Royal, Very Old, Venerable and Dominican Penitential and Sacramental Brotherhood of St. True Cross, Our Mather of Church, Jesus Child and St. Resurrection of Christ

Canonical Erection
1223

Canonical Seat
Conventual Church of Saint Paul (Dominican FF.)

Headquarter
Vera Cruz St., 9, 34005, Palencia
secretaria@veracruzpalencia.org

First Brother
D. Agustín Ramos Torres

Num. brothers
1400

Habit

Black tunic with green buttons, black cord, black cap, green cape, black gloves (except processions without cap which are white gloves.

HISTORY

Royal, Very Old, Venerable and Dominican Penitential and Sacramental Brotherhood of St. Venerated Cross, Our Mather of Church, Jesus Child and St. Resurrection of Christ, common known as "True Cross", is considered as the oldest Penitential from the city of Palencia, because its foundation is being traditionally attributed to San Vicente Ferrer in 1415, during his preaching in the city of Palencia. However, in 2006, after investigations carried out, documentary evidence that its origin comes from the joint foundation in the Monastery of St. Toribio de Liebana, by the bishops of Leon, Palencia, Oviedo and Burgos, between May and September 1181, around a relic of the Lignum Crucis.

Lent and Holy Week events

Ash Wednesday
Mass with imposition of ash

Friday of Lent
Stations of the Cross

Lent
Quinary to St. True Cross

Lent
Triduum to Our Mather of Venerated Cross

Holy Thursday
Mass at the Lord's Supper

Holy Friday
Holy Trades

Easter Sunday
Mass & General Communion

Other events in the year

Every sunday in the year
Prayer to the Cross

January, 1st
Sweet Name of Jesus Mass

April, 29th
St. Catalina of Siene Mass

May, 3rd
Invention of the Cross Mass

May, 5th
Saint Vicente Ferrer Mass

August, 8th
Saint Domingo of Guzman Mass

August, 18th
St. Elena Mass

September, 13rd
Vigil to Holy Venerated Cross

September, 14th
Mass and procession of Exaltation of the Cross

November
Deceased Mass