EDSA Shrine

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Coordinates: 14°35′32″N 121°03′31″E / 14.59222°N 121.05861°E / 14.59222; 121.05861

The Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace, Our Lady of EDSA
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View of EDSA Shrine in Ortigas Center
Basic information
Location Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Center, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Ugong Norte, Quezon City, Philippines
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Year consecrated 1989
Leadership Rev. Fr. Lazaro B. Abaco
Patron Mary, Mother of Jesus
Website www.edsashrine.org
Architectural description
Architect(s) Francisco Mañosa
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Modern
Completed December 8, 1989
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 Barangay Ugong Norte, Quezon City. The church is also called the Archdiocesan Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace or Mary, Queen of Peace Quasi-Parish, although these names are seldom used.

Built in 1989 on donated land to commemorate the People Power Revolution, the shrine is the site of two peaceful demonstrations that toppled Presidents Ferdinand Marcos (the People Power Revolution or EDSA I) in 1986, and Joseph Estrada (the EDSA Revolution of 2001 or EDSA II).

The EDSA Shrine is the northernmost tip of the Ortigas Center, a financial and commercial district occupying large tracts of land in Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, and Pasig City.

Dedication[edit]

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 Catholic Church. She is represented in art holding a dove and an olive branch – both traditional symbols of peace. The patronal image for this particular shrine is unique, as its design follows that of the statue atop the shrine roof. Mary, crowned and clad in golden robes, has her arms outstretched and her Immaculate Heart exposed, while two or three white doves rest at her hands and feet.

Her official memorial in the General Roman Calendar is on July 9 in the universal Church except for Hawaii and some churches in the United States, where it is kept on January 24.

Rectors[edit]

Name Tenure
Most Rev. Socrates B. Villegas, D.D. 1989 – 2004
Rev. Fr. Victor Y. Apacible 2004 – 2008
Rev. Fr. Leo Nilo M. Mangussad, M.S.M. 2004 – 2015
Rev. Fr. Lazaro B. Abaco July 1, 2015 – incumbent

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