Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes Day 2011

Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes/ Our Lady of Mercy day is upon us again. Each year on September 24th the faithful make their trek to Santo Cerro in La Vega to show their devotion to this patron saint. Those who cannot make this venture will be visiting their local Catholic Church to pay homage to las Mercedes.

Here in Colonial Zone the churches have services ending with a procession of the faithful. They have music and walk the streets of Zona Colonial carrying their statues. I have watched this procession each year(I have a video of this on the page about las Mercedes) and the statue of Las Mercedes always catches my eye. The statue is so beautiful and it looks so real. It is a true work of art. Since I am not Catholic I do not understand this so please forgive me if I do not explain this correctly.

More information about Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes/ Our Lady of Mercy and why she is so special to Dominican Republic. There is also a video I took a few years ago from my balcony of the procession.