By Christina Hermoso
Barefoot male devotees known as the “voyadores” will lead the annual Traslacion Procession in Naga City at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, carrying the revered images of Our Lady of Penafrancia fondly called by devotees as “Ina” and the Divino Rostro (Holy Face), on their shoulders for the annual procession from the Penafrancia Basilica to the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral, serving as a prelude to the much-awaited fluvial procession on September 15, and the Solemnity of Our Lady of Penafrancia on Sept.16.
Tomorrow marks the 136th Feast of the Divino Rostro, one of the highlights of the much awaited 308th Penafrancia Festival.
A series of activities will be held very early in the morning tomorrow starting with a penitential procession of the image of “Ina” at 4 a.m. from the basilica to the Our Lady of Penafrancia Parish. It will be followed by a pontifical mass to be presided by Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona at 5:30 a.m. A community mass (misa ng bayan) will be held at 6:30 a.m., to be followed by hourly masses. A holy mass will also be celebrated at the Plaza de Covarrubias at 2 p.m. Archbishop
Tirona will preside over a pontifical mass at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by a community mass at 7 p.m. at the cathedral.
The first of the nine-day novena masses in honor of “Ina” will be held tomorrow until September 15. The much-awaited fluvial procession along the Naga River that will bring back the Holy Images from the centuries-old Naga Cathedral to the basilica will be held at 4 p.m. on Sept. 15.