Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The special mass


The mass organised by the Hermandad de la Virgen de Belén took place on Saturday at the parish church in Bigastro.

During the course of this traditional mass, the President of the Brotherhood, D. Joaquín Ortuño, appointed D. Francisco Grau Honorary Life Member of the Brotherhood of the VIrgin of Bethlehem.

One of the first things that Francisco Grau did, when he was appointed General was to offer his fajin (his commemorative belt) to the Virgin in the church. On that occasion the band played a concert in tribute to Francisco Grau.

Fortunately it didn’t rain on Saturday evening otherwise that immaculate white uniform would have got rather dirty.

I had intended to go down into Bigastro to take some photographs myself but following my health scare on Friday, decided against it. Thankfully there was someone there with a camera to record the occasion.

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