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Lenten destination: 'Walk of Faith' at Timberland Heights
A Lenten destination at Timberland Heights. Contributed photo

Lenten destination: ‘Walk of Faith’ at Timberland Heights

 

Lenten destination: 'Walk of Faith' at Timberland Heights
A Lenten destination at Timberland Heights. Contributed photo

In time for the Lenten season, Timberland Heights once again opens its doors to the faithful to visit the 14 Stations of the Cross dubbed “The Walk of Faith at Timberland Heights.” 

Since its inception in 2014, more than 20,000 individuals have visited these stations of the cross and helped in the prayerful reflection on the passion of Jesus Christ in a whole new setting.

Timberland Heights, the massive 677-hectare master-planned township project of the Filinvest group’s property arm, Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI), in San Mateo, Rizal now thrives as a holistic development with upscale residential subdivisions, leisure attractions and a myriad of activities for the whole family.

The Walk of Faith at Timberland Heights’ quiet and reflective calm provides the idyllic setting for prayer and meditation with an overlooking view, perched some 350 meters above sea level.

Its breathtaking views of the Metro Manila Skyline, Laguna de Bay, Bataan Peninsula and the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges are visible. 

The Walk of Faith at Timberland Heights allows you to meditate and pray while enjoying the crisp mountain breeze. It has since become an annual religious tradition for those who have experienced the serene observance of Lent at Timberland Heights.

To further develop Timberland Heights, FLI is also planning to build an eco-inspired church as a homage to the well-loved pope, St. John Paul II, which will be the townscape’s center of faith and pilgrimage site, and a beacon for pilgrims both inside and outside of the townscape.

Timberland Heights has also cemented its position of being the metro’s prime eco-playground destination through its hosting of prestigious sporting events such as the annual 7Eleven trail series, the first-ever Spartan H3X, a grueling 24-hour endurance race simultaneously held in several countries, Fox Biking 101, Lagalag Sundown Run, Hoka Trail Run, and the Salomon Xtrail, which will be held on April 28. Timberland Heights has been chosen to be the venue of the first ever Salomon Ultra 50-race.

“We envisioned Timberland Heights as a recreational township destination, not just a place to live in but a destination that allows you to discover and experience life in an extraordinary and adventurous way while being cradled by nature’s own perfection,” Francis V. Ceballos, Filinvest Land, Inc. Senior Vice President and North East Cluster head.

Timberland Heights is home to a world-class bike trails that is fast gaining popularity among mountain biking enthusiasts’ and participants of other athletic events of international caliber. The trails are also compliant with the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) trail specifications for both safety and technical standards. It is aptly dubbed the “mountain biking capital of the Philippines.”