Cubao bishop declares solemnity of Our Lady of Naval on 2nd Sunday of October

The Our Lady of the Rosary La Naval de Manila during the Grand Enthronement Rites on Friday, Sept. 29, at the Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City. (Photos courtesy of EWTN Asia Pacific region Facebook page)

QUEZON CITY, (PIA) — The Diocese of Cubao recently declared every second Sunday of October as the Solemnity of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of La Naval.

The solemnity must be observed in all parishes and chapels beginning this year in accord with the declaration of Pope Paul VI and with the liturgical norms of the Church,” said Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco.

Bishop Ongtioco also encouraged to promote devotion and put into practice the virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary that lead us closer to her Son, Jesus our Lord.

The Declaration came ahead of the October 8 feast of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval, whose revered image is enshrined at the Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City.

Since 1646, the second Sunday of October each year has been celebrated in honor of Our Lady of La Naval.

The annual celebration is highlighted by a street procession that attracts thousands of devotees.

The first procession was held on October 6, 1646, in Manila to commemorate the naval victory of the Spanish-Philippine defenders over the Protestant Dutch invaders in the 17th century.

This year also marks the 50th year since La Naval de Manila became the patroness of the city. (CBCP/PIA-NCR)

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