Sunday, May 27, 2012

Flores de Mayo 2012 in Boac

Flores de Mayo is all about devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. She, whose soul is. for all Catholics, infused with every grace possible. During this whole month of fragrant flowers offered to Inang Maria, they pray and meditate upon her infinite virtues.

The Flores de Mayo tradition commonly known here as Sagalahan simply calls to mind some of those virtues through the many titles (seen below as represented by the beautiful young ladies of the town), that appear to bring devotees closer to her. 

Above photo: Queen of Flowers, represented by Rosemarie Francoise Alino
Queen of Angels


Queen of Apostles

Queen of Martyrs

Queen of Nations

Queen of Confessors

Queen of Virgins

Queen of All Saints

Queen of Peace

Queen of Patriarchs

Queen of the Family

Mary Mystical Rose

The A-V-E   M-A-R-I-A Girls

And here she comes...

The likeness of the Queen Mother in art

...towering above them all

as the marching band played on...

Susong Dalaga Hill

Susong Dalaga Hill
Susong Dalaga Hill from Bagtasan isthmus

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