I am a devotee of Our Lady of Lourdes.
When I was younger, I got really ill. I had H-Fever. As soon as I got to the ER, I had to have a blood transfusion, stat! Or else... I would have been a goner. I have always been sickly growing up.
My Mom promised the Lady, if I got well, I would hear mass every Saturday wearing a white dress with a blue sash. When I got better, I told my Mom I did not make that promise! So .... On my behalf.... For the rest her life while she was still mobile, she heard mass and wore a white dress with a blue sash every Saturday.
We would always visit the church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Quezon City during her feast day on February 11 or even a few days before. My Mom even got married there in the 50's. They used to live on Sierra Madre St.
For the past several years, since my Mom passed on, I continued her tradition. I was fortunate enough to catch the 11 am mass this morning and line up to touch the feet of the statue of the Lady. I whispered my petitions to Her.
Since I was already in the area, an area that I only go to every February, I took advantage of the fact and had my lunch at Causeway on Banawe St.
I just ordered....
Crab Roe Sio Mai....
Congee with Century Egg and Lean Meat.
I asked Mayette what else should I order. She recommended the Steamed Spareribs....
And said, she and Jon will join me in 15 minutes time. There was no traffic and true enough, after awhile, Mayette was knocking on the window of the restaurant. They came from Union Church in Legazpi Village.
They also ordered spareribs and chicken feet and added Hakaw....
Asado Rice Roll....
And... Seafood Noodles.
I was happy they were able to join me.
Very Happy that as a devotee of Our Lady of Lourdes, I was able to visit and pay homage.