The Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned, also known as the Santa Ana Church and newly declared as the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Abandoned (Spanish: Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados), is a Spanish colonial period church located in the district of Santa Ana in Manila, Philippines. The parish was established by the Franciscan missionaries in 1578 under the patronage of Saint Anne. The present stone church was constructed by Father Vicente Inglés, OFM from 1720 to 1725 and was dedicated to its present patron, the Our Lady of the Abandoned. The revered image of its patron was made in Valencia, Spain in 1713 and arrived in the Philippines in 1717.Our Manila online vacation planner makes visiting Santa Ana Church and other Manila attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
The church houses two National Cultural Treasures declared by the National Museum of the Philippines: the Santa Ana Site Museum located in the convent patio and the Camarín de la Virgen (or the Dressing Room of the Virgin).
The elevation to National Shrine was declared last January 25, 2020 during the 120th Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. The conferment of the title to the parish church will be on June 20, 2020 (tentatively).
Santa Ana Church reviews
Constantly hearing the Mass in this historic Church, Sta. Ana Church is a living witness of the old Pueblo de Sta. Ana's hispanic heritage. Located in the center of the district, this Church has been.... more »
Yes, that is exactly the name of Sta. Ana church and it is a small, beautiful and well-kept adobe church from the Spanish era. The Sta. Ana parish has its own columbary and newly renovated garden... more »
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