The 37th Grand Marian Procession within Intramuros had kicked off with hundred of thousands of devotees from all parts of the country went to the annual procession .
The procession was revived in 1980 by Intramuros administration in partnership with Cofradia de la Immaculada Concepcion , Philippine Navy , Philippine Army, schools within Intramuros , local government units and devotees.
Colegio de San Juan de Letran student band
The event was very solemn and simple back in the 1980’s , eventually more marian statues and images from different parts of the country joined in the annual procession.
Nuestra Señora de Asuncion devotees from Bulakan , Bulacan province
This procession became one of the biggest Marian procession attracting foreign tourists and balikbayans. The holding area was the the entire Magallanes drive , since parts of Fort Santiago is being rehabilitated unlike in the previous years.
Saint John of Bosco
I think this is a good idea , since Magallanes drive is bigger and more people can view the images .
Since it will take a long time to upload photos , here are just some of the Marian statues from different parts of the country.
NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LAS SALERAS
The town of Aliaga used to be part of the province of Pampanga, before In 1848, Gapan, San Antonio, Cabiao and Aliaga were segregated and made part of Nueva Ecija. It was on the 8th of February 1849 that Aliaga was formally erected as town.
The name “de las Saleras” was associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary because of the miraculous event.
devotees from Aliaga, Nueva Ecija
The Spaniards in search of new colonies in the pacific usually affix a holy image in their shipping vessels. The image of the Blessed virgin or the “Sto. Niño” were commonly placed to serve as a guide and a patron, and also to introduce the Roman Catholic Religion.
We were given some estampitas with some salt ( for blessing and cleansing ) by some of the devotees. The estampitas is also one way to spread the devotion to other people who might not be too familiar with these images / representation of the virgin mary .
Nuestra SEÑORA de Stella Maris devotees
The devotees of Nuestra SEÑORA de Stella Maris also gave away 2 kinds of estampitas .
Stella Maris refers to Polaris (α Ursae Minoris); A title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known in English as Our Lady, Star of the Sea.
Nuestra Señora de Stella Maris
Our Lady of Montserrat or Nuestra Señora de Montserrat
The devotion of Our Lady of Monserrat originally came from Spain , eventually the devotion spread into the country .
a devotee holding a minor relic from Montserrat, Spain
The image was owned by a private collector and his family friend showed us a minor relic from Montserrat cave in Spain. The pieces of limestone rocks were just recently acquired a few months ago .
Our Lady of the Barangay
Our Lady of the Barangay had a more elaborate balintawak , crown and aureola or aureole . The processional carriage was festooned with dozens of light pink and fuchia colored roses , carnations , white phalaenopsis flowers , star gazers ( liliums) . We got a more traditional Our Lady of the Barangay bought from a santo collector from Laguna province last month.
Our Lady , The Untier of Knots
Our Lady , The Untier of Knots is also known as Mary the Undoer of Knots .
This image had started to gain its following in the country , some parishes in Novaliches , Quezon City. The Parish Church of Kristong Hari (Christ the King) and future Shrine of the Youth . There was a travelling pilgrim statue which toured some parishes within Novaliches area few months ago .
The overall mood was very festive and there were a lot of devotees due to clear weather. We have to leave the place by past 4:30 pm .