Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The EDSA Shrine


The EDSA Shrine, located at the crossroads of Epifanio de los Santos (EDSA) Avenue and Ortigas Avenue in Quezon City, is formally known as the Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace (Our Lady of EDSA), It is dedicated to Our Lady who has miraculously interceded to oust the dictatorship in a peaceful and bloodless uprising that is now world renowned as the People Power Revolution of 1986. On December 15, 1989, the EDSA Shrine was established with then Rev. Fr. Socrates B. Villegas as Rector. Since then, the Church has grown with the help of volunteers who now have formally organized themselves into the EDSA Shrine Community. His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin described the EDSA Shrine as Holy Ground when another miracle, the second peaceful People Power took place in January 2001. With the help of the Blessed Mother and Santo NiƱo, the people’s prayer for a moral leadership was answered. A Holy Ground marker was inaugurated at the EDSA Shrine on February 25, 2001 during the 15th anniversary of the first EDSA People Power.


To build and strengthen a community of Christian servant-leaders who pray and work together as a family, ready to share the same communion of spirit of the EDSA Shrine Community

To evangelize individuals and communities, thus becoming witness of Christ

To foster love, peace, truth and unity to everyone with Mary as the model


To expand and increase membership and gain active involvement in the EDSA Shrine Community

To undertake activities to foster camaraderie and holistic development of each member

To network with other individuals and organized groups

To sponsor, conduct and/or participate in religious instructions, seminars, dialogues and fora

To provide social services to those in need


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