06 May, 2008

Shrine of Our Lady of Casaysay Postcard

The story of the image of the Our Lady of Casaysay began four centuries ago after a fisherman named Juan Maningcad, found the statue in the Pansipit River in Barrio Casaysay in the year 1603. But Taal folks said strange phenomenon had occurred when the image "disappeared" from time to time. The statue goes back to the river where it was originally located.

Shrine of Our Lady of Casaysay Postcard

An arch was soon built over the wells of the statue, and is now known as "Banal na Pook". The chapel was torn down and replaced by the coral stone structure in 1639. The image of Our Lady of Casaysay was crowned at the Taal Basilica by Cardinal Quiroga, representing Pope Pius XII on December 8, 1954.

Our Lady of Casaysay, Taal

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