Last night, the Mother Mary statue was transported from the Chiesa del Carmine to the Chiesa Madre for this holy period. This very intimate church has has standing room only, with lines out the door every morning, as mass has been held at the Chiesa del Carmine leading up to this day.
People from the town followed in a procession behind her, on her way to Mass.
Our choir sang for this special Mass...
Much of the original gold adorning this statue were given as gifts from those who received blessings from the Mother Mary. Women who prayed for their husbands to return safely, mothers who prayed for their children's health, would offer what little precious items they might have. The crowns you see here were gifts from my Sister-in-law Maria Elena's Mother and Grandmother more that fifty years ago.