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Our Lady of Caysasay is a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Caysasay in Taal, Batangas in the Philippines. 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. The subsequent Marian apparitions documented by Spanish colonial church leaders were the first in the country; devotees today continue to attribute miracles to the Virgin.
The image was canonically crowned in 1954 and was later given the title the “Queen of the Archdiocese of Lipa”. The feast day of Our Lady of Caysasay is celebrated every December 8 and 9. The image spends half the week in the Shrine of Caysasay and the other half at the Basilica de San Martin de Tours, to satisfy the needs of the locals and followers.