Dominica in Albis (Sunday, April 7, 2013): PROCESSION OF 'EL CRISTO DE LA PACIENCIA'
Brotherhood of 'El Cristo de la Paciencia'
Praza do Obradoiro
Praza do Obradoiro - Praza das Praterías – Rúa do Vilar – Porta Faxeira – Avenida de Xoán Carlos I – Avenida de Rosalía de Castro – Avenida de Vilagarcía – Rúa de García Prieto – Rúa de Sánchez Freire – A Mercé (Conxo)
Points of interest...
Procession featuring a parish guiding cross, band music with bugles and drums and music band. White serge habit with red wristbands and sash.
The statue of “El Santísimo Cristo de la Paciencia” is a crucified Jesus that replaces the regular one made by Gregorio Fernández in the procession.
Year of Foundation
Founded in 1629
The “Cofradía y Esclavitud de Nuestra Señora Madre María Santísima de las Mercedes” was changed to the “Cofradía de la Esclavitud del Cristo y de la Merced” in 1732. The image of the crucified Jesus, made by Gregorio Fernández (Valladolid, 1628), became famous in Compostela with crowds flocking to venerate the sacred image on Ash Wednesday and to the procession on the second Sunday of Easter (Dominica in Albis), which went from St. James’ Basilica to the Monastery of Los Mercedarios in Conxo.
The procession and brotherhood were revived in 1980.