The canonical coronation of the Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de Capas enshrined at the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Church in Tarlac will be held in May.
Fr. Melvin Castro, the parish’s head pastor, announced the date of the canonical coronation of the Marian image in his Facebook page Thursday.
“Canonical coronation of the Mater Dolorosa confirmed May 31, 2021,” he said.
The Diocese of Tarlac announced that Pope Francis approved the canonical coronation of the Mater Dolorosa last October.
CBCP News said the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments approved the petition last Oct. 1.
Castro said although it will be the first such coronation in the Diocese of Tarlac’s 57-year history, the devotion to the Mater Dolorosa started as early as 1923.
In 2018, the image was honored with an episcopal coronation.
Castro said the Vatican’s approval only “affirms our faithful’s devotion to the Mater Dolorosa.”
“Our Lady heard our prayer,” he said.