THE shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag in the province of Pangasinan will offer pilgrims added improvements that enhance its prayerful ambiance.
The novena to Our Lady of Manaoag started on Sept. 24 and will culminate with a procession on her feast day on October 3.
The Our Lady of Manaoag Museum, which houses the historic and religious articles related to the miraculous image, offers to the pilgrims an extended area for reflection.
Items, accompanied by historical notes, are arranged to tell the story of Manaoag – from the early missions of the Dominican Order in Pangasinan, to the apparition, to the construction of the “Church on a hill.”
Displayed at the 14×10-meter hall are a vintage carroza, used to transport the image during processions; a collection of Pre-Vatican II garments, which some may date back to the 17th century; a variety of sacred vessels; and valuable accessories, vestments, and perfumes of the image.
The museum is open to pilgrims for the whole week, except on Tuesdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A more spacious new candle gallery can now accommodate the large number of devotees who light candles for their prayers and petitions. The candle gallery has been designed by Architect Armando “Don” de Guzman.
Report from CBCP News