Commemorating The Second National Marian Congress Of The Philippines. Individually Numbered #1 - #35, Complete Set, 0 missing, no major damage other then natural age. Very Seldom Offered In A Complete Set, and Limited Edition. Please Refer To The Scans For Itemized, Individualized Locations and Religious Entities. With over 80% of Philippine citizens claiming membership in the Roman Catholic church (2000 census), it is not surprising that stamps with Catholic themes have been issued by the Philippines Bureau of Posts.
The first Catholic-related stamp of the Third Republic was issued in 1954. Pope Pius XII had declared 1954 to be a "Marian Year", a year in which cultural events, charity, and social gatherings would celebrate Mary, the mother of Jesus. Activities in the Philippines included a Marian Congress which was held from December 1 to December 5, 1954 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, the belief that the soul of the Virgin Mary was created sinless by God. At the closing ceremonies of the Marian Congress on December 5, 1954, President Magsaysay consecrated the Republic of the Philippines to Mary, "the Immaculate Mother of God".
Stamp A single 5c stamp based on the Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painting The Immaculate Conception of Aranjuez (La Inmaculada Concepción de Aranjuez) c. 1675-80 and engraved by the American Bank Note Company was issued on December 30, 1954.
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