October 7th, after hearing mass in St. Michael the Archangel Parish did a bit of sight seeing since Kuya Michael also informed me that they have a Grand Marian Procession in the afternoon...too bad I can't stay (till the afternoon) since back at home we also have a Living Rosary that I need to attend.
Marilao's Our Lady of the Rosary
Getting Ready for the Procession
Top left, Marilao's October Devotion activities. San Jose and Our Lady of the Rosary.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary and Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of the Abandoned and Our Lady of Sorrows (she looks a lot like Jean Garcia, a local celebrity)
From L-R: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of Salvation. A Rose filled carroza, not sure for which Marian image.
Marian Images being readied for the afternoon's procession at the municipall hall which is a few steps away from the Parish church.
Back to the "Matandang Visita"
From the Municipal hall, another short walk back to the chapel where the wake of Tita Cora is, I passed by several houses preparing their own images, did not take pictures since they are busily working on the carroza's.
Instead I focused my energies inside the chapel. The chapel started out very small, this is the first Visita built in the area of Marilao, as time went by, as the miracles of the Sto.Cristo spread and the number of Hermanos and Hermanas increased, the chapel expanded to its current structure.
Replica of the miraculous crucifix
Chapel Altar and interiors. The whole chapel is surrounded by stained glass of stories taken from the Bible, both from the old and new testaments.
The original image of the miraculous crucifix
Our Lady of Remedies.
Our Lady of Remedies being readied for the procession in the chapel, a beautiful antique image which initially I thought was sculpted by Nick Lugue.
On to her carroza...I admire the owners who made use of plants all over the neighborhood.
Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaog
The carroza of the Festejada image, Our Lady of the Rosary, enthroned in the Parish