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Philip Thomas, "La Feria de Jumilla has been finding the balance between the religious and the profane" (08/08/2016)

Jumillano priest Tomas Felipe Valero, was commissioned to make the opening speech of the Virgin of the Assumption held this Saturday at the Church of Santiago.

Tomas Valero stressed that: "Our ancient history can not be forgotten or betrayed."

He referred to the origins of the celebrations in Jumilla, the creation of the Confraternity of the Assumption, "patron since time immemorial," the beginning of the Moors and Christians, devotion to San Roque, the contributions of the council in all times and ultimately to the consolidation of the parties until the time of Folklore Festival and Harvest Festival.

The preacher of the Virgin stressed that "Jumilla Fair has been finding a balance over time between the religious and the profane" During his words, also recalled moments of his childhood when he heard Sunday Mass in the chapel St. Augustine, home of the Virgin of the Assumption. "on the day of the procession, Jumilla dresses up to pick up on the streets the triumphal entry of Mary to the kingdom of God. Long live our patron saint, long live the Virgin of the Assumption" Indian.

Tomas Felipe Valero is currently pastor of St. James the Apostle Lorquí and professor of the Theological Institute San Fulgencio and UCAM.Antes delivering his opening speech was received by the mayor, Juana Guardiola, and part of the municipal corporation in the plenary hall City of Jumilla.

He received from the hands of the first local mayor, a replica of the Castillo de Jumilla as a souvenir and signed the book of honor of jumillano consistory.

Yesterday afternoon, was celebrated classical offering of flowers to the Virgin of the Assumption, in which groups, associations, authorities and people in general marched through the center of Jumilla until you reach the Church of Santiago.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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