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Fervent meeting between Jesús Nazareno and the Mare de Déu de Loreto

23 2022 April - 08: 45

The morning of this Saturday, April 23, 2022 has been special. The light rain this morning has not prevented hundreds of people from attending the meeting between the Mare de Déu de Loreto and Jesús Nazareno. The fervor for both images has been felt since the beginning of the pilgrimage.

Both Jesús Nazareno and Mare de Déu de Loreto have left their respective parishes accompanied by dozens of parishioners who have filled the main streets of both urban centers. The Virgin, heading towards the historic center, and her son, Jesús, towards the port, have joined their paths in front of the Asilo Hermanos Cholbi where the fervent meeting took place with the performance of the Grup de Danses del Portitxol between the two images.

At this time, and as happened in 1996, the Mare de Déu de Loreto, together with Jesús Nazareno, have taken the road to Church of St. Bartholomew where it will remain during the night of today Saturday. But in it, they have made a stop, although the Nazarene had already done it on the descent.

On the way up, the two sizes have stopped on Juan Carlos I avenue, where they were, in front of the Santeret, the image of La Soledad and the Nazarene, the work of the local sculptor, Juan Bautista Devesa.

Five years have passed since the two carvings were together, on that occasion, in the seaside neighborhood of Duanes de la Mar for the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the image of the Nazarene in Jávea, and 26 years since the Virgin was in the historic center on the occasion of the centenary of the festivities in honor of the Virgin of Loreto.

After 24 hours, and after the visit of the xabieros, tomorrow, Sunday, around 18:30 p.m., the pilgrimage will be held again, but this time so that both images say goodbye. The two carvings will be accompanied by all citizens to the meeting point where they will separate their paths to each of their parishes.

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