Church of the Gesu, Quezon City

4.8
#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Quezon City
The Church of the Gesù is the Roman Catholic church of the Ateneo de Manila University campus in Quezon City in the Philippines. The landmark was designed by Jose Pedro Recio and Carmelo Casas. The edifice’s massive triangular structure symbolizes the Holy Trinity, as well as the three-fold mission and vision of the school. Its shape and design are also meant to suggest the outstretched arms of the Sacred Heart, and the traditional Filipino bahay kubo (nipa hut). The site has a total area of and seating capacity for 1,000 persons. The church is situated on Sacred Heart Hill, a small hill overlooking Bellarmine Field, believed to be the highest point in Loyola Heights. In its immediate vicinity are the dormitories (Cervini and Eliazo Halls) and the John Pollock Renewal Center. The peak cross and carillon (see below) of the church can be seen from Katipunan Avenue, which borders the campus to the west.One side of the church houses a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary as the Immaculate Conception, patroness of Ateneo de Manila and of the Philippines, while another side chapel is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a devotion committed to the Jesuits by Jesus's appearances to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque at a convent in Paray-le-Monial in 1671.
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  • I like the church's architecture and design. I love to stay here and meditate. Just have some challenges with the parking. You should attend masses there.  more »
  • As an Atenean, Church services inside the Ateneo de Manila University are regarded as very important parts of Catholic Life. I feel, having a kinship with the Ateneo,that the serenity and architecture...  more »
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  • Magnificent and solemn place. I love hearing mass here and this year I completed my very first Simbang Gabi at this very church.
  • One of the most beautiful churches in the Metro. The spirit of the Ateneo resides here.
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