CALABANGA, Camarines Sur -- Pilgrims from all over the province and elsewhere started arriving in jeepneys and buses at the Shrine of the “Amang Hinulid”, the miraculous 18th century image of the Sepulchre Christ in Bgy. Sta. Salud, here, since Holy Monday.
Sebastian Raquetico, a senior citizen from Naga City, said his devotion to the “Hinulid” during Lent has brought him good health and prosperity for his family.
Pilgrims from Iriga City, on the other hand, are on a “Visita Iglesia” in Bicol churches this Holy Week.
San Nicolas, Iriga City parish priest Rev. Bong Quindo, who heads the pilgrims, said they included the Shrine of the “Hinulid” as among churches to be visited.
Fr. Quindo said, “devotion to the ‘Hinulid’ revived him. When he was a child, he was already presumed dead but revived before he was about to be laid into a coffin.” He said he appealed to devotees of the “Hinulid” to pray for honest and clean elections this coming May.
Rebecca Hilario, one of the several caretakers of the “Hinulid,” said the water and oil used during the washing of Sepulchre Christ image on Holy Wednesday “is generally believed to have cured illnesses and drew a feeling of relief to the devotees.”