Friday, January 16, 2015

A little bit of research

In the Basilica del Pilar at Zaragoza there is a statue of the Virgen del Pilar adorned with a small mantle. In fact she has many mantles, the first one donated in 1504. Each day the mantle is changed for one of the others from the collection of over 300. The oldest one in current use was given by the City Council in 1762. 

The mantles were donated by various individuals, families, businesses, brotherhoods, political institutions etc. over the years.

I am not sure which of those mantles is coming to Bigastro, we shall have to wait and see.

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