Mallgoers at SM City North Edsa looking for a place to attend mass and services are welcome at the newly opened Our Lady Most Holy Rosary Chapel on the fourth level of The Block.
Designed by international design architecture firm Arquitectonica, the 1,075-square meter chapel has a dome-shaped structure illuminated by a sky light.
One of the chapel’s major highlights is a band that runs around the ceiling, with the words of the “Hail Mary” prayer, an utmost dedication to the Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary.
Also of interest are the Stations of the Cross, a collection from the Sy family, which was sketched by the late National Artist Ang Kiukok. The dynamic and geometric style completes the contemporary look of the chapel.
Sacred sculptures of the crucifix, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, and St. Joseph by master sculptor Eduardo Castrillo can also be found in the chapel.
Felicidad Sy chose to name the chapel after our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary as she is a devotee of Our Lady. It was built to give thanks and glory to God, and to give back to the religious community.
SM has earlier opened chapels at SM Megamall and SM Aura; the Shrine of Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life at the Mall of Asia Complex; and the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod at SM Seaside in Cebu.
Masses are scheduled Monday to Saturday at 12:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (English) and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (English) and 4:15 p.m. (Tagalog).