Our Lady of Cagsasay

The photo below was taken last June 2014 during our company celebrated the monthly general assembly at Taal, Lipa Batangas. And then we planned to go to the Our Lady of Cagsasay. This is the firs time to saw the blessed place. According to my research Cagsasay a small barangay in the town of Taal, Batangas province, a fisherman by the name of Juan Maningcad went out fishing instead of casting his net to the sea, he threw it into the nearby Pansipit River. When he pulled out his net he caught a little image of the Blessed Virgin Mary less than a foot high. Although it was soaked in water, it had a heavenly luster. Upon seeing this marvel, Juan being a pious and virtuous man prostrated himself before the image and began to pray. He picked it up and brought it home.

Anyhow, Our Lady of Caysasay is a Marian statue venerated at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Caysasay in Taal, Batangas province in the Philippines. The image depicting the Immaculate Conception is believed to be one of the oldest in the country. It was found in 1603 by a man named Juan Maningcad while casting his net in the nearby Pansipit River. The Marian apparitions in the early 17th century and documented by the church leaders is believed to be the first in the country. The miracles and healings attributed by the followers and devotees through the intercession of the Virgin of Caysasay since then, still continue to this day.

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