Saturday, January 16, 2016

Our Lady of Manaoag Shrine, Pangasinan

After visiting the top tourist destination in Pangasinan (Hundred Islands), I was very glad that I also got a chance to see one of the major religious landmarks in the country, the Our Lady of Manaoag Shrine. Many Catholics in the country and from all over the world are full devotees of this church. People heard, believed, and experienced themselves the miracles it bring. That’s why people are continuously visiting the place to wish, pray, or plead for their different own reasons. And more and more are coming and now becoming followers of Our Lady of Manaoag.

Our Lady of Manaoag is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in Manaoag, Pangasinan from 16th Century. She is the patroness of the sick, the helpless, and the needy. Manaoag was derived from the word ‘taoag’ which means ‘to call’ or ‘She calls’, and thus used to name the town. 

How to get there?

From Metro Manila, ride a bus bound to Manaoag at Dagupan Bus Terminal in Cubao and just tell the driver to drop you off at the church. It will take you 4-5 hours ride. And the fare would be around Php314.

If you’re coming from Hundred Islands or at Lucap Wharf, you can ride a tricycle and let the driver drop you off at Alaminos City Hall. From there, you can ride a van going to Dagupan. The terminal is just at the back of Jollibee. And it will take you a 1 hour ride. The fare is around Php65. Then in Dagupan, ride another van going to Manaoag. And travel time is just around 30 minutes.

The church looks just the same from other typical churches in the Philippines. But you would really feel the serenity of the place, and I myself experienced that feeling. I also witnessed how devoted the people who visits there, with their families, friends, or loved ones. So if ever you have the time, or you’re just around the corner of Pangasinan, why don’t you come or spend time even just a while. It’s such a great place!

Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag
Milo St, Manaoag, Pangasinan
(075) 529 0132


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