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  • look at again; examine again; "let's review your situation"

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  • a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

  • look attentively; "watch a basketball game"

  • Look at or observe attentively, typically over a period of time

  • a small portable timepiece

  • Secretly follow or spy on

Our Lady of Caysasay, Taal, Batangas

Our Lady of Caysasay, Taal, Batangas

Our Lady of Caysasay

Taal, Batangas City, Philippines

In the year 1603, in a small barrio of Caysasay, in the town of Taal, a fisherman by the name of Juan Maningcad went out fishing and instead of casting his net on the sea, threw it into the nearby river, and instead of catching fish, caught a little statue of the Blessed Virgin of the Immaculate Conception about six inches high. Although it was soaked in water, it had a heavenly lustre and her face twinkled like a star. Upon seeing this marvel, the startled Juan, being a pious and virtuous man prostrated himself before the image and began to pray. He picked it up and brought it home. "No one knew how the image got to the river, and according to the old folks, perhaps the image was thrown by one of the Spaniards to pacify the ravages of the ocean during one of those expeditions and somehow the waves pushed it to the river. Another opinion was that perhaps someone exploring the river must have inadvertently dropped it. (Some believe it came from China.)

The news began to spread like lightning until it reached the priest in town, and the judge that represented the King of Spain at that time. Without notice they immediately went to Juan Maningcad's house and there they saw the beautiful image of the Mother of God. They knelt down to venerate it, and took the image to Taal where a town fiesta was celebrated.

The widow of the Justice of the Peace by the name of Madam Maria Espiritu, was given the task of caring for the image. She ordered a precious urn to be made for the image and kept it in her home. Every evening she noticed that the urn turned empty and the image gone, but then in the morning it would be back in its usual place.

Worried about these disappearances, the widow told the story to the priest. He accompanied her back to her house and indeed saw that the urn was empty, but soon the urn opened and there appeared Mary's image before them. For several times, in spite of the watch made by the priest, the same events would happen that made the priest and others perplexed, not knowing what the desire of the Virgin was. After sometime, the priest decided to take the image to the Church for safekeeping but it was in vain. The image continued to leave the church until one day it completely disappeared and was nowhere to be found.

Historical documents disagree on the exact date of Juan Maningcad's find. (Some say she was found in 1611.) Former Taal parish priest, Fr. Juan Coronel, however, agrees that 1603 is the more likely date because the priest mentioned in the account, Fray Juan Bautista de Montoya, was the Prior of Taal at that time. The Catalogo de todos los Padres Agustinos Calzados also puts the event in the year 1603, as does the Old Tagalog novena written by Fr. Francisco Buencuchillo in the mid-18th Century, from which the above account is based.
It is probable that after disappearing for a while, it was in 1611 that she was found by the hollow of the rock on the hillside beside the spring in the village of Caysasay. The Lady, measuring about 272 millimeters, came garbed only in a simple white tunic dress gathered above her waist, then billowing into huge folds around her ankles. She appears pregnant. A blue shawl is her only shield from the changing cycles of hot days and cold nights. She tilts very slightly forward, her fragile hands clasped across her breasts below her right shoulder. One eye is slightly bigger than the other, and in them dwell great mystery. This is the prologue of the story—the story of an enduring communal devotion to the Blessed Mother that has in no small way shaped a town and blessed its people.

In the early seventeenth Century, a series of apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary were reported at the rocky hillside of Caysasay, a barrio of Taal. According to a church inquiry, a vision first appeared to a native slave girl, Catalina Talayn, who had gone up the hillside with a companion to gather firewood and fetch some water. The unexpected vision of something small in stature but radiating extraordinary brilliance from a hollow in the rocky landscape so bewildered the girl that she ran to tell her companion, and both fled terrified back to the town of Taal, by the shore of the Lake. Fr. Pedro Murillo Velarde, S.J., in his Historia de Filipinas, and other 18th Century Spanish chroniclers put the year at 1611, when natives began reporting strange visions on the hillside. This was also the year, according to Fr. Pedro G. Galende, currently Director of the San Agustin Museum in Intramuros, that the first makeshift church was reportedly built there. Historian Jose M. Cruz, S.J., currently dean of the School of Social Sciences of the Ateneo de Manila University, reviewed original microfilm documents of the inquiry into the apparitions (his date, 1619). He reports that Church officials interrogated Catalina but she told them she could not clearly identify what she saw.

The sparseness of her report, however, s

movie night 04

movie night 04

film: delicatessen
host: aqm
food theme: found in a deli

The Recap

Well another Sunday Night came and went filled with the ever popular staples: too much food, repeated exclamations of movie night love, and chit chat. This week was brought to you by AQM where we watched Delicatessen, a French love story about people eating people.

Here are some 06.15 Superlatives:

-Best Guest: This one is easy…obviously Wrigley, the spunky boston terrier.
-Best Themed Food Item: Tiramisu with Lady Fingers – French AND Cannibalistic. Impressive.
-Funniest Moment: The realization that we had an ongodly amount of food for 3 people AND the failed suicide attempts by our voice-in-head hearing heroine.
-Most Surprising Moment: Who knew raspberry blintzes from Trader Joes would be so damn delicious!
-Best Thing about Next Week: Hopefully Jade will join us!

Now for the Reviews:

-AQM: I loved this movie – it was dark, beautifully shot, and did a little number on my heart strings – until I had to look away because of the hacking of humans. Clowns scare me.

-Kristen : Either we’re a bunch of sickos, or somehow laughing while watching a film about cannibalistic Frenchmen and a woman’s repeatedly unsuccessful attempts to commit suicide is no longer taboo? Although I will admit – I couldn’t scarf down my hotdogs with the same enthusiasm as usual. Normally I can throw down at least two or three of those suckers. Maybe I am still recovering from Grizzly Man last week? Anyhow, movie night rocked. I love the plastic costumes.

-Emily: I give it two non-mutilated thumbs up. Great art direction and cast. I laughed, I screamed, I fell in love. Oh yes, and I became a vegetarian.

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