I promised myself that I will bring back my little boy in Naga City when he turn 7 years old and if possible it will be during the Penafrancia Feast. That's because I think by then, he will be able to tolerate the long travel when he is older enough.
But since hubby surprised us with a vacation, the Bicol visit was made earlier. We arrived here Friday night, and yesterday we just stayed home the whole day getting busy with family and friends celebrating my SIL's graduation.
Just in time, its Palm Sunday today, so before we went around Naga City, we visited the Basilica Minore first and foremost so at least I can still fulfill my promise.
|My little boy Ivan with the Basilica priest who officiated the Palm Sunday mass we attended|
The Basilica Minore located at Balatas Road, Naga City is home for the Image of Our Lady of Penafrancia. The basilica was fully constructed in September 1981. On May 22, 1982, no less than the late, His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin officiated the solemn inauguration and dedication.
|in front of the Basilica Minore|
The Feast of Our Lady of Penafrancia is being celebrated in during the 3rd Saturday and Sunday every September of the year. It is when millions of Bicolanos and even non-Bicolanos who are devotees of INA flock Naga City in Camarines Sur to pay honor to the Virgin of Penafrancia, miraculous patroness of the Bicol Region.