Our Lady of La Naval de Manila in Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City is one of the most historically significant objects in the Philippines. It was commissioned in 1593 by Governor-General Don Luis Perez Dasmariñas who wanted to acquire a statue of Our Lady of the Rosary to which the public could pray.
Many miracles are attributed to the Our Lady of La Naval de Manila, the most famous of which is dated 60 years after its creation, when the Dutch Republic attempted to conquer the Philippines. According to reports, the Spanish and Filipino forces were up against the more superior Dutch forces. After five battles, they succeeded in repelling the foreign invaders and attributed the victory to the intervention of the Virgin Mary. (Read: Five Miracles Attributed to Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of La Naval de Manila)
Since then, a procession to honor the statue is being held on the second Sunday of October each year.
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For this year, however, the traditional traslacion for the Our Lady, as well as other activities, have been moved online to ensure everyone’s safety amid the pandemic. (Read: ‘Religious festivals can resume but strict guidelines should be followed’ – CBCP) So, to guide you on these changes, My Pope lists a quick rundown of the activities leading to the feast day of Our Lady of La Naval on October 11.
The La Naval de Manila Motorcade will be held at 8 AM at Barangay Santo Domingo, Barangay Lourdes, and Barangay Tatalon.
The Grand Enthronement of Our Lady will be held at 5 PM.
October 2 to 10
Novena Masses will be held 6 AM, 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 NN, 4 PM (every Sunday only), and 5:30 AM. Rosary and Novena is at 7:45 AM, 11:45 AM, and 5:30 pm
Feast Day celebrations will be held along with Masses at 6 AM, 7 AM, 9 AM (Conventional Fiesta Mass), 10:30 AM, 12 NN, and 3 PM (Bishop’s Fiesta Mass).
The Santo Domingo Church is advising those who will attend the Masses to avoid crowding. Led walls will be provided outside the compound for those who will not be able to enter the Church due to the 10% limit capacity. Face masks, face shields, and social distancing are required for those who will be staying inside the church, church grounds, and parking area.
All events will be livestreamed at the La Naval de Manila Facebook page.