As Catholics celebrate the Holy Rosary Month of October, Green Faith Travels brings Marian devotees to Pangasinan for its second “Pilgrimage of Faith and Heritage” to three major churches on Saturday, October 19.
Pilgrims will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Manaoag and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Dagupan City, where they may obtain papal blessings and plenary indulgence.
The Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag and the Cathedral Parish of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist were granted the “Special Bond of Spiritual Affinity” in April 2011 and February 2012, respectively, by two of only four papal basilicas in the world: Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major and Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls.
The Catholic faithful who visit and pray in these churches gain the spiritual benefits of the Church as if they actually visited these papal basilicas located in Rome.
Pilgrims will also visit the Parish of Saints Peter and Paul. Popularly known as Calasiao Church, the parish is one of only 33 colonial churches in the country declared a “National Cultural Treasure” by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
Calasiao Church, one of the largest in the province, is the second oldest yet well-preserved Baroque-style church in Pangasinan with its centuries-old artifacts, painted ceilings, a prized retablo behind the altar, bell tower, bricked front wall, and a convent.
Pilgrims will also visit the Shrine of Señor Divino Tesoro (Divine Treasure) across the church of Calasiao. The “most divine image of our Lord Jesus Crucified” is venerated by the faithful who have received or are seeking His divine help and blessings.
Pilgrimage tour cost of P2,500 per person includes round-trip transport via air-conditioned tourist bus, breakfast, lunch, snacks, water, juice packs and a pilgrim’s kit.
For schedules and details, inquire with Judit Mangahis and Edwin Galvez at 0917-667-2942 or 0928-431-2087, email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/greenfaithtravels.