Baclaran Church

Architecture & Buildings

Asia, Philippines, ParaƱaque

The National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (also called the Redemptorist church; popularly known as the Baclaran church) is one of the largest churches in the Philippines. It houses one of the most venerated and celebrated Marian images in the country, called an icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, to which miraculous powers and events are ascribed. Religious devotees flock to this sanctuary every Wednesday in what has become popularly known as "Baclaran Day", and participate in a novena offered for the Virgin's aid and intercession. The shrine celebrates its annual feast day on June 27, the liturgical feast day of the Marian title. The current rector is Rev. Fr. Victorino "Ino" Cueto, CSSR.