The Virgin Dolorosa
the Virgin Dolorosa
The image of the Holy Mother dressed in a black cape is virtually a constant presence in those popular traditions that worship her, from the beginnings of the devotion up to the present day. The image of a mother in mourning dress remains essentially tied to popular rites, particularly during Easter Week. On Resurrection Sunday de Mass of the Encounter is held on the Island. As soon as the Eucharist emerges, the Sacred Sacrament appear, accompanied by the men of the community. At the same time, the image of the Virgin Dolorosa appears, accompanied by the women. An encounter between the Mother and Child occurs in the town square after the performance of three salutations. Just before the last salutation, the Dolorosa's black cape is removed and she appears in white dress in order to continue beside her Son in the procession.
the Virgin Dolorosa appear in the tradition of Puerto Rican wooden