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Penafrancia de Mayo 2024: Marian Exhibit

Museo de Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia Our Lady of Peñafrancia Basilica and National Shrine Compound, Naga City

The month of May has always been dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. As we welcome the month of May here in Naga, we also celebrate our Beloved Ina through our observance of Peñafrancia de Mayo. Yesterday, we kick-off our month-long celebration with the opening of the Marian Exhibit here at the Museo de Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia. The Marian Exhibit features the different images and titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary hailing from the various municipalities of the Bicol Region. These images will then join the Grand Marian Procession here in Naga as part of our Peñafrancia de Mayo…

Peñafrancia de Mayo 2024: Naga Grand Marian Procession

Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Peñafrancia Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Peñafrancia in Naga City, Naga City, Philippines

NAGA GRAND MARIAN PROCESSION ROUTE | Enriching and sharing the gift of devotion! As part of our Pilgrim City’s observance of Peñafrancia de Mayo, we invite our devout faithful to join us as we celebrate our Beloved Ina, together with the different images and titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the various municipalities of the Bicol Region, for the Naga City Grand Marian Procession!Take a look at the route for this year’s Marian Procession. It will be held at the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Minor Basilica and National Shrine, along the major streets of Naga City.PEÑAFRANCIA DE MAYO 2024:…

Philippine Independence Day

On June 5, 1898, Aguinaldo issued a decree at his house located in what was then known as Cavite El Viejo proclaiming June 12, 1898 as the day of independence. The Acta de la Proclamacion de la Independencia del Pueblo Filipino was solemnly read by its author, Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, Aguinaldo's war counselor and special delegate. The 21-page declaration was signed by 98 Filipinos, appointed by Aguinaldo, and one retired American artillery officer, Colonel L. M. Johnson. The Philippine flag was officially unfurled for the first time at about 4:30 p.m, as the Marcha Nacional Filipina was played by the band of San Francisco de Malabon.   By Patrick…

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

The Immaculate Conception (1767–1769) by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Wikipedia) December 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines, of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the womb of St. Anne. Under Republic of Act 10966, today marks a SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY in observance of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.