Franciscan Brotherhood of Piety Virgin

Passion Saturday | 19.00 h.

Piety and Reconciliation

[19:15] St Agustin • Main Street • Av Republic Argentine • Our Mother Rocamador • Jacobo Romero • Av. Modesto Lafuente • María de Molina • Virgen de la Esperanza • Casañé • Av. Cardenal Cisneros • Pintor Oliva • St Joseph • [20:30 Church St Joseph · Penitence Act] • St Joseph • Pintor Oliva • Av Cardenal Cisneros • Casañé • Virgen de la Esperanza • María de Molina • Av Modesto Lafuente • Jacobo Romero • Our Mother Rocamador • Av República Argentina • Main Street • St Agustin [22:15 Sing of Salve]

[19.00] Departure
[20.30] Reconciliation Act - St. Joseph Church
[22.30] Farewell

Attention places
Every act.

The procession leaves, at the end of the afternoon, the Penitential Church of St. Agustin. The silence of cofrades and public accompanies the passage of the Virgin of Piety, in a journey some years shorter and others more extensive, which runs through the city center at first, then go to the neighborhood of the parish that each year the Assembly of the organizing Brotherhood determines.


The PROCESSION OF PIETY AND RECONCILIATION takes place on the afternoon of the Saturday of Passion. Approved in 2005, it combines the austerity of the Franciscan spirit of its organizing brotherhood, the Franciscan Brotherhood of Our Mother of Piety, based on the absence of Baroque processional reminiscences and the elimination of any spectacularity of recent years, with the idiosyncrasy of the Palencian processional cycle, inherited from many years of popular penance in the days of Passion.

The sky darkens on the afternoon at the Passion Saturday. While the city is waking up to a new Holy Week, the procession, as dramatic testimony, advances slowly, outside the city walls, seeking the intimate and fervent neighborhood recollection. The overwhelming silence, torn by the stereotyped sound of the rattles, creates a profound religious depth, inviting to a solitary prayer fulled of feeling. The night and its shy lights enhance the penitent silhouettes, creating a monastic time that reflects the severe, austere and Franciscan pain near the Mother, who walks looking for the repentance of her children.


St. Francisco of Asis

Holy Piety Virgin