Pinoys From Home, Abroad Show Devotion to Peñafrancia Patroness

Filipinos from home and abroad gave a moving show of faith for the patroness of Peñafrancia as they marked the 300th anniversary of their devotion to her in Bicol over the weekend.

Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said he was overwhelmed to see the fluvial procession along Bicol River Saturday and hear devotees' shouts of joy and victory.

“[The devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia] is something different and very unique," Bastes said in an article posted on the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news site Sunday.

Devotees came not only from various parts of the Philippines, but also from Australia, Singapore, Netherlands, Canada, France, Switzerland, Spain, Vatican City, United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, Thailand, Kuwait, Papua New Guinea and parts of the United States, the CBCP said.

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