The Sanctuary & Construction

THE SANCTUARY

The Christocentric Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the Sanctuary), is a Roman Catholic Christian religious institution, the cornerstone of which, is possibly the largest Holy Rosary in the World. Its creation is inspired by the messages of Our Lady as she appeared at Fatima in 1917.  It is a long term response of the Laity to the urgent call of Our Lady for the conversion and salvation of billions of souls in all countries of Asia, through the power of the Holy Rosary.

Officially initiated by the Laity in September 8, 2013 with the Apostolic blessing of His Grace, Bishop Jose R. Rojas, DD of the Diocese of Libmanan, construction of the Sanctuary began with the three wooden crosses on top of Bulalacao Hill or now called Calvary Hill.  This was later followed by the construction of the first Rosary dome dedicated to Nuestra Sra. Del Pilar, the patroness of the Diocese of Libmanan.  It also began construction of the main entrance, the pillars of the 12 Apostles and of the patron saint.

THE CONSTRUCTION
THE CONSTRUCTION
FUNDS

The construction of all structures at the Sanctuary has been and will be funded from sponsors, donors and special grants.  Being a project for evangelization, we fully entrust the funding requirements to Our Lord and Our Lady.  We believe that necessary funding will come in timely fashion from various sponsors and donors, Our Lady personally calls and touches.  Our Lady indeed works in very mysterious ways as she inspires and links generous children of God to work together for the glory of her Son. Her call for the conversion and salvation of billions of souls in Asia is extremely urgent but many do not listen and therefore miss the tremendous grace of giving, as she in turn abundantly blesses the souls of those who listen and say yes, as she did at the Annunciation.

Structures for Sponsorship & Donations

  • 3 Crosses and stairways at Calvary Hill

  • 59 Rosary dome chapels and connecting stairways

  • Golden dome chapel for Two Hearts & Blessed Sacrament

  • Interiors of All Domes

  • Rosary Cross with interior stairways & Scala Sancta

  • Pillars of the 12 Apostles and Nuestra Sra. Del Pilar

  • Grotto of Our Lady of Fatima

  • Grotto of St. Joseph

PHASE I

2015-2024

  • Pillars of Popes – (7-meter high Roman Pillars of all successors of St. Peter)

  • Fatima International Pilgrimage & Retreat Center (1,000 capacity)

  • Fatima Pilgrims & Retreat Housing (500 units of condominium-type housing)

  • Pillars of Saints

  • Hill of Abraham & Isaac

PHASES II & III

2014-2027

  • Hill of David & Goliath

  • Hill of Prophets & Kings

  • Hill of Transfiguration

PHASE IV

2014-2027

  • Virgin of Penafrancia Facilities

  • Port Nuestra Sra. Del Pilar

  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue (33-meters high)

PHASE V & VI

2027-2029

  • Port of Nuestra Sra. De Penafrancia

  • River Cruise Boats (12 Boats with 70 passenger capacities, similar to boats used in the Sea of Galilee, Holy Land)

PHASE VII

2030-2035