Baesa

Brown Madonna

Brown Madonna

As the maiden branch of Eternal Gardens, the park in Baesa was the first to exhibit the Transfiguration, the iconic statue of Jesus Christ designed by Dean Napoleon Abueva. The one towering over the branch along the entrance to North Luzon Expressway was created by the National Artist himself.

Aside from the Transfiguration, which has, since its installation, become a popular landmark in the area, other religious images can be found within Eternal Gardens Baesa, such as the statue of the Brown Madonna or the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary depicted as a Filipina Mother. This religious icon is symbolic of the Filipinos’ devotion to the blessed mother. a replica of the image was presented to the pope John Paul II in 1985 by the founder of the Eternal Gardens, Amb. Antonio Cabangon Chua. The statue in Baesa was created by Florante “Boy” Caedo.

Still another image found in the park that represents both Filipino culture and devotion is that of San Lorenzo Ruiz De Manila, the first Filipino saint.