Monday before Easter

Virgen de la Soledad, Murcia, Murcia, Spain

In 1943, a woman of Murcia ordered a statue of the grieving Virgin from the sculptor José Sánchez Lozano. She placed it in her private chapel, but lent it every year to the Confraternity of the Most Holy Christ of Pardon for their procession on Monday of Holy Week In 2008, her grandchildren of the Albacete López Mesas family gave the statue to the parish church of San Antolín. A black-clad subconfraternity, the Sisterhood of the Virgin of Grief, marches with the Virgen de la Soledad at the end of the procession. (Information from M. de la Vieja, "Devoción de un barrio por La Soledad," La Verdad, March 11, 2008, and other sources. Image from Cartel Maria Reina del Mundo,   

Also in procession this day:
bulletMaría Santísima de las Aguas, Seville, Seville, Andalusia, Spain (St. Mary of the Waters)
bulletNuestra Señora de las Mercedes, Seville, Seville, Andalusia, Spain (Our Lady of Mercy)
bulletMaría Santísima de Gracia y Amparo, Córdoba, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain
bulletVirgen de la Soledad, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain


Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly