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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Throngs of devotees to join Our Lady of Peñafrancia fluvial procession

NAGA CITY, September 17, 2016 (Bicol Standard) -- Crowds of pilgrims and tourists will flock to the banks of the Naga River this afternoon to witness the transfer of the images of Our Lady of Penafrancia and the Divino Rostro via a fluvial procession to the Basilica Minore.

Peñafrancia fluvial procession 2015
Photo by Othelo Orpiada Padre/BICOLSTANDARD.COM

Many will be waving white handkerchiefs, praying the rosary, and holding candles amid shouts of "Viva la Virgen!" and "Viva El Divino Rostro" in this moving display of Marian faith.

Among the activities lined up in connection with the event are a pontifical mass at the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral at 10 a.m., a community mass at the Quadricentennial Arch at 2 p.m., and a Pontifical Mass to be led by Archbishop Socrates Villegas at the Basilica Minore Grounds at 6:30 p.m.

The fluvial procession, which is held a day before the Solemnity of Our Lady of Penafrancia, will begin at 4 p.m. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

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