PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF CAYSASAY


O Virgin of Caysasay, our refuge in time of our needs, our protection and shield against our foes, you are given to us by your son, Jesus Christ, to be our Mother and you took us to be loved and cared for as your own.


We ask you to give us understanding to know the will of God, and faith that we may fully submit ourselves to your only begotten Son as His brothers and sisters and as your righteous and obedient children.


In times of our weakness and inadequacy, we ask you to help us in our needs and hear all our petitions (state your petition).


All these we ask and entrust in you for we know that you will intercede unfailingly for us to your dear son Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit.Amen. (3 Hail Marys)

Note from Donor: This miraculous image is enshrined in Taal, Batangas Philippines and is known for her many miracles. Have faith in her.


The Story of OUR LADY OF CAYSASAY

In 1603, a fisherman by the name of Juan Maningkad fished out his net in the Pansipit River, in Taal, Batangas, a twelve inch tall image of OUR LADY OF CAYSASAY, radiating with heavenly luster. Upon seeing this image, Juan, being a pious man prostrated himself and venerated it, after which he carried the image home. Soon enough, the whole village came to know about his remarkable catch. The town authorities and the Vicar, who represented the King of Spain, went to Juan’s home to verify the story.


The image was later placed under the care of Doña Maria Espiritu, the widow of the town’s judge, who had a special urn made for its safekeeping. Then, strange things began to happen. Doña Maria found the urn empty one day, but the next morning, the image was back in the urn. The incident was repeated a number of times, so Doña Maria reported the matter to the parish priest. To investigate the mysterious coming and going of the image, the priest decided to set up parish volunteers to keep vigil beside the urn. With eager hearts they sat waiting and praying, and they did see the urn open by itself, as they saw with their own eyes the glorious image going out and coming back again.


This time, the priest decided that the villagers should now come with lighted candles and follow the image the next time it left. When this finally happened, the image led them to Caysasay, to the place where it was originally found. When the image returned to the urn, the priest decided to transfer it from Doña Maria Espiritu’s house to the town church for safekeeping. But the same thing happened in the church, until the image completely disappeared and was nowhere to be found.


After Several years in 1611, two women by the names of Maria Bagohin and Maria Talain, were gathering firewood near the place where the image ws originally found. They saw the image reflected in the spring water that had sprung on the spot. They looked up and saw the image atop the branch of a tall sampaga bush with two lighted candles on each side, amongst kingfisher birds called casaycasay which the Spaniards at that time pronounced as caysasay. They hurried back to town and reported to the parish priest. The people and the parish priest finally concluded that it was the Virgin’s wish to stay in Caysasay, so they decided to build a chapel on the very spot where the image was found.


It was also in 1611 that the first apparition of Our Lady to an almost blind native servant girl, Juana Tangui and around 30 women, was recorded by the church ordinario. This was the first recorded Marian apparition in the country. From the miraculous cure of her eyes during the apparition, the well water, now known as “Balon ng Sta. Lucia” and the adjoining stream, now known as “Banal na Tubig” have been known to possess miraculous attributes of healing to this day. An arch with pediment was constructed after 1611 over the wells, which generally marks the spot of her apparitions, and is today called “Banal na Pook”.- - Caysasay.com

3 comments:

Rob said...

But what evidence do we have from scripture that anyone but God the Father or Christ Jesus his son are able to hear our prayers and respond on our behalf?

Pray for my doubts.

Wenx said...

Hi Rob...I suggest you visit this site http://catholic-converts.blogspot.com/ to shed light on your doubts. Will pray for you! God bless..

Wenko

zeejhay24 said...

Where could I find this prayer in Tagalog version? There is nothing in internet search.

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