Puppy Mood: Off to see more pretty churches!
The Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag, located on top of a hill in the town, has been canonically affiliated with the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome since June 2011. The parish encompassing Manaoag and the surrounding towns is administered by the Order of Preachers under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan. It was officially declared a Basilica on February 17, 2015.
Some of the miracles attributed to Our Lady of Manaoag are depicted in murals inside the church’s transepts and nave. The Paschal Chapel beside the south flank of the church has icons of the Black Nazarene similar to that of the Quiapo Church, the Santo Entierro (Dead Christ), and other statues of the Virgin Mary. The sanctuary on the left side of the main entrance has a large image of the Crucified Christ.
|Dagupan Bus to Manaoag Shrine.
|Hourly departure from Trinoma: Trips starts at 5am
There are 2 major stop overs for wee-wee breaks: Dau bus terminal and SM Rosales.
|Php 314 per head
Puppy Seal of Approval:
I love my mum!!! Can I be more obvious about it? I love my Grandmum and the Mother of all Christians out there, Mama Mary!
So when we had some time we went on to one of the most visited churches named after the Blessed Mother. Our Lady of Manaog has been known for the number of prayers that has been answered through her intersessions.
If you come by and visit Mama Mary, you should really at least has half a day here. There could be a large number of devotees who regularly attend masses here. Spend time to go all the way up the image of Mama Mary where you can have some time for yourself and your prayers with her.
More than just being able to touch the mantle of the image, you can appreciate the effort, talent and culture surrounding this place. Both locals and pilgrims came together making this place both a spiritual home and a tourist spots that helped the people a lot.
Puppy Reminder: Faith is not about how many churches you visited, or candles you lit. Faith is also not about how you call your god, or how you call yourselves. Faith is about having that relationship with Him – regardless of the race and name you know Him of. It is about love and respect of our brothers and sisters. Let us not limit our growth in faith and love limited by the four walls and high ceilings of places of faith.
Travel party: Great for choice for family trip! This is a good chance for every family to educate their children.
Budget: Going to the place is free. However, finding a parking space might cause you 50pesos at least. Fare per person would range about Php 500
Trip: Day-trip! Check the following mass schedules so you can pace your trip.
Daily Mass starts at 5:00am every hour until 12nn.