Apr. 15, 2023 02:18 PM
Women from different organizations of the church for a group photo after concluding their yearly Silencio Prusisyon led by Rev. Fr. Jonathan Noel Mojica, Parochial Vicar (Photo by Mr. Kidanzac A. Tallada (EIAM & ADRM), Quiapo Church)
On April 8, 2023, at 7:30 am on Black Saturday, around thirty (30) women from various organizations, namely: Ministry of Collectors (MOC), Mother Butlers Guild (MBG), Catholic Women’s League (CWL), Confraternity of Our Lady of Lourdes and Legion Of Mary (LOM) participated in this year’s Prusisyon Silencio held inside the Quiapo Church.
At the Quiapo Church, the Purisyon Silencio is usually done every morning after Good Friday. The said procession has become a tradition wherein the women accompany the mourning Virgin Mary after witnessing her beloved Son’s most tragic and vicious death. As Mother Mary silently laments and contemplates the finished works of redemption by Jesus while waiting for His glorious resurrection, the Paschal Mystery is reflected upon by the women wearing black at present. During this solemn procession, the participants marched in, starting in the reversed order of the last station of the cross, which is the Resurrection of the Lord, leading to the first station, the Institution of the Eucharist. The procession is led by Rev. Fr. Jonathan Mojica, Parochial Vicar of Quiapo Church, and is assisted by Mr. Adrian Hapa, Liturgy head.
The women walking in silence following the reverse order of the Stations of the Cross together with staff from Formation Ministry and Liturgy Ministry including the image of the Nuesta Senora de la Soledad used during the procession (Photos by Mr. Kidanzac A. Tallada (EIAM & ADRM), Quiapo Church)
This procession is not just about sympathizing with the Virgin Mary in commemorating the Passion of Christ. Also, this event highlights our journey honoring our Mother in fulfilling her role as one of God’s instruments of salvation, wherein she had actively participated in and bore the sufferings of Jesus in humbly consenting to the Father’s ultimate plan of saving humankind.
– Kidanzac A. Tallada | EIAM & ADRM