Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Caysasay

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Caysasay is a coral-hewn chapel in Barrio Caysasay in Taal, Batangas belonging to the Archdiocese of Lipa in the Philippines. It was built in 1639 by Fr. Alonso Rodriguez to replace a temporary structure built in 1611.[1]The church is home to Our Lady of Caysasay whose feast day is celebrated every December 8.

 

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The church was first built around 1611 by the Chinese and was made of light materials. This shrine was located near the river where image was usually found, An arch made of coral stone with a bass relief of the Virgin of Caysasay was built later on. On February 24, 1620, Augustinians issued an order to construct a church in Caysasay, as a visita of Taal. It has been verified through serious investigation that the Most Holy Virgin has appeared there and that it be given with the title Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia.

You can visit it just go to Brgy. Caysasay, Taal, Batangas and also see there the amazing  San Lorenzo Ruiz Steps

San Lorenzo Ruiz Steps

The Hagdan-hagdan is a 125 granite steps from the Caysasay Church which leads up to the center of town. Originally, the steps were made of adobe stone, but these were later replaced with granite or batong song-song in the year 1850 by Fr. Celestino Mayordomo. It is now dedicated to the memory of San Lorenzo Ruiz.

And the Hidden Well Sta. Lucia Well

Sta. Lucia Wells

The spring-fed well was where two women saw the reflection of the Virgin of Caysasay, is now known as the Miraculous Well of Sta. Lucia. Since its discovery, many have attested that the spring water has miraculous healing and therapeutic powers. The spot where the well which reflected the image of Our Lady is marked by a coral stone arch with a bas relief image of the Virgin on its façade. It was built in early 1600.[4] The site of the wells is known as `Banal na Pook’ (sacred site) and vestiges of the spring running close to the wells is known as `Banal na Tubig’ (sacred water). The well is accessed from the San Lorenzo Luis Steps. An inconspicuous narrow walkway from the steps takes visitors to the well.

JUST VISIT AND ENJOY!!

FOR MORE INFO. VISIT: https://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g1587917-d8421722-i148005457-Shrine_of_Our_Lady_Of_Caysasay-Taal_Batangas_Province_Calabarzon_Region.html

CREDIT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archdiocesan_Shrine_of_Our_Lady_of_Caysasay

 

 

 

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