Residents of the resort island of Boracay are urged to sustain their devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary even as traditional feasts in her honor will not be held this year.
Father Palermo Suganob, assistant parish priest of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, said the Blessed Virgin Mary has been a “patron saint” of the islanders although the official patron of the island is Saint Joseph the Worker.
“For the first time in recent history, we will culminate the ‘Flores de Mayo’ with the online streaming of the Holy Mass,” said the priest.
For years, the parish has been integrating catechism with the annual observance of the “Flores de Mayo” and “Santacruzan.”
The “Flores de Mayo” is a festival held in the Philippines in the month of May. It is one of the May devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary and lasts for the entire month.
The “Santacruzan” is the ritual pageant held on the last day of the “Flores de Mayo.”