Thursday, January 13, 2011
This excellent cover from Philippines features the complete series commemorating the 300 years of devotion to our lady of Peñafrancia. I am going to quote the Philpost on the issue of this series:
"The Feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia is a one-week affair that starts on the second Friday of September when the miraculous Ina is transferred from her shrine to the centuries-old Naga Metropolitan Cathedral. This procession is locally called traslacion where the miraculous images of Our Lady of Peñafrancia and of the Divino Rostro journey to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Naga City for a Novena and Holy Masses. This began in 1885 and ushers in the week long festivities in the locality. A nine-day novena and prayers are held in her honor. This event is considered as the biggest and most popular religious event in the Philippines".
Nice, kinda like 12 de diciembre in Mexico the day of La Virgen de Guadalupe.
Thanks to John Paul :)