Santa Catalina de Alexandria Church, more popularly called the Our Lady of Namacpacan Church because it is the shrine of “Apo Baket”, the image of Virgin Mary which is believed to be miraculous. The church is located in Victoria, luna, La Union.
According to the historical sketch done by Msgr. Quintin Velasquez, the image was ordered by the Augustinian friars of Vigan from Spain in 1871, but the galleon bound for Vigan was caught in a storm and accidentally landed in Luna, La Union. When the storm ended, they were unable to remove the statue from its place. They took it as a signal that the image wanted to stay.
Photos by Irish Lucina and Kathleen Discaya
How to get there
From Cubao/Pasay (via bus), ride a bus going to Ilocos. Get off from at Balaoan, then ride a tricycle to Luna, la Union.