Unlike the traditional Flores De Mayo or Santacruzan, San Roque Parish Church of Cavite City offered something different this year. An unusual kind of procession was held yesterday (31st of May). Traditionally, Santacruzan is more like a religio-historical beauty pageant that normally depicts the finding of the True Cross by Queen Helena (Reyna Elena). In this procession, there will be a required formation or arrangement of participants starting from Methusela to Queen Helena. Interestingly, each of them carries their own symbols depending on the characters or Marian titles that they are trying to portray. What we have witnessed earlier is more like a Marian procession.
The participants are no longer portraying any character and there is no Reyna Elena too. Instead, the participants are grouped by age (it started from kids to teens) and they are accompanied by different Marian images mounted on their flamboyant Caroza
Prior to the procession, a special mass was held. As soon as it begins, a narrator will recite a brief history about each image. The procession was proceed by the canonically crowned image of Our Lady of Solitude of Porta Vaga.
The weather was not cooperating that time
The Ladies of AVE MARIA