Monday, June 22, 2009

My World 28# Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage

This is the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage in Antipolo City, Luzon Island. The church is quite well-known for its miraculous Brown Virgin Mary which is why a lot of travellers go there to pray and request for safety voyage. We went to this church before our trip to China sometime ago. Antipolo City is about 26 kms. east of Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

The brown image of the Virgin Mary was brought to the Philippines during 1600s through the galleon trade. She was credited for the three-month safe voyage of the ship that brought her; thus, she earned the name Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage.

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Anonymous June 22, 2009 at 6:37 PM  

It's a very nice post. Especially since the pilgrimmage to Manaoag and Antipolo is done during the summertime.

I have been there just once and I could hardly remember it.

SandyCarlson June 22, 2009 at 6:54 PM  

Such a beautiful church.

Sally in WA June 22, 2009 at 7:23 PM  

That is a lovely church. Thank you for sharing it. And thank you for visiting. :-)

Sylvia K June 22, 2009 at 7:54 PM  

What a lovely church and your photos are beautiful! Love the information you include as well! Thanks as always for visiting and for your comments, much appreciated!

alicesg June 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM  

Lovely photo of the church. I like the designs of it.

Island Rambles Blog June 22, 2009 at 8:51 PM  

That was a lovely series of photos on the church...My World is always an adventure to see all the different places.

Guy D June 22, 2009 at 8:51 PM  

Beautiful place of worship.

Have a great week
Regina In Pictures

Arija June 23, 2009 at 1:54 AM  

A beautiful church and Hope for safe keeping.

Hazel June 23, 2009 at 1:58 AM  

Thanks for the historical info. I enjoyed reading it as well as viewing the pics. I love photos of churches. (I joined MWT today)

Lily Hydrangea June 23, 2009 at 8:31 PM  

it's nice that people go there to pray for safe travel. That is a very faithful, hopeful practice.

Janie June 23, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

Beautiful church and an interesting history of the Brown Virgin Mary.

chrome3d June 23, 2009 at 9:03 PM  

A lovely and quite simple church. In Scandinavia I´m used to simple white churches and this was almost like home to me.

Karen June 23, 2009 at 11:31 PM  

What a beautiful church and an interesting history lesson.

The alter and the artwork, etc, over it, are stunning !!

bettyl June 24, 2009 at 4:58 AM  

Beautiful photos. Thanks for the information, too.

Tranquility June 24, 2009 at 4:30 PM  

How interesting. I hadn't before heard of a brown Mary. Lovely church.

Rajesh June 24, 2009 at 8:02 PM  

The interiors of the church are beautiful

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