In the town of Orani, Bataan is the miraculous Lady of the Holy Rosary, more popularly known as Our Lady of Orani. She inspired the writing of a coffee-table book called “Lambong.”
One of the authors, Joel de Leon, told me lambong refers to the manto of Our Lady. Sick people wrap themselves with the manto and they get well. The image is the third oldest Marian image in the Philippines.
The first is Nuestra Señora de Guia who was discovered by a Spanish soldier on May 19, 157l in Ermita. The second is Our Lady of Piat who was brought to Cagayan Valley from Macau in 1604.
A pilgrimage to the Virgin of Orani is being organized for the first Saturday of every month. Text Joel de Leon at 0917-5250823 on how to join and where to buy the book.
From: Purely Personal by Josephine Darang
PDI, July 12, 2009
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