A good news to all Quezonians!
Mater Dolorosa del Quezon or the Our Lady of Sorrows National Shrine in Dolores is one of the major pilgrimage sites in the Quezon Province. The church is part of the Diocese of Lucena. The image of our sorrowful mother is being venerated for decades by both the local faithful and the pilgrims from neighboring places.
In 2017, the church was elevated as a national shrine. This year, 2021, the canonical coronation of the image has been approved by Pope Francis and the actual coronation ceremony has been pushed through on March 25, 2021 despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Coronation of the images expect to draw more pilgrims to strengthen the faith of the faithful through devoting themselves to the intercession of the Virgin Mary whom, as per the the Sacred Scriptures, will be called blessed by all generations. (Luke 1:48) Another image of Our Lady of Sorrows has been scheduled for canonical coronation in Capas, Tarlac by May 2021.
I personally recommend visiting this shrine whenever you can. It’s a good place to pray, reflect, and take photos. Also, this church is one of the 500 Jubilee churches with the inherent plenary indulgence for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.
Here are some photos I took during my last visit to the shrine in October 2019.
Do you or your friends have some testimonies or spiritual experiences about this place that you want to share? The world would love to hear them. Please send me a message.
Let us serve Christ and the Church in all circumstances!