Sunday, October 10, 2010

Feast of La Naval de Manila

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The Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez wedding was touted the 2009 wedding of the year. The wedding was held at the Sto. Domingo Church at Quezon City. Hundreds of fans came to attend the wedding and celebrate love with the couple. Lucky for the couple, they have received Holy Matrimony in front of the La Naval de Manila’s altar. The altar that is mounted only on Her feast day.

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The feast of La Naval de Manila at Sto. Domingo Church, Quezon City is considered one of the most celebrated feasts the Holy Mother. Her festivity is celebrated every 2nd week of October. Highlights include La Naval de Manila’s enthronement, 9-day novena, and the grand procession held on the Sunday after the 9-day novena. Every year, devotees flock at the shrine of La Naval de Manila to attend novena masses and join the grand procession.

The enthronement of the image marks the start of the 9-day novena to La Naval. After the 9-day novena, a grand procession will follow. During the procession, the Saints of the Rosary with their respective escorts are paraded down the streets of Barangay Sto. Domingo, Quezon City. There are 26 images who will be escorting the Holy Queen. For the finale, the 15th century old majestic ivory image of Nuestra Señora del Santissimo Rosario La Naval de Manila, mounted on her boat-like carozza full of fresh flowers, exits the shrine and joins the procession. Her gold vestment will illuminate the dull streets of the barangay as devotees join the procession and pray the Holy Rosary.

The procession usually lasts for 3-4 hours depending on the flow. Seen below is the order of the procession:

  1. San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila
  2. Beata Juana De Aza
  3. Beata Margarita de Castello
  4. Santo Tomas Khuong

  1. San Francisco de Capillas
  2. San Vicente Liem de La Paz
  3. Santa Magdalena de Nagazaki
  4. San Juan Macias

  1. San Martin de Porres
  2. Santa Rosa de Lima
  3. Santa Catalina de Ricci
  4. San Juan de Coloma

  1. San Luis beltran
  2. San Pio V
  3. San Vicente Ferrer
  4. San Antonio de Florencia

  1. Santa Catalina de Siena
  2. Santa Ines de Montepulciano
  3. San Alberto Magno
  4. San Raymundo de Peñafort

  1. Santo Tomas Aquino
  2. Santa Margarita de Hungria
  3. San Jacinto Ordhowatz
  4. San Pedro Martir de Verona

  1. Santo Domingo de Guzman
  2. Señor San Jose
  3. Nuestra Señora del Santissimo Rosario La Naval de Manila
Those who didn't join the procession waited patiently at the shrine and anticipated Her return. When the carozza entered the shrine, devotees exquisitely welcomed Her, waving their handkerchiefs, shouting at the top of their lings, VIVA!

Ora pro nobis Nuestra Señora del Santissimo Rosario La Naval de Manila!

Coverage Tips:
- For the procession pass, you can inquire at the Sto. Domingo museum. However, there's no guarantee that you'll be able to get one.
- During this event, Sto. Domingo church of Quezon City is crowded with devotees. However, the images are already displayed at the hall of the church 4-5 days before the grand procession. You can already take pre shots.
- You can take shots of the image of La Naval during Her enthronement which happens before the 9 days novena and during the grand procession together with the other images.
- The whole stretch of Quezon Avenue (south bound) will be closed for the grand procession. You can easily find a spot there.
- You can read more about La Naval at or visit its Facebook page (La Naval de Manila).

Listen to the traditional La Naval's Despedida A La Virgen, press play!

1 comment:

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