Saturday, December 25, 2010

ArtTraveler shares his images of Spanish Christian reverence and icons

Samana Santa procession in Canillas de Albaida.
High mass at cathedral in Palma, Majorca.

A dove enjoying Spanish spring in the campo (countryside).
Although only about 5 percent of all Spaniards attend mass regularly, never doubt their roots to Jesus Christ and especially, Mary.

During my more than 6 years living and traveling in Spain, the Catholic Church's spiritual influence prevails, especially during Holy Week (Samana Santa).

Since this is Christmas Day and I awoke to watch and listen to Spanish television's nativity concerts, I was imbued with many memories of my own childhood Christmas celebrations, including a family ritual we had: attending a candlelight church service.

I wish you all a loving and peaceful day. Please see ArtTraveler's videos at:

All fotos by S. van Drake.

 Rock on and practice peace and love. Stefan, the ArtTraveler(TM)

Double click for full screen images.
Three children prepare to join a Samana Santa procession in Malaga this year.
Re-enactment of Christ performing miracle.
Palma, Majorca cathedral.
The church tower of Competa, Malaga province during a time out for the band.

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