Maria, one of the town’s in Siquijor, is the home to the Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish and church. From the church’s main gate, it can be seen that the church’s facade and the belfry are “recent” addition. When I say recent, I mean the addition were made after the Spanish rule in the islands.
The town’s feast day is May 24. One of the tourist attraction inside the church is the image of Saint Rita of Casia, which many dubbed as haunted because of the image’s black dress and her piercing stare. As a child, I used to close my eyes when we pass by this image because I am a scaredy cat. Now, I just look at it as one of the symbols of the Catholic Church and probably the sculptor’s interpretation of St. Rita.
If you are interested in doing a visita iglesia in Siquijor, consider reading our proposed itinerary.