01 August 2010
Travel: Our Lady of Manaoag (Pangasinan)
Our Lady of Manaoag
Virgin Mary, Mother of GOD, Queen of the most Holy Rosary, Thou, who hast chosen to raise thy throne of mercy in Manaoag, to be the beloved protectress and Patron of the province of Pangasinan, and there from to bestow thy graces on us, thy children, banished in this valley of tears, look down with thine eyes of mercy upon me who am beset with so many dangers of body and soul. Despise not my petition, O dearest Mother, but intercede for me before thy divine Son now and at the hour of my death, Amen. Virgin of Manaoag, pray for us.
One of the religious churches in the province of Pangasinan, the Church of Our Lady of Manaoag, located in Manaoag, Pangasinan, has a long history of miraculous events that are duplicated in the murals all over the church. Devotees, coming from all over the globe, have various reasons for visiting the place among of which are pleads for health restoration, peace of mind, good voyage, or better fate.
Lost something of great value? Life’s greatest dreams, love, and desires down the drain? Who to turn to in times of need? What to do? PRAY.
Manaoag’s Prayer Area
The church is Spanish-Romanesque with a touch of German and Italian Renaissance architectural composition. A big octagonal dome surmounts at the point where the nave and the transepts converge forming a cruciform contour. The Church’s three-level facade has superimposed piers on the first and second levels with the third level designed as a small temple. It houses the image of Nuestra Señora de Manaog or Apo Baket.
Hundreds flock everyday, lining up for hours to get slight contact with the famed â€œmiraculous robesâ€. Her mantle is visible and can be touched only through a small partition, small enough for hands to fit.
Fervently praying, hoping, and wishing.
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