The Shrine Of Our Lady Of Caysasay

21847787471_252e8f7cb1_otNot 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.21651339339_bf16e5a120_oTThe 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.21650247150_729f267022_otA 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

29 thoughts on “The Shrine Of Our Lady Of Caysasay”

  1. Kat says:

    doesnt look so old anymore.. but still maginificent 🙂

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      thanks Kat

  2. [SK] says:

    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.. 🙂

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      haha.. i knew you would love the color Sk haha

  3. Jonathan says:

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

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      thanks Jonathan

  4. foongpc says:

    Love the altar and the dome! How many chapels and churches have you been visiting lately? 🙂

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      haha yup… been visiting so many churches lately.. more to come LOL

  5. mun says:

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

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      thanks Mun

  6. Lux says:

    Lovely art in the ceiling. I’m intrigued with miraculous Well of Sta Lucia. That’s new to me. 🙂

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      thanks Lux.. will post about it soon

  7. The dome symbolizes the Christianity in the ancient times and really great to have this in the Philippines. How lovely to explore this place anyways.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      Thanks Sir Fernando

  8. This is such a beautiful church to worship God and also explore. It has been awhile since I went to church and heard mass. I really missed it.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      Thanks Jessica

  9. Renz says:

    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?

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      hehe so true thanks Renz

  10. Franc Ramon says:

    The facede looks simple but the interior of the place is really intricate and really beautiful.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      thanks Franc

  11. Mommy Levy says:

    The outdoor design is very different from what you can see inside. I hope we could visit this church when we visit Batangas soon.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      This is indeed a great place to visit Mommy Levy

  12. jojo vito says:

    what I like about visiting old churches is its history and the architectural elements most especially on those very old ones

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      thanks Jojo

  13. jared's mum says:

    i have heard a lot about this church, i would really love to visit this place one day!

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      you should Vix… this is indeed a nice place

  14. Twilight Man says:

    The church looks simple and neat outside but the interiors looked impressive and nice! I really like that octagonal balustrade dome!

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      Yup… simple outside magnificent inside

  15. emiliana says:

    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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