The image of the Our Lady of Lourdes in Quezon City will be canonically crowned on August 22, said the National Shrine of the Our Lady of Lourdes in an announcement.
The coronation was originally scheduled on May 2 but did not push through.
A canonical coronation is a pious institutional act wherein the pope designates a crown or stellar halo to be added to a Marian image under a specific devotional title in a particular diocese.
It is the highest distinction the Catholic Church grants to an image.
In September 2019, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has granted canonical coronation to the more than century-old image of the Our Lady of Lourdes in the Philippines.
The pope, through the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of Sacraments, issued the papal bull on September 5.
The approval came nearly three months after Bishop Honesto Ongtioco of Cubao requested for a canonical coronation of the 126-year old image enthroned at the altar of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.
The image of the Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the most venerated Marian images in the Philippines.