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  • Basilica Minore Of Our Lady Of Piat Cagayan

    Our Lady of piat now formally known as Nuestra Señora de Piat is a 16th century Roman Catholic icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the province of Cagayan, Philippines the central figure at the altar of her shrine can be found in the municipality of Piat. It is locally known as the patroness of the town. The Mother of Cagayan is what she is referred to and is one of the most adored Marian images of Mary in the Republic of the Philippines. One of the most honored and loved image among Catholics is the image of Our Lady of Piat. A line of devotees are flocking everyday to the shrine just to tou ...

  • Nuestra Senora De Visitacion De Piat

    Our Lady of the Visitation of Piat (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Visitacion de Piat) is a 16th-century Roman Catholic icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary enshrined in Piat, in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. it is the town's patroness and is one of the most venerated Marian images of Mary in the Philippines and is referred to as the "Mother of Cagayan".

    The image, one of the oldest in the country, is credited with many miracles including the end of a drought that threatened famine in the Itawes homeland of the Cagayan Valley, where the shrine is located. Piat is dubbed the "Pilgrimage Cent ...

  • Piat Cagayan Pilgrimage Center Of The North

    Aside from my hometown, Roxas in Isabela, there is this one place i consider my home. The municipality of Piat in the province of Cagayan, is my birthplace and my second home when i was in elementary. We used to live in this place for so many years because my mother and grandma are natives of this place. Piat, is not one of the richest municipalities, in fact it is only classified as 4th class, but it is very special in other ways. It is being labelled as the "Pilgrimage Center of the North" simply because it is the home of the black Virgin Mary known as "Our Lady of Piat" or "Apo Baket" in th ...

  • The Attraction Of Mother Mary And Cagayan

    The Attraction Of Mother Mary And Cagayan

    After two storms that soaked Metro Manila and many parts of Central Luzon, Cagayan felt like another country with a heat that seemed eternal. But the fervor was definitely Filipino. Perhaps it added much to the temperature, the gathering of the people and their collective adoration and supplication. At high noon at the courtyard of the centuries-old Saint Peter's Metropolitan Cathedral in Tuguegarao, Cagayan's capital city, twelve images of the Virgin Mary, most of them resplendently dressed, were brought in and lined up near a stage. People thronged to each of them, mounted on trucks, many go ...

  • Debosyon Sa Birheng Maria Sa Pilipinas Noon At Ngayon

    Practically every province in the Philippines has a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mother. People from different parts of the Philippines show their love and affection for the Blessed Mother through masses, novenas and other forms of religious socio activities lasting a week or for more than a week, and in some occasions, several times a year as in the case of the Virgin of Turumba.

    The Sambali Festival in honor of Our Lady of Piat in Cagayan Valley is a week long celebration of her feast day. The highlight of the festivities is the street dancing of ethnic groups showcasing the con ...

  • The Miraculous Lady Of Piat

    The sleepy town of Piat in Cagayan Valley marks the last days of June and the first days of July to venerate and celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Piat, one of the world's most worshipped and miraculous Marian images of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    In the next few days, thousands of devotees, pilgrims and tourists are expected to flock to the shrine to honor the Our Lady of Piat.

    Known as the Black Virgin Mary, the Our Lady of Piat was sculptured in Macau, then a Portugal colony, on the request of Dominican Missionaries and was eventually brought to the Philippines in 1604 and placed in Lal ...