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A Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Manaoag

To many devotees, the travel to the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag is a pilgrimage that is heart-warming to the soul.  The 17th century ivory statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding The Child Jesus has been the patroness of the sick and the needy for countless generations.

The grandeur and historical beauty of both the image and the church is a sight to behold even to the skeptic and avid traveller. It was formally in the care of the Dominican Order of Preachers as early as 1925, under the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan.

The church housing the image is about 5 to 6 hour drive North of Manila; located in the province of Manaoag, Pangasinan. Due to the hot and humid weather, everyone travelling to Manaoag is advised to bring ample amounts of water and food for the long drive. Most would prefer travelling at night when driving such long distances (approximately 200 kilometers).

If you prefer commuting to Manaoag, Pangasinan, the usual bus routes are Cubao-Dagupan/Manaoag and Urdaneta-Manaoag. You may choose among the Dagupan Bus, Victory Liner or Dominion/Partas Bus terminals along Cubao-EDSA; or for your convenience, there are vans who usually travel to and from Manila-Manaoag-Manila.

Aside from the Our Lady of Manaoag and Basilica, there are also the Candle Gallery, Rosary Garden, Museum, Pilgrims Center, the Veneration Room, Information Center and Parish Office, and the myriads of souvenir shops.

Experience one of the best pilgrimage sites at the heart of Luzon! The different church services like Mass Schedules, The Rosary, Confessions, and the like are published below as your guide to Manaoag. You may also visit their site at www.manaoagshrine.org for more information.

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