Our Lady Of Amorseco in San Fernando, Pampanga is enshrined at Our Lady of Amorseco House of Prayer which has become a center for outreach programs and many religious crusades.
In 1987, Mrs. Rosalio C. Toledano of San Fernando traded a small image of Our Lady in exchange for fabrics with dry goods dealer, Lhoree Lee. Her family started smelling the scent of roses and candles which they first dismissed. But on October 9, amor seco (cogon flowers) began appearing and sticking to the hair of their Marian image, until the whole face and vestments were totally covered.
On October 13, the tiny statue began to weep. People started coming in droves to see the Virgin—now known as Our Lady of Amorseco. The Virgin also began sending messages through the school caretaker, Romeo G. Pabustan, who has since become her medium.
Recently, Kapuso actress Glydel Mercado attested miracle of Our Lady of Amorseco. In real life, Glydel is a religious person, having collection of images of saints. This is the reason why the actress doesn’t hesitate to accept the Poon, one of the official entry in the 3rd Cine Filipino Film Festival which began on May 9 and will end up on May 15. The Cine Filipino Festival is a joint project of Cignal TV and Unitel Productions, Inc. which has eight movie entries.
According to Glydel, who is a Marian devotee and believes in miracle, “Nang mabasa ko ang script, sabi ko, akong-ako ito kaya tinanggap ko ang project.
“Marami akong santo sa bahay at bago ako umalis, lahat sila dinadasalan ko kaya nagagalit si Tonton [Gutierrez, her husband] dahil natatagalan ako.”
Glydel regularly went to The Our Lady of Amorseco in Pampanga. According to her, there are miracles that happened to her because of the said image.
Glydel’s testimony: “Tuwing October 8 ang feast day ng Our Lady of Amorseco.
“Kapag iniimbitahan nila kami, nagkakataon na may mga taping kami ni Tonton. “Pero biglang napa-pack up sa araw na yun ang taping namin, limang beses nang nangyayari yun.”
Among the celebrities who also went to San Fernando, Pampanga to see Our Lady of Amorseco are Eula Valdez and Nora Aunor.