27 March 2010

Virgin of Sorrows

I have mentioned nothing concerning the day to day extravaganza here as Easter approaches. This article provides a good overview of the events and what it is like here right now in this most Catholic of countries. One is constantly encountering little processions in the street as small groups follow religious icons being carried around the city.

Yesterday, the Friday before Holy Week, was dedicated to the Virgin of Sorrows. Little shrines sprung up on what seemed like every block.

This one was erected in a small room opening onto the street directly across from my little grocery store. Shrines for the Virgin of Sorrows feature the color purple.

1 comment:

Four Dinners said...

For an athiest, I'm starteld at how much I do like these pics old bean.

Sort of peaceful?