The National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, likewise known as the Redemptorist Church and informally called the Baclaran Church, is a notable Catholic National shrine along Roxas Boulevard in Baclaran, Paranaque, a city in the southern part of Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
Baclaran Church is among the greatest Marian churches in the Philippines, and enshrines the image of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Devotion to our mother of perpetual help Gave birth to the throngs of enthusiasts who floods the church every Wednesday to attend Mass and pray the Novena to our mother of Perpetual Help, and is popular among Filipino Catholics. In Manila, Wednesdays are commonly called Baclaran Day due to congested roads brought on by pilgrims to the shrine.
The first image enshrined over the principal altar originated from Germany, and passed through Ireland and Australia before it was brought by priests of the Redemptorist Order to what then was the USA territory of the Philippine Islands in 1906.
Because the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 1958, the Holy See has authorized the shrine to stay open twenty-four hours a day through the whole year. The shrine itself was blessed by Pope John Paul II during his first apostolic visit to Metro Manila in 1981.
The shrine complex functions as the headquarters of the Manila Vice Province of Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. The shrine observes its yearly feast day on 27 June, the liturgical feast day of the icon. The Shrine is under the jurisdiction of the Parish of Santa Rita de Cascia, located several blocks away from the Redemptorist Church.