The Virgin of La Naval
One of the many saints venerated in Manila was Mary the mother of Jesus who was also known as the Virgin of La Naval. Its full title is Nuestra Señora de a Naval de Manila. It was believed that the Virgin of La Naval performed a miracle in 1646 wherein Manila was saved from Dutch invaders. The people were so amazed by the miracle that they decided to celebrate the Virgin every year. The celebration or feast is still practiced today in Quezon City.
What is a “miracle?” A miracle is something that cannot be explained by science. It is an impossible event that people believe can only be made possible by heaven.