A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the message and prayer
May Peace Prevail on Earth on each of its four or six sides, usually in different languages.
There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace.
Peace Poles inscribed with the message, May Peace Prevail On Earth,
is a trademark icon of
The Peace Pole Project™
The Peace Pole at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette is unique. It stands on a World War II bomb capsule which was previously used as a stand of the flag pole. The peace celebration at the shrine, commemorating its erection is usually held few days before the feast of the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette on September 19.
As a place of an encounter with God, the Shrine offers various programs and activities that uplifts the soul and deepens our relationship with the Divine. All throughout the year, the Shrine hosts to different groups and religious organisations in their faith formation and quests for spiritual renewal.
The Shrine also held retreats and recollections during Lent, Advent and other seasons of the year. The place is truly a GRACE of God, a GRACE called LA SALETTE. . .
ANNUAL WORLD PEACE CELEBRATION
The Lenten Recollection is an annual activity in the Shrine open to all.
PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
Lenten Season in the Philippines plays an important role in the lives of Filipino Catholics. The Shrine is one of the places south of Metro Manila where people would flock in this time of the year. The place offers a wide space for prayer, meditation and spiritual communion with God.
FORMATION OF THE YOUTH
The Shrine is also one of the destinations of many Catholics during their Visita Iglesia, one of the many practices of devout Catholics during Holy Week.
The image of Our Lady of La Salette at the Shrine Chapel
The celebration of the Holy Eucharist and Sacrament of Reconciliation takes the central part of the many activities at the Shrine.
The Shrine also takes into consideration the role of the youth in the society. Aside from the spiritual formation and faith deepening programs, there are also activities that assist young people in their social, emotional and relational developments.
"Come near, my children...
do not be afraid. . ."
"Make this know to all
my people. . ."