The Shrine Of Our Lady Of Caysasay

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P7261054et Not too far from the Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours is another significant site of Taal Batangas, the Shrine of the miraculous image of mary, the Our Lady of Caysasay. Unlike the Taal Basilica, the small chapel has nothing really special to offer in terms of its architecture. The facade features four rectangular columns that form three tunnel-shape arches. It has two bell towers on both sides.P7261055t

The Statue of Moises in front of the church P7261056tThe statue of Elias
P7261059teA simple facade of the Shrine. The painting on the walls, however, are starting to peel off and I think the Chapel needs a little restoration. P7261062tThe most stunning highlights of the chapel is the main altar featuring the image of Our Lady of Caysasay. The term Caysasay comes from a specie of bird locally known as the Kasay-Kasay. The small image is known for numerous miraculous events and apparition. Some people are calling the image as the Vanishing Lady due to some reports telling that the original image used to vanish every night from the urn and will reappear every morning. The image, which depicts the Immaculate Conception, is believed to be one of the oldest in the country, having been found in 1603 by a man fishing in the Pansipit River. You can have a closer look to the image in one my posts during the Grand Marian procession here. P7261063tA closer look of the altar. The image was canonically crowned in 1954 and was later given the title the “Queen of the Archdiocese of Lipa”. P7261065tWhat I like the most in this church is the octagonal balustrade dome with intricate black and white painting depicting some events taken from the bible. P7261066tThe chapel also has a pulpit P7261087t
P7261089tNear the church is the so-called San Lorenzo Ruiz Steps and miraculous Well of Sta Lucia (I’m going to post about it on my next entry) Meanwhile, you can visit my post about these churches too!

 

St Thomas Aquinas Parish │ St Padre Pio National Shrine │ St Therese And The Child Of Jesus Parish San Sebastian Cathedral │Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Parish │ Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours

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29 Replies to “The Shrine Of Our Lady Of Caysasay”

  1. I agree with you that the small chapel has nothing really special to offer in terms of its architecture but I like the color of the paint, it’s yellow!! hahaha.. having they said, the inside looks grand especially the dome and the ceiling.. looking forward to your next post on the miraculous well.. 🙂

  2. Though nothing grand outside because of its faded colours, it is still rich in history and stories of miracles. Hope they restore the facade.

  3. If you did not show us the photos, I would not have guessed that the interior of this chapel looks so magnificent! Thank you!

  4. Looks dull from the outside but the antithesis when you enter the holy domicile. Whoaaa. Guess I should stop judging the book by its cover, eh?

  5. I was surprised that the inside of the shrine is a total opposite of the facade. I’d love to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Caysasay soon.

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