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  • Manaoag Galicayo Festival

    In the Pangasinan dialect, galicayo means "come here" while manaoag means "to call." Both words were derived from stories on the Virgin Mary's apparition in Manaoag where she called on the people to come and build a church.

    The apparitions and subsequent miraculous events, which occurred in the late 1500s, inspired the Dominicans to build the church of Our Lady of Manaoag in 1913.

    Since then, the town was named "Manaoag" as pilgrims from all over the country and even abroad visit the place for prayer and thanksgiving.

    Thus, the weeklong Galicayo Festival, which began last Sunday, is a ...

  • Galicayo Festival Of Manaoag

    In the Pangasinan dialect, galicayo means "come here" while manaoag means "to call." Both words were derived from stories on the Virgin Mary's apparition in Manaoag where she called on the people to come and build a church.

    The apparitions and subsequent miraculous events, which occurred in the late 1500s, inspired the Dominicans to build the church of Our Lady of Manaoag in 1913.

    Since then, the town was named "Manaoag" as pilgrims from all over the country and even abroad visit the place for prayer and thanksgiving.

    Thus, the week long Galicayo Festival, which began last Sunday, is ...

  • Galicayo Festival Up In Manaoag Town

    The 'Galicayo Festival' was held here on December 8, starting with a procession of the image of 'Our Lady of Manaoag' and lighting of the town's giant Christmas tree.

    Hundreds of Catholic faithfuls joined the sunset rosary and procession along the main street of barangay Poblacion to reminisce the sacrifices of Mama Mary for her son Jesus.

    Christine Pacania, one of the organizers, said the procession heeds the call of the Blessed Virgin Mary for people to pray the rosary.

    For Catholics, the rosary is the summary of the life of Jesus and Mary thus, praying the rosary is synonymous to m ...

  • 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 ...

  • Visita Iglesia In Pangasinan

    Visita Iglesia In Pangasinan

    August of year 2009 was the first time I visited the shrine in Manaoag, to seek guidance for my upcoming board exam. I promised that I'll go back when I passed it. Now that I had chance, I went on a solo trip to Manaoag at dawn then visited also the historic churches of central Pangasinan.

    First stop is the home of the famous and most visited Marian Image in the province, Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag. Pilgrims going mostly to Baguio pass here first to pay respects, give thanks, and pour wishes to her as she was believed to be miraculous. Long queues can be seen just t ...

  • Pope Grants Manaoag Shrine The Title Of Minor Basilica

    Pope Grants Manaoag Shrine The Title Of Minor Basilica

    A few months before his visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis has given the title "minor basilica" to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag in Pangasinan province.

    "Pope Francis has granted the title Minor Basilica to the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag. The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan is immensely blessed," Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said in his Twitter account.

    Pope Francis will visit the Philippines from Jan. 15 to 19.

    The Manaoag shrine houses the image of Our Lady of t ...