Feast of the Black Nazarene is one of the most popular religious celebrations in the Philippines. Every year on January 9, thousands of people join the celebrations in Quiapo in Manila and in Cagayan de Oro City, where the replica of the original statue is.
Black Nazarene is also the patron saint of the Chaplaincy in Dansolihon, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, administered by the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SCJ). The feast, which also is celebrated on January 9, was preceded with 9-day novena as a spiritual preparation for the celebration. Each day, there was a special Novena Mass, and procession with the little statue of Black Nazarene around the barangay of Dansolihon.
The 2020 Patronal Feast, was celebrated in a new, beautiful and almost completed church. The main celebrant was the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, Most Rev. Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ, DD. The Archbishop was accompanied by some SCJs from Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga del Sur, Manila, and other priests.
The celebration was attended by faithful from all the chapels of the chaplaincy and was concluded with a common meal.
Viva Señor Jesus Nazareno!