Philippines’ Black Nazarene: Devotion of a Culture of Touch

“The barefoot procession of an almost 4.3-mile journey starts from the Quirino Grandstand at Luneta and snakes its way towards the narrow streets,” Monsignor Ignacio said.

“Passing through the city’s winding roads, after 19 hours of spiritual euphoria, the procession eventually reaches Quiapo at the Basilica Minore de Nazareno. The devotees flood by to touch the image and throw cloths to touch the image, before receiving the cloths back.

“Our culture is a culture of touch and, significantly, in a way we want to touch heaven.”

Source: Licas News

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