The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Silang, Cavite offers a haven for people who wish for solace amidst the troubles of everyday life, and indeed, thousands of Filipinos have come to this place to pray and seek guidance every year as a show of devotion.
The church was built by the American Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, known to Filipinos as Our Lady of Hope. The shrine is famous for its antique theme park and giant wood carvings of the Last Supper and Station of the Cross. Serenity is provided by well tended pine trees, shrubbery and expansive lawns. An imposing image of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands in the middle of a well-trimmed garden surrounded by flags of different countries where Catholicism thrives. Retreat houses, chapel, souvenir shops and other interesting attractions make the place interesting, not only for visitation, but for spiritual contemplation as well.
The areas around the church are very calm and serene, making it an ideal location for spiritual retreat and prayer. The devout will truly appreciate the religious imagery in the stone and wood carvings amidst the serenity of natural scenery.
Over the years, schools and parish organizations have had excursions and retreats here. The complex also houses facilities for retreats and functions like a conference room, sleeping quarters, dining room and kitchen for visitors. The priests and the sisters have provide their services to conduct activities for retreatants.
Attractions and Amenities
- The Shrine Chapel
- Image of the conversation with Maximim and Melanie
- Statue of the crying lady
- The Rosary Pond
- The Jubilee Center
- Marian Retreat Center
- The Youth Center
- The Pilgrim Center
- The Last Supper Tableau
- The Audio-Visual Building
- Garden of St. Joseph
- The Rosary Hill
- Stations of the Cross
Km. 41, Barangay Biga, Silang Cavite
The Shrine offers lodging for retreatants, but for people who are touring the province, here is a list of hotels and resorts in the province of Cavite:
- Mount Sea Resort
Location : General Trias 163 Marseilla Street, Bagbag II, Rosario, Cavite
- Microtel Hotels & Resorts Cavite
Location : General Trias Amadeo Rd, Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club, Cavite
- Island Cove Resort & Leisure Park
Location : Cavite City Covelandia Road, Binakayan Kawit, Cavite
How to get there
From Manila, Cavite is accessible by bus. Buses are available in Manila around 5am to 10pm every day. Ride a bus going to Cavite. Buses usually load and unload passengers at Vito Cruz corner Harrison Street across the Central Bank of the Philippines.
There are also buses and minibuses with trips going to Tagaytay and other towns in the province. These buses can be found in Baclaran and go through Parañaque/Las Piñas.
From Metro Manila, you may also hire a taxi from Harrison Plaza or Baclaran going to your destinations. The travel time is 30 to 45 minutes.