Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saint Florian Chapel (Laguna, Philippines)


I only know one chapel in the Philippines specifically dedicated to Saint Florian. Unless you know another one, let me know, and I am willing to visit it.

Saint Florian is the patron saint of firefighters. Florian (named Florian von Lorch, died on ca. 304) is a Christian saint. His feast day is on May 4. Florian was a Roman soldier, who trained fire brigades. His team used the bucket brigade to fight fires.

As patron saint for firefighters, the only Saint Florian chapel I know is located inside the camp. The camp where government firefighters are trained, Camp Vicente Lim, in Calamba City is home to the said chapel. The chapel is located inside the grounds of National Fire Training Institute (NFTI). NFTI is the exclusive training facility for Bureau of Fire Protection personnel. It is under the Philippine Public Safety College.



Can a hotel look like a factory?

While gathering for the kick off ceremony of the Manila Bay rehabilitation at the Quirino Grandstand, I was surprised to see this.  ...