Church of St John Paul II rises in Timberland Heights
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - January 9, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - An iconic church in honor of the recently canonized St. John Paul II is rising at the mountain slopes of San Mateo, Rizal, at the Timberland Heights development of Filinvest Land Inc.

The Church of St. John Paul II, dedicated to his works and life, will reflect the simplicity and nobility of the beloved pope’s poignant life and works: from the intricate crisscrossing roof beams that articulate the Papal Miter and devotion to the Virgin Mary, to the transparent glass naves that open and extend to the Eucharistic community.

“Even the exit doors will bear the inspiring lines of St. John Paul II’s ‘Be Not Afraid’ and visitors will further be embraced by solemnity as they reach the landscaped sunken garden. The church becomes the central element in the development of the community processional area,” FLI senior vice president Francis V. Ceballos said.

The Church of St. John Paul II complements the serene mountain scenery at Timberland Heights, perfect for a relaxing and reflective weekend as it ascends from the Sierra Mountain range overlooking Manila and Quezon City. 

Targeted to break ground this quarter, the Church of St. John Paul II would change the pilgrimage and wedding destination in the metro.

Filinvest has been inspired by St. John Paul II’s own words in his “Letter to Artists” to create “epiphanies of beauty,” Ceballos noted.

“The architectural design of the church would easily blend with Timberland’s natural setting, creating the mood for devotion and meditation,” says Ceballos.

Things are looking up for this scenic township as it also gears for the opening of the Adventure Farms, a satellite organic educational farm park for kids, as well as the development of the Timberland Outlook Park to showcase the breathtaking metro skyline. Recently, Timberland Heights launched the picturesque condotel, The Leaf, operated by Timberland Heights Sports and Nature Club.

Timberland Heights is a 677-hectare recreational township easily reached within a 15 minute-drive from Quezon City. It is a master-planned community that will suit the different lifestyle needs of its residents  with its awe-inspiring 300-meter-above-sea level vistas, cool climate and gently sloping terrain that provide a relaxing respite from the harried pace of the metro.

For more information, call (02) 850-0888, (0917) 877-0888 or log on to www.timberlandheights.com.

 

ADVENTURE FARMS BE NOT AFRAID CEBALLOS CHURCH OF ST. JOHN PAUL FILINVEST LAND INC FRANCIS V MANILA AND QUEZON CITY PAPAL MITER ST. JOHN PAUL TIMBERLAND HEIGHTS
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