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Feast of Nuestra Senora de la Rosa
The Virgen de la Rosa was brought to the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul by the Jesuit Fr. Juan Delgado from Acapulco. The image depicts the Lady holding the infant Jesus in one arm and holding three roses on the other hand. The title was derived from the Our Lady as the Mystical Rose or “Rosa Mystica.”
Virgen de la Rosa once held a reliquary containing a strand of hair from the Blessed Mother, but the ivory hands and head of the image were damaged during the 1899 revolution. An oval cavity in the breast remains empty where the reliquary must have been placed. The hands and head were replace with wooden replicas.