Saturday, December 12, 2009

SLRP Celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Early in the morning of December 8, when most of the surroundings was still dark, a different kind of procession was held in the parish as a humble offering to Mary on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. A penitential procession, where the participants walked barefoot, wound through the streets of Tierra Verde I. Unlike the monthly dawn procession, held every first Saturday of the month as a devotion to Mary, the penitential procession was the parish's way of humbling itself in honor of Mary's purity and virginity. Walking barefoot reveals our nakedness and our vulnerability to sin and temptation. Offering these to Mary is our humble way of acknowledging our imperfection and of seeking her help to strengthen our faith.

The procession was immediately followed by the Holy Mass at 6AM. Another mass was also held at 630PM in the evening.

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