Our Lady of Light of Cainta set for canonical crowning Dec. 1
The venerated image of Our Lady of Light of Cainta will be canonically crowned on December 1. PHOTO FROM THE PARISH’S FACEBOOK PAGE
By CBCP News
October 25, 2018
By virtue of a papal decree, the venerated image of Our Lady of Light of Cainta in Rizal province will be crowned on December 1.
On behalf of Pope Francis, Papal nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Caccia will crown the image with Bishop Francisco de Leon of Antipolo during a 9am mass at Cainta Church.
Novena Masses will be held starting November 21 until the canonical coronation date to be culminated with an afternoon procession.
December 1 will also mark the feast day of Our Lady Light and the declaration of the parish church as a Diocesan Shrine.
The canonical coronation is the highest honor given by the Catholic Church to an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
There are quiet a number of canonically crowned images in the country and the Our Lady of Light will be the fourth “coronada” under the Antipolo diocese alone.
The papal bull of coronation was issued in December 2017, acknowledging the faithful devotion of the people to the venerated image.
The icon was granted episcopal coronation in December 2012.
The Marian image to receive the canonical coronation was painted by the late national artist Fernando Amorsolo.
The original icon of the Blessed Mother was brought by the Jesuits in 1727 and enshrined in the old church of Cainta.