Journey to the Basilica of our Lady of Manaoag is not just about going to that popular place of miracles, it is not just about a place to pass by when going to Baguio, it is about responding to a call. And often times, it is personal and whispered directly to your heart. The Call is a spirit of detachment from the attraction of sin subject to three conditions for each occasion: going to confession immediately before or after the pilgrimage; attending a Mass and receiving the Eucharist during the pilgrimage; and praying for the intentions of the Pope at the Shrine.
My photography group was there and these are the images I made.
A Young Woman places the hand of an elder to her forehead during the “Peace be with You”part of the Mass. Tamron SP35mm lens.
A man lights a candle. Last picture taken as we were about to leave Manaoag.