Our Lady of Porta Vaga is the patroness of the Cavite Province. The miraculous icon is currently enshrined at San Roque Parish Church of Cavite City. The image which depicts Our Lady of Solitude was canonically crowned on November 17, 1978 by Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Most Rev. Bruno Torpigliani during the reign of St. John Paul II- which happens to be the first Philippine Marian image crowned during his pontificate. The Blessed Virgin Mary is depicted as garbed in black and white, kneeling as she contemplates the instruments of her Son’s Passion. Before her are the crown of thorns and the nails. The icon is painted on a canvas framed in carved wood. The painting itself is set in gold and silver accouterments with precious gems that are ex votos from her devotees. Currently, the image is also ensconced in a silver frame. The Old Altar of Our Lady of Porta Vaga commemorating with Flores De Mayo The nave of San Roque Parish Church showcasing the newly renovated altars and tabernacle. (The Image of Our Lady of Porta Vaga after the Yapak Procession). There are countless miracles attributed to the icon including the city’s protection against super typhoons.
35th Intramuros Grand Marian Procession
Ever since the Cofradia de la Inmaculada Concepcion of Intramuros revived the annual Grand Marian Procession, Nuestra Señora Dela Soledad De Porta Vaga or also known as the Reina De Cavite, has been one of the active participants. Unlike last year, the theme used for the icon is no longer a Silent Procession ( The Andas is carried by the devotees while on barefoot) and they used the Galleon and adorn it with flamboyant and colorful decorations. The Nuestra Señora Dela Soledad De Porta Vaga. Here’s a video of our Lady at the 35th Grand Marian Procession in Intramuros.