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In 1989, under the leadership of St. Dominic of Guzman Parish parish priest, Rev. Fr. Felix F. Barella built the grotto through foreign and local funding. It was first sculpture in [[Magarao, Camarines Sur]] and while being built, the people of Caramoan climbed Mt. Caglago to bring materials for construction. On 20 May 1990, the first inauguration takes place by Most Reverend [[Leonardo Legaspi|Leonardo Z. Legaspi]], O.P,DD Archbishop of Caceres.
 
In 1989, under the leadership of St. Dominic of Guzman Parish parish priest, Rev. Fr. Felix F. Barella built the grotto through foreign and local funding. It was first sculpture in [[Magarao, Camarines Sur]] and while being built, the people of Caramoan climbed Mt. Caglago to bring materials for construction. On 20 May 1990, the first inauguration takes place by Most Reverend [[Leonardo Legaspi|Leonardo Z. Legaspi]], O.P,DD Archbishop of Caceres.
  
In October 21-22, 1998, super typhoon Loleng ravage the whole town of Caramoan and did not spare the Marian image. Deep cracks appeared around the image, part of the mantle was blown away
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In October 21-22, 1998, super typhoon Loleng ravage the whole town of Caramoan and did not spare the Marian image. Deep cracks appeared around the image, part of the mantle was blown off and few fingers were lost. In 1999, the image of Our Lady was truck by lightning, so powerful that it opened the nape, exposing the interior to the unpredictable attacks of the weather. On the other hand, the opening caused by the lightning at the back of the head facilitated the examination of the experts. These leads to the efforts of the local residence in saving the image and plan for its restoration process. But due to the bad weather that simultaneously strike the place and the recommended restoration proved to be futile, the reluctant recourse to replace the image of Our Lady paved.
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Headed by Rev. Msgr. Juan N. Buentiempo, he commissioned Ben Nierva who is based in Sto. Domingo, [[Nabua, Camarines Sur]] to make the second sculpture of the Marian. On May 1, 2008 it is inaugurated anew and now becomes the venue of their yearly Via Crusis during holy week.
  
 
The Marian is the biggest in the Philippines. It is all white image and being lighted at night to serve as light house to guide the fisherman back to the shore of Tagbon. If seen from distance, it has a resemblance to a stretching arm of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
 
The Marian is the biggest in the Philippines. It is all white image and being lighted at night to serve as light house to guide the fisherman back to the shore of Tagbon. If seen from distance, it has a resemblance to a stretching arm of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Revision as of 07:51, 14 April 2009

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Mother of Peace is a 524 steps (530 if landing is included) grotto situated at the hill top of Mt. Caglago in Barangay Tabgon, Caramoan, Camarines Sur700 feet above sea level. The Marian image measures 26 feet from the tip of the head down to the bare feet on the ground (36 feet including the base).

History

In 1989, under the leadership of St. Dominic of Guzman Parish parish priest, Rev. Fr. Felix F. Barella built the grotto through foreign and local funding. It was first sculpture in Magarao, Camarines Sur and while being built, the people of Caramoan climbed Mt. Caglago to bring materials for construction. On 20 May 1990, the first inauguration takes place by Most Reverend Leonardo Z. Legaspi, O.P,DD Archbishop of Caceres.

In October 21-22, 1998, super typhoon Loleng ravage the whole town of Caramoan and did not spare the Marian image. Deep cracks appeared around the image, part of the mantle was blown off and few fingers were lost. In 1999, the image of Our Lady was truck by lightning, so powerful that it opened the nape, exposing the interior to the unpredictable attacks of the weather. On the other hand, the opening caused by the lightning at the back of the head facilitated the examination of the experts. These leads to the efforts of the local residence in saving the image and plan for its restoration process. But due to the bad weather that simultaneously strike the place and the recommended restoration proved to be futile, the reluctant recourse to replace the image of Our Lady paved.

Headed by Rev. Msgr. Juan N. Buentiempo, he commissioned Ben Nierva who is based in Sto. Domingo, Nabua, Camarines Sur to make the second sculpture of the Marian. On May 1, 2008 it is inaugurated anew and now becomes the venue of their yearly Via Crusis during holy week.

The Marian is the biggest in the Philippines. It is all white image and being lighted at night to serve as light house to guide the fisherman back to the shore of Tagbon. If seen from distance, it has a resemblance to a stretching arm of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.