Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag



Religious denomination/affiliation:

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan

Interesting facts:

The statue of Our Lady of Manaoag is a 17th-century ivory and silver image of the Virgin Mary with The Child Jesus enshrined at the high altar of the Basilica. It was brought to the Philippines from Spain via the Manila galleon from Acapulco, Viceroyalty of New Mexico, in the early 17th century by the priest Juan de San Jacinto.

Our Lady of Manaoag miracles:

  • “The Blessed Virgin seems to have protected this region ever since then from numerous threats. There was a time in which mountain tribes were accustomed to burning Christian villages. One day, when Manaoag was destined to be torched, flaming arrows were shot into the little church. Not a single flame set it on fire.”

  • “…World War II, four bombs were dropped. Three landed on the patio and only damaged the facade of the church. One bomb crashed through the roof of the church, but it failed to explode inside.”



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Manaoagbasilica.org. (2016). Basilica – Manaoag. [online] Available at: http://manaoagbasilica.org/basilica/ [Accessed 31 May 2019].

En.wikipedia.org. (n.d.). Manaoag Church. [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manaoag_Church [Accessed 31 May 2019].