As with the Shroud of Turin, skeptics have wanted to run tests on this miraculous image to see if it was painted by human hands.
Until the present, the miraculous image is the only sacred icon in the Philippines ever crowned personally by a Pope.
At the high altar is the miraculous image of the Virgin which has given the church its name.
In the interior, the altar houses a miraculous image of the Madonna, which, according to the tradition, was discovered by a worker during the founding works.
The Church has no official statement yet regarding the devotion to the "miraculous image", but it does not hinder it.
It has been built in 1754 after Holy Mary appeared to a young girl and fosters a miraculous image of the Virgin.
It houses the miraculous image of Sto.
Inside is preserved a miraculous image of "Our Lord in pain".
In the church, a miraculous wooden image of the Virgin Mary is honored.
On the morning of August 15, 1981, this miraculous image was stolen from her shrine at the Peñafrancia Church.