(The Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace, Our Lady of EDSA)
|Location||Ortigas Center, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Ugong Norte, Quezon City, Philippines|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Suffragan Diocese|
|Architectural type||Modern Church|
|Materials||Sand, gravel, cement, mortar and steel|
The Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace, Our Lady of EDSA, or more popularly, the EDSA Shrine is a small church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila located at the intersection of Ortigas Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Quezon City. The shrine, built in 1989 originally to commemorate the memories of the People Power Revolution and its peaceful outcome, stands on the site of two peaceful demonstrations that toppled Philippine presidents Ferdinand Marcos (the People Power Revolution or EDSA I) and Joseph Estrada (the EDSA Revolution of 2001 or EDSA II). It is officially called the "Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace" or "Our Lady of Peace Quasi-Parish", although these names are seldom used.
Our Lady of Peace, Mother of Peace, Queen of Peace or Our Lady Queen of Peace is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic Church. She is represented in art holding a dove and an olive branch, symbols of peace. Her official memorial feast is celebrated on January 24 each year in Hawaii and some churches in the United States. Elsewhere, the memorial feast is celebrated on July 9.
The present rector of EDSA Shrine is Rev. Fr. Leo Nilo Mangussad, following the previous pastors: Most Rev. Socrates Villegas (1989 to 2004) and Rev. Fr. Victor Apacible (2004 to 2008). Fr. Nilo is assisted by his vice-rector, Rev. Fr. Carlos Reyes.
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