Monday, October 5, 2009


Venerated in a little chapel a few meters away from CM Recto Ave. in Manila, is another version of the Virgen de la Soledad.  Though not much is known of the icon, many believe that it is one of the many representations of the famous and miraculous Virgin of Porta Vaga in Cavite and that this replica may have been honored in this community since 1884.  According to accounts and stories of old people, the Camba area has been inhabited by mostly residents from Cavite city that’s why it has been called in the older days as Barrio Soledad.

Miracles have also been attributed to this mysterious icon.  It is said that the entire neighborhood where it resides has always been protected from the fires which guttered the Binondo district many times.  The Camba area has always been spared from other kinds of calamities and even the ravages of wars.

Her feastday is celebrated annually every 1st of January through a translacion going to the Mother Parish of Sto. Niño de Tondo capped by a festive caracol procession going back to its home in Camba St., Manila.


Mapalad ang Cofradia de la Virgen de la Soledad de Porta Vaga, Inc. upang maanyayahang maging mahalagang bahagi ng pagtatatag sa Parokya ng Virgen ng Soledad sa Maynila. Sa loob ng mahigit sampung (10) taon mula ng maitatag ang samahan, ay patuloy na nakikibahagi ang bawat kasapi sa isang debosyong sumibol mula sa nagiisang Reyna ng Kabite.  

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