EDSA Shrine to mark 30th anniversary » Manila Bulletin News

Manila Bulletin Philippines

Breaking News from the Nation's leading newspaper


Online Newspaper

Showbiz and Celebrity News

Sports News

World News
News Asia

EDSA Shrine to mark 30th anniversary


By Christina Hermoso

The Shrine of Mary Queen of Peace, more popularly known as the EDSA Shrine, is set to mark its 30th anniversary this year.

(Wikimedia Commons/ Manila Bulletin)

(Wikimedia Commons/ Manila Bulletin)

Built on December 15, 1989, or three years after the peaceful People Power Revolution that toppled the administration of then President Ferdinand E. Marcos, Rev. Fr. Arnel Calata, Jr., vice rector of the shrine said, preparations are underway for the celebration of the establishment of the church which is now three decades old.

“It is part of our culture as Filipinos to be prayerful and peace loving. We always pray for peace in our country to our Blessed Mother, the Queen of Peace,” Calata said over Church-run Radio Veritas.

“It is inherent in us to seek the Holy Mother’s intercession for peace to reign such as what happened during the so-called bloodless revolution,” the priest added.

In the country, there are more than ten national shrines dedicated to the Virgin Mary from the 17 Ecclesiastical Provinces or 86 archdioceses and dioceses.

Related Posts