The National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help also known as Redemptorist Church and Fr. Leo J. English, R. conducted the first Baclaran Novena with 70 participants on Wednesday, June 23, , giving rise to Wednesday’s. Posts about history of Baclaran novena written by Baclaran Phenomenon. Novena in Baclaran @ USTREAM. Catholic. Novena in Baclaran. , total views. Share. Facebook · Twitter · LinkedIn. Audio only. Novena in Baclaran.

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The Redemptorist priests replaced the Mother of Perpetual Help icon with a larger version to accommodate the growing number of devotees. It would be a great means, therefore, that in praying the novena for nine days, we contemplate on the meaning of the whole Icon and its parts.

Thus, communal devotion bcalaran than individual devotion catapulted the devotion to OMPH to national prominence. The goal of life in this world is personal sanctification so as to be ready to enter into eternal life after death. It took sixteen years before anyone in the Redemptorist community thought of having a Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran.

One of the reasons for the explosion of the novena in was the fact that it was public and communal. Liturgy is a constitutive element of the holy and living Tradition.

Novena is the traditional and popular prayer that the thousands of devotees recite and sing together every Wednesday. The novena contained several interesting features. The Redemptorist community of Baclaran saw the th Jubilee of the icon in as an opportune time to implement the revision.


The novena experience has tapped into this primordial worldview of the Filipinos and devotees appropriated it into their warm devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

The Redemptorist built a small convent and church in the middle of grassland. In the spirit of the th Jubilee of the Icon, a new version of the novena was published.

The Filipino people fell in love with Our Mother of Perpetual Help or shall we say Our Mother of Perpetual Help fell in love with the Filipino people even before the explosion of the novena in The choice of Wednesday seemed to be a practical choice. This remarkable part disappeared in theand versions of the novena.

One of the primary reasons for the explosion of the novena in was the fact that it was written for public hovena communal prayer. When one series is finished, it begins again. The following week the number doubled. Then, it dawned upon the Redemptorists that this chapel is not just meant to be a mission station.

Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help – Prayers – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Society

That is why Mary is not only the mother of our Lord, but our mother too. These texts, however, most certainly have spread throughout the country. Skip to content Lex orandi, lex credendi The law of praying is the law of believing. This shows the rapid adoption of the novena by the different parishes in Manila and nearby provinces. This challenges the personalist and individualistic attitude to novena and devotion. Indeed, concrete needs in concrete situations spur the faithful to their devotions, particularly to the Blessed Virgin.

By this time, the crowd was estimated between 50, and 70, people. This is etched in the foundation stone of the Monastery, which was blessed and laid on Sept 13, The rest is history.

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The novena seemed to romanticize sickness by projecting an image of the sick who have nothing else they can do about their sickness except to embrace it.

history of Baclaran novena – National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

The Redemptorists settled at Baclaran primarily to give mission. Other points suggested to include into the revision of the novena were:.

Is there something good that can come out of Baclaran? Novenw chapel is meant for something extraordinary which the past writings on the wall have foreshadowed.

The collective consciousness of the novena evokes the Filipino values of bayanihan and damayan.

Novena in Baclaran

Redemptorists chose this arrangement in order to concentrate on fostering devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, the administering of sacrament of reconciliation and the giving of missions particularly to the poor in Manila and Tagalog region. Canon Law explains the implications of being a shrine: To answer this question, let us take a trip down memory lane. The Imprimatur was by Francis I. Although in most of these missions, they were introducing the icon and propagating the devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, no one thought, however, of introducing the novena at the small chapel of Baclaran.

The present Modern Romanesque church is the third to be built on the same site.