GMP2014 : Our Lady Of Loreto , Virgen Dela Esperanza De Macarena, Our Lady Of Piat and Virgen Del Carmen

collage567Here are four of the Marian Images participated in the recently held 35th Intramuros Grand Marian Procession. Nuestra Señora De Loreto Our Lady of Loreto known as the Patroness of Aviators, the Protector of the airline industry, the airforce of nations and civil pilots throughout the world. In Sampaloc, Manila Our Lady of Loreto was acknowledge as the Patroness against Fires and the Guardian of Households. Today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Loreto(December 10). The image of Our Lady of Loreto described as Mary carrying Child Jesus and standing on the top of a small replica of the Basilica of Loreto where the Holy House of Loreto is honored.Nuestra Señora Dela Esperanza MacarenaOne of the eye catching image from the event is the huge statue of Virgen Dela Esperanza De Macarena or the Virgin of Hope of Macarena. It is an image depicting Our Lady of Sorrows, commemorating the desolate grievance and piety of the Virgin Mary during Holy Week. Because recreating this image is considered very costly and painstaking, images of this title is often seen rare and limited and we are so lucky that Philippines is one of the Catholic Countries to have the image.
Nuestra Señora De PiatOur Lady of Piat is referred as the Mother of Cagayan and the image is enshrined in Piat (a province in Cagayan). The image of Our Lady of Piat is one of the most revered images among Catholics. Flocking every day to the shrine are devotees queuing to touch the image’s feet seeking her intercessions. The lady is also called the “Black Virgin Mary” because of its color being brown or “muy morena”. That was referred to as the appealing characteristic of the Blessed Virgin. Our Lady of Piat is one of the oldest Marian images in the Philippines and is also called by the natives in Piat as Apo Baket. Virgen Del CarmenOur Lady of Mt CarmelThere are two Virgen Del Carmen or Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the event and they came from different parishes. One of them is the image from the Our Lady of Mt Carmel Shrine Parish at New Manila, Quezon City. Statues of Our Lady of Mount Carmel usually depict her with a Brown scapular, an external sign of the filial relationship established between the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother and Queen of Mount Carmel, and the faithful who entrust themselves totally to her protection, who have recourse to her maternal intercession, who are mindful of the primacy of the spiritual life and the need for prayer.

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