Tawag ng Manaoag (Call of Manaoag)

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.


An old man with cane walks the Basilica’s interior while a man photographs the altar.  Tamron SP35 lens



Woman prays the Station of the Cross. Fuji X10


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.





The Faithful raises their hands during the prayer of “Our Father”.  Tamron SP35mm


An elderly woman in wheel chair receives the Holy Communion thru the hands of a Nun. Tamron SP35mm.




A man lights a candle. Last picture taken as we were about to leave Manaoag.
Tamron SP35mm


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