Walking straight straight ahead amidst the busy people and streets of Senado Square area in Macau lies a breathtaking and impeccable “Ruins of St. Paul.”
People from different walks of life, busy merchants selling their own goods and products, very friendly vendors that offers free taste of their fresh delicacies, simultaneous performances in Senado Square area that promotes Macau’s rich culture and traditions, and happy travellers taking photos at every beautiful and historical spots in the place.
It was actually my third time to visit Macau, but it was only my first time to visit the Ruins. And people are right that seeing that perfect architectural statue in personal will really melt your heart. It’s indeed Majestic!
Since Macau became a colony of Portugal way back 1600 up to 1999, it’s not impossible that most of the beautiful atmosphere in the country that suggests Catholicism were all inherited from them. I myself, as a born Catholic, was really amazed with those churches and statues.
Being with my family during this trip, We were able to enjoy our whole day visiting the city of Macau, and the most charming Ruins of St. Paul has become our point of interest besides shopping around to get some souvenirs and delicacies from the beautiful city.
We would take photos of the Ruins, climb up until reaching the great statue, and stay there as if we were not running out of time.
One thing that surprised me was while going up the stairs to reach the perfect statue. I felt that It’s as if I’m going up to the stairs of heaven! It was terrifying since it’s quite high but upon reaching the top, I felt glorified! Seeing the heavenly statue made me feel as if I already reached the top of the world and it was really heavenly.
A simple realization came to my mind that maybe, before reaching heaven’s door, a lot of challenges will come our way and it would also be very hard for us at first, but when we persevere to do good and follow all His will, it will be very easy for us reaching the top as He will always be our guide.
As to keeping my faith, Seeing the beautiful city has made me more faithful to my religion. I was not expecting to feel that way cause our only purpose in visitng the place was to go shopping and sight seeing since going to Macau was only part of our Hongkong trip. We just took a ferry for an hour trip to Macau and as planned, we will just have a day tour at the city and will go take photos and grab some souvenirs.
We believed that we are really destined to be in the place for some reasons. And it’s to realize that a lot of good and beautiful places around the globe still awaits all of us to visit them and know their culture and traditions, as well as their history.
Every place we go, every country we visit, every people we meet always leave a special mark in our hearts.
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