Tuesday, 28 September 2010

It happens only once every five years in Jimena

The image of Our Lady Queen of the Angels (photo), patron saint of the municipality, will follow a tradition that takes her from her sanctuary in Estación up to the main village. This happens once every five years, when the year ends in 0 or 5. She is brought to the village to be closer to the faithful, and is subject to several religious events. This time, three Masses at San Francisco Church. On Friday at 7pm the Rosary will be prayed there in front of Her image. A day later, on Saturday, at 7.30, there will be a Mass in her presence. But the big day for the faithful is on Sunday 3rd, when Our Lady is in procession through the Old Quarter of Jimena, starting at 6pm with a Rosary at San Francisco, followed by the procession on the shoulders of her porters up to the Victoria Church, where a Mass will be held on her arrival. (There will therefore not be the usual Mass at 10am on Sunday at Victoria.)

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