The 13 Minor Basilicas in the Philippines

Minor Basilica is a title bestowed by the pope to a Catholic Church. Once granted with the title, the basilica has the privilege to use certain symbols like the papal coat of arms, apostolic umbrella and apostolic bell. It is said that you will receive plenary indulgence once you complete particular conditions like confessing your sins and attending mass on one of the minor basilica.

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conopaeum (apostolic umbrella, Minor Basilica of Manaoag)

When I’ve heard that Our Lady of Manaoag became a Minor Basilica in 2015, I checked all the list and found out that I have visited most of the Minor Basilica in the Philippines. I have reached 2 of the farthest (Cebu & Cagayan), 3 minor basilicas where I frequently visit (Quiapo, Naga & Manaoag) and the others are easily accessible by land. That’s when I decided to include completing all 13 in my travel bucket list.

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crossed keys (papal’s coat of arms, Minor Basilica of Cebu)

With the grace of the Lord, I was able to complete the 13 Minor Basilica this 2016:

Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Manila – Date of Visit: frequent (my birthplace)

Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Pangasinan – Date of Visit: frequent (my dad’s province)

Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Penafrancia, Camarines Sur – Date of Visit: frequent (my mom’s province)

Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Bulacan – Date of Visit: Jan. 28, 2006 & Mar. 23, 2016

Minor Basilica of the Holy Child, Cebu – Date of Visit: Jan. 21, 2009 & July 31, 2010

Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Piat, Cagayan – Date of Visit: Jan. 24, 2013

Minor Basilica of San Sebastian, Manila – Date of Visit: Dec. 4, 2015

Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Manila – Date of Visit: Dec. 4, 2015

Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz, Manila – Date of Visit: Dec. 4, 2015

Minor Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Quezon – Date of Visit: Jan. 17, 2016

Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Charity, La Union – Date of Visit: April 30, 2016

Minor Basilica of Immaculate Conception, Batangas – Date of Visit: Sept. 16, 2016

Minor Basilica of St. Martin of Tours, Batangas – Date of Visit: Oct. 29, 2016

 

About pinay travelaholic

A Filipina who loves to travel. Born with a family of travelers and started traveling when she was just 2months old. Raised in the hustle and bustling life of the metro but has savored the laid back lifestyle of the countryside during summer vacations. At a very young age, she has experienced being stranded on a train for 3 days, being thrown inside the window of the bus just to save a seat and “top loaded” (riding on the roof) on a PUJ just to reach their destination. …Traveling became her adventure since then. View all posts by pinay travelaholic

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