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My First Travel Destination for 2013

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This year 2013, I started traveling in Bukidnon particularly at the Monastery of Transfiguration where I guided the Antonio Family when they visited Cagayan de Oro last January 04-06. Same as last year, my first travel destination was the Monastery of Transfiguration where I had my first breakfast with the Monks for the year 2012.

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1. The pyramid-liked-structure of the Monastery was designed by the National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin. The Monastery is actually one of his lasts and one of his well-famed work-of-art designs aside of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and Davao International Airport.
2. The place is well-known for the Monk's Blend premium Coffee.
3. Having Mass with the Monastery's Boys Choir which was the Philippines' best children's choir.
4. The Museum of Transfiguration in which the clothing are designed by Doom Martin De Jesus Gomez, the famous fashion designer-turned into monk Gang Gomez.
5. Ofcourse, the famous Breakfast with the Monks which serves every second Sunday of the month.

Meanwhile, we also visited the  Museum of Transfiguration and explained them about the interesting facts about the said museum.

- The vestments such as the Pallium (A vestment for the Pope) and Tailors which can be found inside the Museum of Transfiguration are designed by Doom Martin De Jesus Gomez, the famous fashion designer-turned into Monk Gang Gomez and had been presented to the Vatican for showcasing.

By the way, we traveled from Cagayan de Oro City Proper to the location of the Monastery at about 2 and a half hours. Well, it's a sort of long journey but hey I am still amazed with its work of the art wonder.

Don't forget that there are no entrance fees in this Museum but donation is much appreciated. And by the way, the Museum is not open to all who wished to go inside as you need to ask the permission from the in-charge of the Museum.
Taking a picture souvenir as I visit the Monastery again.
The Monastery of Transfiguration.
Ecru benediction cope of hand-woven abaca from Kalibo, Aklan is embroidered in satin stitch with the various flowers of the Philippines by the "bordadoras" of Cavite. The whole surface features drawn-thread work done by the "bordadoras" of Lumban, Laguna. Held in place by a gold-plated morse, this cope may be used for benediction on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (January 1).
A "zuchetto", a skullcap design and one of the Pope's everyday dress.
PiƱa and Abaca Collection located inside the Museum of Transfiguration.
This Benedictine Monk statue is a life-sized structure which welcomes visitors as they enter the Museum.


  1. Really beautiful collection, I have ever seen like this costume in my life yet. I'm a Muslim but my friends are Christians. We wish to celebrate the summer vacations far from the house. So thanks for this great information now I recommend this destination for tourism to my friends. I hope they like it and never forget these vacations as well.


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