Motorcade to replace procession of image of Our Lady of Lourdes this year

Published February 10, 2021, 2:31 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

Instead of the traditional grand procession, the image of the Our Lady of Lourdes in Quezon City will have a motorcade on Thursday, Feb. 11 in celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

In a Facebook post, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, the motorcade will start after the 12 noon Mass of Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco.

Our Lady of Lourdes at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Quezon City.
(CBCP / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

NSOLL said the Marian image will visit nearby parishes of Sta. Teresita Del Niño De Jesus Parish, Most Holy Redeemer Parish and Sta. Perpetua Parish before heading back to the Shrine.

It was in 1858 when the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared eighteen times to Bernadette Soubirous, a 14 year old peasant girl while she was collecting fire woods near the grotto of Massabielle, near Lourdes, France.

According to Bernadette Soubirous the Virgin Mary was dressed in white with equally white veil, blue belt and with yellow rose on each foot.

Feb. 11, 1858 was the first day of these eighteen apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lourdes where she recalled the importance of prayer, the rosary, penance and humility.

To honor these apparitions, the Roman Catholic Church venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title Our Lady of Lourdes.

In the Philippines, the replica of the Our Lady of Lourdes is enshrined in the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Quezon City. 

 
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