My parents can’t even remember as to when they really start attending the feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia. They’ve been devotees even before I was born so if my calculations are correct they’ve been faithful adherents for more than 30 years. This celebration has been a family tradition ever since. My siblings and I used to come with our parents yearly, however, when we started to have a family of our own we started skipping year after year. Last year, I didn’t make it but for this year my husband and I decided to tag along. We leave for Naga the night before the feast and traveled in a convoy for 9 hours until we reach Naga at sunrise. I have quite a number of photos taken and I’d like to share it here on my blog.


Our Lady of Penafrancia

Our Lady of Peñafrancia (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia in the Philippines, and Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia or Virgen de la Peña de Francia in Spain) is a wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in Naga City, Bicol, Philippines. The image comes from the original image enshrined in Salamanca, Spain. It is currently housed at the Peñafrancia Basilica where every September is held for the novena festivities in honor of the image as the principal Patroness and Queen of Bicol.

Pope Pius XI granted the image a Canonical coronation on 20 September 1924 via his Apostolic delegate, Monsignor Guillermo Piani. On 3 December 2015, a mosaic image of the Virgin Mary under this title was officially enshrined at the Vatican Gardens for the 14th slot at the pontifical mandate of Pope Francis. The ceremony was attended by the President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III who unveiled the image with honors.  -Wikipedia

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Welcome to Naga City

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Eurotel Naga Branch

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Everyone gathered for this important event.

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Our Lady of Penafrancia

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Water Fluvial

 

DAY 261 #2015 : Waiting for Our Lady of Peñafrancia #Peñafrancia2015 #wheninbicol

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