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INA NI KRISTO, INA NG BUHAY.

LA NAVAL DE MANILA 2011.

Katolikong Katesismo para sa pagdiriwang ng Dakilang Kapistahan ng ating Mahal na Ina ng Santo Rosaryo ng La Naval de Manila, Patrona ng Dominican Province of the Philippines sa Santo Domingo Church sa Quezon City. Sunday, October 9, 2011.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL DE MANILA.

Dominican Province of the Philippines

Among the Dominican Shrines

in the Philippines that of the image of  OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY OF LA NAVAL

in Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City rightly deserves first place both for its antiquity and importance. It dates from the 16th century and is located in the National Capital Region. In 1954, a Marian year, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Shrine

in Santo Domingo Church was declared by the Philippine Hierarchy as the

NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL.

The image of Our Lady

venerated at Santo Domingo Church

was sculptured at the request of then the Acting Governor General of the Philippines Don Luis Perez Dasmarinas. Under the direction of Captain Hernando delos Rios Coronel, a chinese artisan sculptured it. It is 56 inches tall. Its head

and hands are of ivory. The Holy Child

is entirely of ivory. It was carved with such skill that after 400 years, it still retains its

MAJESTIC AND IMPOSING BEAUTY which commands reverence and devotion before its presence.

For more than a century, the image was enthroned in one of the side altars of Santo Domingo Church in Intramuros, Manila in a niche protected with iron grills. In 1712, Fr Pedro de Mejorada OP built in her honora stately chapel which was an extension of the transept on the right side. It was from this chapel that the image of Our Lady of the Rosary

presided over the fortunes of the Philippines for centuries. From this throne, she

witnessed the growth and the maintenance of the Catholic Faith in the archipelago.

In 1646, 15 well armed Dutch ships attacked the Philippines. To challenge them, 2 old galleonswhich had served as merchant ships along the Pacific routes in the Acapulco trade were speedily armed. They easily won over them in 5 resounding victories with the miraculous help of the Lady of the Rosary

to whom the Filipino fighters prayed for help. This has come down in history as the famous victories of

LA NAVAL DE MANILA.

In 1907, the venerable image

was canonically crowned in the most solemn rites

on the 5th day of October. In the Second World War, the Church of Santo Domingo in Intramuros was bombed and was completelydestroyed. The image of the Lady of the Rosary

spared from that catastrophe, was housed at the University of Santo Tomas

Our Lady of La Naval de Manila in UST Chapel by<br />
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