About 200 people attended last night in the main square of the Archena Spa, next to the hermitage-sanctuary of the Patroness of Archena, the Virgin of Health, at the opening proclamation of the Marian festivities that are celebrated in his honor, during this month September, in its sixth edition.
The announcement was made by the mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía Gómez.
This event was attended by the Mayor of Archena, Patricia Fernández, and the councilors of the Municipal Government Team, Mari Carmen Alcolea, Anselmo Campuzano, María José Guillén and Pedro José Ríos, Mario ALcaraz, Fulgencio García, Josefina Ramos, Damián Pagán, the Lieutenant Colonel and director of the Military Residence, other councilors of the City Council of Archena, Gonzalo Caracena and Mercedes Mellado, councilors of the City Council of Alcantarilla, responsible for the Spa, representatives of the brotherhoods before Archena and other Marian brotherhoods twinned with that of Health, such as they are Cieza, Alcantarilla, Blanca and Murcia.
The Mass was sung by the Virgin Folkloric Group of Health of Archena and on the violin and organ, Casanova and Salanov.
Family members of the sewer were also visited.
Leading regional military authorities also accompanied the mayor.
Joaquín Buendía in his proclamation related these holidays with the religious life of the Virgin and highlighted the reasons for his invocation in both populations.
The election of the mayor of Alcantarilla to proclaim these Marian festivals is due to the close relationship of this population with Archena, since they share the same Marian invocation as Patrons both locations.
In fact, the two Virgin de la Salud brotherhoods were officially twinned in 2013. That of Archena then donated an Infant Child to that of Alcantarilla.
I present the act the archenero announcer, Juan Pío Abenza.
At the end of the preacher, the officiating priests of the Mass received distinctions from the brotherhood of the Patroness of Archena.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Archena