Edmonton, December 22, 2018. Attended by more or less eighty Bicolanos For Ina, devotees of Our Lady of Penafrancia from all over Edmonton and Areas were gathered and celebrated their Christmas Party at the Abbottsfield Community Hall.
The traditional Veneration of the Saint was observed and the Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries) were recited. The relevant Bicol Hymns in honor of the Patroness of Bicolandia were sung. Conspicuously visible to the venue were the images of “Ina – Mother,” our Lady of Penafrancia. Some of the known Business Owners, Realtors, and Entertainers were also present during the noble occasion.
Noticeable during the Party were Loida Lumanlan, a Realtor who donated 12 sacks of rice; Unique Mixx, Entertainers; Hannah Adamson, a talented local talent who rendered Christmas songs; WeFix Auto Glass, and the Alberta Filipino Journal. Almost all participants unlocked their hearts through potluck. Abundant foods were obviously served on the table during the noble occasion.
Good to know that the image of INA has already been visiting the Bicolano families here in Edmonton. Each family has to accommodate INA for nine consecutive days and host other devotees who regularly participate to conduct and recite the prayers of Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, and Supplication during the small gathering and celebration.
After completing the Nine Days of stay with host family, INA then, will be transferred to another host family to go on with the same procedure. The Bicolanos firmly believe that a blessed life and answers to their prayers will be granted upon them as they devote time hosting and facilitating the chain of prayer rallies in every home being visited by the Patroness.