Saturday, January 21, 2012

Marilao's October Devotion Procession 2007

In celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel in Marilao held a Marian Procession featuring images of Mary bearing different titles.

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Listen, my faithful children; open up your petals, like roses planted near running waters; send up the sweet odor of incense, break forth in blossoms like the lily. Send up the sweet odor of your hymn of praise; bless the Lord for all he has done. (Sir 39:13-14)

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The Immaculate Conception

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Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

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Our Lady of the New Advent

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Images of Mary usually come in three forms: Mary carrying the child Jesus, Solitary image and Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus; From L-R: Madonna and Child, unknown title; Our Lady of Guadalupe and another Madonna and Child, unknown title

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Our Lady of Lourdes atop an unusually shaped carroza, like a crown

Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of Christ, you had influence with your divine son while upon earth. You have the same influence now in Heaven. Pray for us; obtain for us from your Divine Son our special requests if it be the Divine Will. Amen.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

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In contrast, from L-R: Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

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Our family's image of Virgen Alegria

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Alegria close-up, after the procession at the patio besides St. Michael Parish

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More Marian images taking the downhill route...

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Nina Maria and if I am not mistaken, Our Lady of Divine Grace

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Marilao's Dolorosa

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Our Lady of Manaog and Our Lady of the Baranggay

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The Festejada image, Our Lady of the Rosary

My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as a proof of my tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart

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I offer you this spiritual Bouquet of Roses because I love you. I put all my confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant my prayer. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.

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Activities after the procession which was threatened by rains, traditional floral offerings of children to Our Lady "alay-alay,"

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From L-R: The retablo of St. Michael Parish and the image of Our Lady of the Rosary back in her galleon inspired altar

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Our Lady of Divine Grace back at her side altar, this is the image used by the faithful of Marilao during the traditional May festivities in honor of Mary

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