Virgen de la Salud joins 40th IGMP


Intramuros, MANILA–The image Nuestra Señora de la Salud joined the 40th Intramuros Grand Marian Procession (IGMP) last Sunday, December 1, 2019 in the walled city of Manila. More than 300 devotees from three Recollect parishes in Manila and other devotees from Parañaque, Quezon Province, and Batangas flocked together in Colegio de Sta. Rosa to participate and to express their support for the miraculous Marian image in the said event.

The procession started at 4:00 PM but the image of the black Virgin of Health, which was designated as the 67th Carroza, was able to join the procession at around 7:00 PM. The procession and the praying of the rosary was led by Fr. Emilio Quilatan, OAR.

This is the fourth time that Nuestra Señora de la Salud joined the IGMP while it is the first time that the vicaria (replica image) of the Black Virgin was used in the procession.

James Erold Gatinao

Fray James Erold P. Gatinao, OAR

Religious of the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno