Cofrades consecrate to Nuestra Señora de la Salud and enroll to Cofradia de Tránsito de Nuestra Señora


QUEZON CITY–The first batch of confraternity members of the newly revived Cofradia de Tránsito de Nuestra Señora in honor of Nuestra Señora de la Salud, were finally enrolled into the confraternity last October 2, 2021 in the San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish, Quezon City. The Enrollment Rite was officiated by Fray Rommel Rubia, OAR, while the Thanksgiving Mass was celebrated by Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR.

(left) Fray Plata incenses the original image of Nuestra Señora de la Salud. (right) Fray Rubia presides on the Rite of Enrollment of the candidates to the Cofradia.

The new cofrades made their individual personal consecration and commitment in front of the miraculous and venerated image of Nuestra Señora de la Salud, after which they affixed their signatures in the document which was counter signed by three witnesses. This act made them officially members of the cofradia with the right to enjoy the spiritual privileges granted to this confraternity. 

As an external sign of their enrollment, the new cofrades were imposed with a scapular of the confraternity and were provided with the statutes of the confraternity, an image of La Salud, the confraternity medallion and other devotional items.

This batch is composed of 46 individuals who did not just come from other parishes within Metro Manila, but as far as the province of Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal and Pampanga; and took the risk of travelling in the midst of travel restrictions due to the pandemic just to be enrolled in the cofradia. Although these new members differ in many aspects like age, work, experience and status in life; their love for Nuestra Señora de la Salud, and the desire to spread her devotion, bonded them together in this spiritual fraternity.

Here are the names of the new members of the Cofradia de Transito de Nuestra Señora in honor of Nuestra Señora de la Salud:

  • Alvin Luis G. Lelina
  • Ann Grizelle Guison
  • Beatriz S. Hermoso
  • Mike Bismark C. Garcia 
  • Charito Cordova
  • Cristopher M. Rivera
  • Clapton Eric R. Flores
  • Delia Espanola
  • Digna C. Pacis
  • Dylan de Mesa
  • Eric Estefan B. Badong 
  • Estela E. Sitjar
  • Evelyn T. Bunagan
  • Maria Fatima Tamayo
  • Fray Alexus E. Mansueto, OAR
  • Fray Julius James T. Tinapao, OAR
  • Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR
  • Fray Rommel L. Rubia, OAR
  • Homer A. Bunyi
  • Jaime V. Astrande
  • James Benedict Malabanan
  • Jelly V. Azada
  • Josefina Punzalan
  • Joseph Ryan Moscoso
  • Joshua L. Mariano
  • Juan Paolo N. Bagatsing
  • John Rex Jardinero
  • Luz A. Cruz
  • Lydia T. Morales
  • Marie Grace Michelle U. Tima
  • Mark Anthony C. Bartolome
  • Mary Jane Valero
  • Melchor Dominic Bueno
  • Mon del Rosario Torres III
  • Nhelvin Y. Solis
  • Norma Ouano
  • Paulo Roberto C. Lelina, III
  • Remigio A. Acosta, III
  • Ronald T. Tulayba
  • Rosario T. Galang
  • Rose Rebecca B. Esteban
  • Ruth O. Chua
  • Sandra Aguinaldo
  • Solita Monsod
  • Stephanie P. Ungria
  • Zenaida Lapuz

Congratulations to the new cofrades, and may they grow in holiness in their specific state of life as they support each other in the Cofradia de Transito de Nuestra Señora under the protective veil of the Black Virgin of Health.

Viva Morenita! Viva La Salud!

The Cofradia’s estandarte

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