Monday, February 1, 2010

Don Bosco procession

I have been quite busy last month, staying at home most weekends because of work-related stuff. But it does not mean that there are not interestings things to blog about, and one of those interesting things just appeared out of my window yesterday: the procession of Don Bosco in Panama City. Each year, thousands of parishioners gather here in order to follow the saint around the streets, showing their devotion. This is by far the biggest and most important religious procession in Panama city, and one of the biggest in the whole country. That is a lot to say considering that we are deeply catholics in this country. The event is marked by the figure of the saint being walked around the main streets, in order to reach again the minor basilica at 7:00 pm, when the eucharist is preceded by high authorities of the congregation and/or special guests. It is simply amazing, and we got first row seats to appreciate the spectacle! After the eucharist, the event ends with a beautiful fireworks show that ignited the night sky with its colours and radiance. And now, back to my work!


  1. Hi brother!! I forgot that you live around the church, Manuel and I were in the procession. Remenber that is our saint, thanks to Don Bosco I found Manuel and he found me. Beautifull picture

  2. Glad you like it Jhaly, salúdame a Manuel!

  3. wao, talk about memories, ya se me habia olvidado las procesiones catolicas en Panama, por aca nada de eso pasa, the protestant churches will have a fit here if they see that, btw, hola cubilla, lovely blog! yo tambien blogueo en (mine is about art & design). Chaito!