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A People in Love with Mary

The wonderful phenomenon in Baclaran could not have happened without the warm affection of Filipino devotees to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Baclaran is the quintessential expression of pueblo amante de Maria, “bayang sumisinta kay Maria,” a people in love with Mary.

 

In the National shrine in Baclaran one can see the outpouring of popular devotion by the common people on any given day. Baclaran shrine is a symbol of the genuine and powerful expression of popular religiosity. Devotees express their warm devotion in various ways:

 

Redemptorist

Baclaran, Philippines

Novena

Eucharist

Reconciliation

Lighting Candles

Venerating the Saints

Jesus Nazarene

Icons

Blessings

Offering Flowers

Procession

Celebration

Contemplation

National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Shrine of Devotion, Shrine of Mission

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National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Redemptorist Baclaran, 2017