Starting Friday, February 21st, 2020, the estandarte or banner of Our Lady of Lourdes stands inside the Grotto above the altar of the Shrine while the Venerated Image is being prepared for the Canonical Coronation on Saturday, May 2, 2020.
The next time we shall see the Venerated Image will be on April 29, Wednesday, during the first of the Triduum Masses to be held at the San Agustin Church, also known as the Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Consolacion y Correa. It was in this church that the Capuchin Fathers stored the beautiful, much-beloved image for safekeeping when Lourdes Church and other structures in the walled city of Intramuros were decimated during World War II.
Let us accompany the Venerated Image as we retrace her journey to NSOLL from San Agustin Church in Intramuros on April 29, to University of Santo Tomas on April 30 and to Santa Teresita Chapel on May 1 before she finally arrives at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. Let us celebrate all the activities leading to this most historic event in our parish!