Regina Caeli: Pontifically Crowned Marian Statues in the Philippines at San Agustin Convent

San Agustin museum and convent became the site of the Marian exhibit entitled “Regina Caeli”.


part of the exhibit also included some Santo Niño de Cebú

The marian exhibit aims to show that the Philippines is “Pueblo Amante de Maria” or a people in love with Mary.


San Agustin church museum and convent

There were 35 pontifically crowned Marian images are on display at the San Agustin Museum in Intramuros, Manila.


Nuestra Señora del Santísimo Rosario- La Naval de Manila- the first canonically crown marian statue in the country in 1907.


list of exhibitors and santo devotees

The exhibit opened last October 10. It is a joint undertaking of the museum and the different Marian shrines, parishes and santo devotees in the country with special partnership with Intramuros administration.


Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia


Nuestra Señora del Rosario


Nuestra Señora de la Vicitacion de Piat

Camarero : Mr. Jeorge Allan R. Tengco

We visited the shrine of Nuestra Señora de la Vicitacion de Piat few months ago in Cagayan province.


Nuestra Señora de la Regla de Opon

Camarero: Mr. Noel B. Abquilan

We were fortunate to visit the exhibit and met some of the Marian devotees and camarero who gave us some devotional pamphlets and leaflets. Saw some familar faces at the site.


Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculata Concepcion de Caysasay

Camarero: Mr. Jake Sylvestre

Regina Caeli Exhibition


Nuestra Señora de la Caridad


Virgen de los Remedios de Pampanga

Exhibitor: Cofradia ning Indung Virgen delos Remedios

Camarero: Mr. Jeffrey Popatco


Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Santa Cruz de Manila

Camarero: John Felix Santos


La Virgen Divina Pastora de Gapan

Monsignor Gabriele Viola, secretary of papal nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, led the opening and blessing of the exhibit with several dignitaries, Marian devotees, and art enthusiasts.


Government officials from the country’s cultural agencies were also present, including Intramuros Administration Director Atty. Guiller Asido.


Nuestra Señora del Santissimo Rosario de Orani 

Camarero: Mr. Roland De Guzman


Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Origin : Spain made of silver 1870

from San Agustin Museum collection

This statue was given by the 87th Spanish Governor General Domingo Moriones y Murillo ( February 1877 – March 1880) to the Augustinian friars of Convento de San Pablo in Intramuros, Manila


Our Lady of Lourdes

Camarero: Mr. Roger Lou Salva

Canonically Crown Marian Images and Statues


Nuestra Señora de la Caridad de Agoo

Camarero: Mr. Carlo Verdadero

There are at least 42 Marian images that have been granted a pontifical coronation and enshrined in shrines and churches across the country: 37 in Luzon, four in the Visayas and one in Mindanao.


La Inmaculada Concepcion de Malabon

Camarero: Mr. Jun Ortega

Three more will be crowned in 2020: La Purisima Concepcion de Santa Maria in Bulacan on Feb. 1, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores in Quezon on March 25 and Nuestra Señora de Lourdes of Quezon City whose date has yet to be announced.

The ongoing exhibit runs until October 31, 2019.

Veritas 17th Marian Healing Exhibit at Shangri-La Plaza

70 Marian images, statues, photos, writings of healing from Saint Padre Pio and about half a dozen relics from different saints were on display at the Radyo Veritas Marian healing exhibition dubbed ” Mary and Saints in the Year of the Youth” 2019.


17th Veritas Marian Healing Exhibit


Saint Padre Pio Pietrelcina

17th Marian Healing Exhibit with Saints features canonically crowned, popular venerated images of Mary from various parts of the country.


La Divina Pastora of Gapan, Nueva Ecija


Radyo Veritas community booth


Nuestra Señora del Pilar/ Our Lady of the Pillar de Zaragoza

camarera: Nolan Angeles

This includes Our Lady of Antipolo, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Manaoag, Our Lady of Fatima, La Divina Pastora, Nuestra Señora de Guia and Birhen Sang Barangay/ Our Lady of the Barangay. 


Bambina Maria

camarera  :  Benjie Antonio


Birhen Sang Barangay or Our Lady of the Barangay

camaera: Chester Remot


La Pieta

camarera: Pencil Diestra


Our Lady of La Sallete

camarera: Armand de Jesus


Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

camarera: Mark Davesaan


Our Lady of Turumba

camarera: Edwin Lopez


Nuestra Señora Paz y Buenviaje

camarera : Mr. Jeff Fernando


Our Lady of Lourdes

camarera: Father Jojo Zerrudo


Immaculada de Marikina

camarera: Jomai Josef


Impung Maria

camaera: Marlon Dionisio


Our Lady of Deliverance Empress of China

camarera: Jhaybee Marcelino

The Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines has set 2019 as the Year of the Youth as part of the nine-year preparation period for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines in 2021.




The exhibit is free and open to public during mall hours Monday -Thursday 11:00 am to 9:00pm, Friday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm For inquiries, call Ms. Renee Jose at (02) 925-7932 to 39 local 129.

17th Marian exhibition opened last August 15 and will run until September 13 at 3rd floor Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City.

Different Marian statues at the 7th Marian Exhibit within Santuario de San Pedro Bautista

More than 90 Marian images, portraits and life size statues of Blessed Virgin Mary were on exhibit at the 7th Marian Exhibition within the Santuario de San Pedro Bautista church in San Francisco del Monte district within Quezon City.

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The church is also known as San Francisco del Monte Church which was established in 1590.

historical marker

historical marker

This is the oldest part and most historic part of the city and there are still some old ancestral houses, mid-modern turn of the century houses and buildings which dotted the district.

church facade

present day church main facade


old facade and entrance to the church – This was before the church was enlarged in the early 1990’s


The area once covered an area of about 250 hectares which is thickly wooded, eight water springs, creeks are located. According to old time residents of San Francisco del Monte, they used to get their potable drinking water from the deep wells within the church. Jeepney and residents of the place would also refer this area as Frisco.

7th Marian Exhibit

7th Marian exhibit is within the parish church. There were friendly parishioners, staff and guardians of the sacred Marian images who would guide those visiting the exhibit. Some would also tell the stories of their venerated statues.

Our Lady of the Barangay

Our Lady of the Barangay ,Nuestra Señora de Barangay, Bihen Sang Barangay or Birhen sa Barangay is a title given to virgin mary which wears a native balintawak dress holding a baby jesus with rosary.

Some Catholics thought that this was a representation of the Virgin Mary from the Aglipayan church.

Santa Maria Siempre Virgen statue

Regina Virginum

Regina Virginum

Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Nuestra Señora del Calvario

Santa Maria Madre de Dios

Santa Maria Madre de Dios – owned by the family of Mr. Robby Villano dela Vega.

The statue is a late 19th century vintage from the Visayas. It was formerly from the collection of Mr. Alex M. Castro of Mabalacat, Pampanga before the statue was given to him as a gift by Mr. Castro in 2006. The statue’s face was restored sometime in 2006.
She serves as the Virgen delas Flores during the Mayflower festivities in the Parish of St. Francis of Assisi in Meycauayan City, Bulacan province.

This statue of the blessed virgin mary caught everyone’s attention because of the her beautiful face and hands  ( presumably made from ivory) with necklaces made from ivory too.

This vigin mary inside a wooden urna with carabao bone inlay is also presumed to be made from ivory too.

Marian images

Exhibit hours will be from 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN and 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The 7th Marian Exhibit will be until August 4, 2019.

Notes: Any donations for the various projects of the parish is accepted at the parish office or donation boxes at the exhibit area.

How to Commute: Taking a jeepney ride is the most reasonable. there are many routes which ply near San Pedro de Bautista street or near Del Monte Avenue in Quezon City.

1.) Project 8 via Roosevelt Avenue to Quiapo ( take off at Del Monte Avenue and short walk towards the San Pedro de Bautista street. ) Mc Donalds -stoplight

2.) Via Muñoz Market to Quiapo  ( take off at Del Monte Avenue and short walk walk towards the San Pedro de Bautista street. ) Mc Donalds- stoplight

3.) Balintawak to Frisco ( take off at San Pedro Pedro de Bautista street-arko )

4.) Blumentritt to Muñoz market ( take off at San Pedro de Bautista street -arko)

35th Grand Marian Procession in Intramuros

Intramuros , Manila-Philippines

beautiful ladies greeted tourists and devotees

Intramuros Administration together with Cofradia de la Inmaculada Concepción,  feature some of the best-loved images of the Blessed Virgin under various titles, both local and international.

Fort Santiago

At past 2:00pm, People started trooping inside Fort Santiago , Plaza de Armas area was opened to the public and devotees started lining the main entrance. It was a bit overcast sky and there is a big chance of rains. However , it did not stop people in coming .

Nuestra Señora dela Esperanza Macarena

La Macarena is the traditional and historical name of the area of Seville (Spain). The devotion started in Seville and gradually spread in Latin America and found its way to the Philippines.

a young lady all dress-up for the grand parade

2014 also marked the 35th anniversary of the revival of the annual procession ,which ceases after the second world war. The annual exhibition and procession is very grand and serves as a reminder how deeply religious and faithful .

devotees and friends pose for a souvenir shot

There are some 100 Marian images from different parts of the country and several thousands of people from all walks of life attending the parade.

group photo at the national press club

We organized  the usual postal heritage tour with a side trip to the Marian exhibits and procession route within Manila Cathedral . There were a lot of foreigners and balikbayans .

 Nuestra Señora de Salambao of Bulacan

There are new entries which includes  Virgen de Salambao of Obando, Bulacan  and Cavite’s Rosario de Caracol.

Our Lady of Hope

Our Lady of Hope is the title given to the Virgin Mary on her apparition at Pontmain, France  on January 17, 1871.

A place of pilgrimage, it attracts annually around 200,000 drawn from among the people of the region, with some international pilgrimages, especially from Germany. In the Philippines , there are several parishes like in Pag-Asa and Diliman in Quezon City which bears the titular name.

contingents from Catanduanes province, Bicol region

The Lady of All Nations

beautiful arrangement of flowers

Our Lady of La Salette

(French :Notre-Dame de La Salette) It is an important Marian apparition reported by two children named Maxim Giraud and Melanie Calvat which occurred at La Salette – Fallavaux , France in 1846.

 Pope Pius IX on September 19, 1851 approved the public devotion and prayers to Our Lady of La Salette, referring to its messages of apparition as “secrets”. On 24 August 1852, Pope Pius IX once again mentioned the construction of the altar to La Salette. The same papal bull granted the foundation of the Association of Our Lady of La Salette, formalized on 7 September.

religious and sacristans


While IGMP participants are mainly replicas, There are  some original images of Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Imus, Aranzazu de San Mateo, Fátima de Valenzuela, Ina Poon Bato de Zambales, Consolación y Correa de Intramuros, Divina Pastora de Nueva Ecija, and the Soledad de San Isidro, also of Nueva Ecija.

a senior citizen dress in a fine Filipiniana outfit

Malabanan said that in 2013 almost the whole population of Pakil, including its local officials, came in droves to Intramuros to show their support for their patroness, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de Turumba.

Our Lady of Montserrat

Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces

On August 18, 1948, Teresita noticed a very heavenly fragrance, and upon entering her room she saw a beautiful Lady in white who spoke to her: “Do not fear my daughter, He who loves above all things has sent me. I come with a message…” The Lady asked Sister Teresita to wash the feet of the Mother Prioress, to kiss it and drink the water afterwards.  Hence , local devotion was initiated in 1991 after several controversies when local bishop  Initially declared  as non-supernatural in 1951.

Virgen  Milagrosa  del Rosario del Pueblo de Orani

According to oral accounts, it was very much accepted that the Spanish Dominicans brought “a mother” to the people of this place. And this “mother” performed continuous and constant miracles for them. As the years passed by, this “mother” became known as Virgen Milagrosa del Rosario del Pueblo de Orani.


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Since its launch in in 1980, IGMP has attracted devotees from within the Philippines as well as abroad, some of them tourists and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who make it a point to flock to the Walled City every first Sunday of December in honor of the Immaculate Conception.

Organizers are expecting a bigger and grander festival for 2015 !

Big Celebrations at Quezon City’s 80th anniversary

Big celebration, citywide contest, street bazaars, medical outreach project, lot of activities are geared up for the upcoming 80th anniversary of the founding anniversary month of Quezon City.

According to Mayor Joy Belmonte -Alimurong, 16 outstanding individuals and five institutions will receive the Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal awards 2019 in honor of their valuable contributions to the development of the nation on October 19 at Areté, Ateneo de Manila University.


Schedule of Activities for Pista sa Kyusi


The festivities began with the enthronement of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary-La Naval, the city’s patron saint, on October 2 at the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC).

This was followed by the arrival of the Marian icon at the Quezon City Hall lobby on October 3.

On Philippine Councilors League Week starting October 8, health services will be offered free and on wheels with Health Caravan.

On October 9, the city will host the Talent Night of Miss Earth International at the Quezon City Experience (QCX). An annual international environmental-themed beauty pageant, Miss Earth is a pageant franchise that started in Quezon City in 2001.

Free medical consultation and health talks will be available especially for poor communities as the caravan tour two districts in a day until October 10.

Pista sa Kyusi (#Kyusi@80) will be held from October 12 until October 13 at the Quezon Memorial Circle will be free concert, bazaars, art competition,  sport activities,barangay cook off challenge among others.

The QC Public Employment Service Office meanwhile announced that more than 6,400 job vacancies will be up for grab at the Mega Job Fair on October 8 and 25 at the QC Hall Grounds.

Agencies and companies from different industries such as fast food, manpower, overseas, and call centers will participate in the job fair.

It will be highlighted by the 2.5km and 5km Fun Run that will be led by the QC Hall Employees Athletic Association (QCHEAA) with well-known fitness coach and 2018 Gawad Parangal awardee, Mr. Jim Saret.

Other activities during this weekend include free rappelling and wall climbing, art competition for High School Students, exhibition of best QC barangay bands, Mocktail Mixed Drink with Flairtending Competition, Cocktail Mixed Drink with Flairtending Competition, QC Symphonic Band concert, and an outdoor film showing.

In partnership with St. Lukes Medical Hospital, a free medical and dental mission will be available to the public on October 13 at the lobby of the QC Hall.

Celebrating the artistic brilliance of the city, QCinema International Film Festival will run from October 13 to 22.

With the theme “A Rising Wave,” this year’s festival focuses on the strides of Asian filmmakers around the world and recognizes the growing number of women filmmakers joining competitions for documentaries and short films.

Moviegoers can catch must-see cinematic treasures that will be showcased at the festival at partner movie theaters UP Town Center, Robinson’s Magnolia, Trinoma, and SM City North Edsa.

On the third week, two book launchings will take us to the past and back to the contemporary time.

“The City with a Soul” book will be launched first on October 15 at the Quezon City Experience (QCX).

Written by Dr. Luisa T. Camagay of the University of the Philippines, the book tells the history and documents the journey of the city envisioned by the late President Manuel L. Quezon as “a city with a soul.”

It was an offshoot of data-gathering originally done to provide materials for the establishment of the city’s museum now known as QCX.

This will be followed by the launching of “Quezon City Food Journal” on October 19 at Eastwood Mall Atrium.

It is a compilation of stories of successes as well as the humble beginnings of 40 proudly QC restaurants and food purveyors that originated from the city.

October 30-31 at the Smart Araneta Center – there will be a hackathon with the Philippines is set to break a Guinness World Record as we solve world problems through an ethical hackathon led by Impact Hub Manila and all its partners.