The 37th Intramuros Grand Marian Procession #IGMP2016
Intramuros Grand Marian Procession is probably considered as one of the biggest Marian events in Luzon where over a hundred images of the Virgin Mary are being showcased in a parade along the historic road of Intramuros. The event is celebrated annually and is organized by the Cofradia every first Sunday of December. The event is also done in celebration of Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion (the principal patroness of the Philippines) which is on December 8.
Looking back at history, the first Marian procession in Intramuros can be traced way back in 1619 during the Spanish period. The tradition was preserved but the way it is being celebrated was changed throughout the years. Today, the annual grand procession is still being done where different most prominent Marian images are being paraded alongside with marching bands, folk dancers and of course the hundreds of devotees who travel all the way from their respective towns just to join the parade.This is actually my fourth year to attend such event and I am still overwhelmed to see all these miraculous icons being paraded along Intramuros. As a Marian devotee, it is truly a rewarding experience to witness such event that gathers different Marian images in the country. The streets in Intramuros was illuminated by candles coming from different carrozas that carry the Blessed images of Mary. We have to remind ourselves that despite of many Images or icons depicting Mary and despite of many titles the are being named to her, we are referring to one and that is the Blessed Virgin Mary. So now, allow me to share you the photos taken from the recently concluded 37th Intramuros Grand Marian Procession.
San Lorenzo Ruiz. He is considered as the first Filipino saint and his main shrine can be found in Binon Church in Manila (Check : A Trip To Binondo : Binondo Church)San Pedro CalungsodSan AndressSaint JosephOur Lady of Fatima of Binakayan CaviteSta Ana of HagonoySagrada FamiliaDulcisimo Nombre De MariaSanta Maria Estrella Del MarThe Annunciation
La Divina MatrimoniaThe VisitationNuestra Señora Stella MarisNuestra Señora Dela OMadonna Salus Infirmorum
Mary The Health of the Sick
5 thoughts on “The 37th Intramuros Grand Marian Procession #IGMP2016”
Thanks for posting these pics..they are truly inspiring for Marian devotees like me.God bless you.
thank you for posting the pics… as a fellow marian devotee. its is truly inspiring to see this!
Nakakatuwa itong post mo. Many Marian devotees will enjoy this. 🙂
Happy New Year!
Hello blogger, thank you for this info about the 37th GMP. And I’m happy to know that, on page 5, you included the Nuestra Señora De la Salud (de los Recoletos). I purposely enclosed in parentheses the last three words appended to this Marian title because they just refer to these group of religious who first brought the image to the Philippines. Just want to inform you also that the said image (the original is 382 years old since its arrival in the country) joined the procession FOR THE FIRST TIME. This was one of the novelties of the 37th GMP.
Thanks for dropping and for the additional info.. i hope the image will be part of the next Grand Marian Procession again