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Baclaran Church (Parañaque)

Posted by admin on July 29, 2006

Baclaran Church

Considered to be the “most attended church in Asia,” Baclaran Church contains the Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. The icon of the Virgin Mary enshrined in this church is the object of profound devotion every Wednesday, drawing thousands of supplicants from all walks of life.

The first novena in Baclaran was celebrated on June 23, 1948. It was officially declared as the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help on January 1958.

On December of the same year, the completed church was solemnly consecrated, and since the day it was opened, it has never been closed. The church has a capacity of 2,000 persons [seated] and another 9,000 standing.



One Response to “Baclaran Church (Parañaque)”

  1. The Baclaran Phenomenon is, first and foremost, the incredible number of people who come to the Redemptorist Church in Baclaran every Wednesday to make the Perpetual Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. It is estimated that at least 100,000 devotees come on regular Wednesdays, reaching about 120,000 on the First Wednesday of each month. The biggest turnout of the year is on Ash Wednesday. The crowd for that day simply defies estimate.

    Baclaran Church Official Website

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