Monday, July 25, 2011

My World#123 Philippine Churches#9 Baclaran Church (National Shrine Of Our Mother of Perpetual Help)

Baclaran Church,Redemp,Redemptorist Church

Baclaran Church was a part of my childhood days when my mother devoted every Wednesday to visit it for years.

The Baclaran Church (also called Redemptorist Church) or the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is one of the most popular churches and also considered as one of the largest churches in the Philippines. It houses one of the most revered and celebrated Marian images in the country, called an icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. It has been known to be miraculous.

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Every Wednesday is popularly known as "Baclaran Day", and devotees flock to Baclaran Church to participate in a popular Marian novena offered for the Blessed Virgin Mary's reputed miraculous aid and intercession.

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Baclaran Church is located along Roxas Avenue, Paranaque City. Its modern-Romanesque styled building has a full-seating capacity of 2,000, but as many as 11,000 people including standing can be inside during Masses. (source: wikipedia)

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It is just a few minutes walk from the Baclaran station of Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT3).

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5 comments:

VioletSky July 25, 2011 at 6:54 PM  

Having grown up with a congregation of less than 100, a church that can fit in 11,000 people is beyond my imagination!

Photo Cache July 25, 2011 at 7:51 PM  

thanks for sharing this. i used to go there too when i was in college.

Sylvia K July 25, 2011 at 8:34 PM  

Beautiful church and marvelous captures, Marites! What a lovely look at your world for the day! And what lovely memories it must have for you! Hope you have a lovely week!

Sylvia

magiceye July 26, 2011 at 7:56 AM  

gorgeous images!!

Marlene July 28, 2011 at 3:35 AM  

I went to this church with my friend days before I left Philippines. It's majestic! Your photos reveal how big the church is.

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