with its bell tower. It is the first structure that will greet you when you enter the compound.
The road that leads to the compound (shot from the inside).
This is one of the dorms fronting the dorm where we stayed. It looks old but still charming.
That's not a ghost. It's just me taking the picture of Zen Raum--one of the many prayer rooms in the compound.
This is just one of the many portraits of Jesus that hung on the walls of SVD. This particular portrait can be found just outside the Zen Raum. There's something about the face of Jesus in this portrait that interests me.
The SVD compound has lots of trees--around one thousand. I really had time to relax and unwind. Not to mention had a wonderful gastronomic encounter... the kitchen people are great!
If you have time and needs to unwind a bit, rekindle your relationship with God or just want to experience silence for a while, you can visit SVD. If you want to know more about SVD, click on this link.