About the book:
The story of the Manila Cathedral is one of ruins and ravages, rising and resurgence, restorations and resilience. Its history is intimately tied to the hopes, dreams, and determination of the people to establish an enduring symbol of their faith.
This book commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the 1958 Dedication of the Post-War Manila Cathedral and the 437th Anniversary of the 1681 Founding of the Manila Cathedral. Known as the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, the cathedral has faced several destructive events over four centuries of existence. Yer in every aftermath, the cathedral rises more beautiful than before.
Today, the Manila Cathedral stands as a gift handed down from one generation to the next. Standing within the heart of Intramuros, it serves as a formidable monument and symbol of the transcendent and the internal in the mids of the secular temporal. As a place of worship, it is where the Catholic community gathers to express their hopes and prayers and, for those entering its portals, they experience not only its numinous beauty but encounter a sacred space where God dwells, lifting them to the Almighty.
Publisher: The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila & Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica Foundation Incorporated
Publication Date: 2019
Size: 317.5 x 139.7 mm.