Prayer to Our Lady of Antipolo
O Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Virgin of
Antipolo, look kindly upon the needs of your
children, as we journey to our home in heaven.
For you, O Mother, know full well what it is to
travel this road.
From that room in Nazareth where you received the
joyful news from the angel, Gabriel, you taught us
the generosity of a Christian obedience that surrenders
and entrusts all to Divine Providence.
In your journey to that stable in Bethlehem on that
first Christmas night, you taught us how to treasure
in our hearts the overwhelming graciousness of Our Father.
In your flight to Egypt, with your newborn, you taught us the
quiet courage that springs from a firm faith in God, even in the
face of great danger and suffering.
In that sorrowful climb up to Calvary on that fateful Friday
afternoon, you taught us how a human love can rise to greater
heights by self-giving and forgiveness when transformed and
united to ineffable Divine Love.
O Mother, you give us so much hope and encouragement by your
example of filial love and discipleship. As you accompanied
Christ in your journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, from Egypt
to Galilee and finally to Calvary, you discovered the loving
presence of God in ever new ways.
O Mother, as we undertake our own journey on this road,
accompany us in our discovery of God in our lives and in
the lives of other people. Make us see him with the eyes
of our hearts, and help us to know Him and to grow deeper
in His love through life’s joys and pains.
And at our journey’s end, lead us to the doorsteps of heaven
and bring us to your Son Jesus who has secured and prepared
for us a place in our Father’s home. Amen
The magnificent altar of the Antipolo Cathedral with the image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
(Spanish: Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje) displayed above the tabernacle;
the Major shrine Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
of Antipolo, also known as the Virgin of Antipolo; a 17th-century Roman Catholic brown wooden statue of
the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated by Roman Catholics in the Philippines; the statue depicts the
Immaculate Conception of Mary, and is enshrined at the Antipolo Cathedral in the city of Tipolo
in Rizal province;
Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, (detail) also known as Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje, informally known as Virgin of Antipolo; Cathedral
of the Immaculate Conception of Antipolo, Antipolo, Rizal, Philipines;
During the 1630s, the Statue's several mysterious disappearances from its church in
construction and later reappearance on top of a tipolo (breadfruit) tree
(artocarpus incisa) led to the relocation of that church to its current location,
where the tipolo tree was situated. The pedestal where the image is now enshrined
has been traditionally made from the trunk of the tipolo tree. The town of Antipolo
itself was named after the tree for its abundance in the area.
"Be the face of God and be the hope of others."
"If others, cannot see the face of God, be the face of God.
If others cannot hear the voice of God, be the voice of God.
And if others cannot feel the saving power of God,
be their limbs and feet, and help them to stand again."
From a prayer service by His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle,
Manila. He is one of the youngest cardinals in the College of
Cardinals and the Archbishop of Manila.
Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage of Antipolo
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in the Most Holy Virgin Mary,
for the Glory of God
The Apostolic Blessing by the Holy See in Rome is bestowed (October 28, 2013)
Omnia ad majoren Dei Gloriam!
(All for the greater glory of God)
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