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Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Rute, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain)

Commemorated on July 16, February 13
Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Rute, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain)
By order of Pope Pius XI, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel was proclaimed patron of the town of Rute in southern Spain on February 13, 1924. Her beloved image goes back to the late 1600s, when Luisa Roldán (La Roldana) of Seville carved the head and hands. Made to be dressed, the statue did not have a proper body until the 1960s. It occupies a neo-baroque setting over the main altar, also of the 1960s. Rute honors its patron several times a year. The anniversary celebration lasts three days, culminating on February 13 with mass, presentations to the Chief of the Brotherhood and the Fiesta Queen of gifts made for the Virgin, and a ceremony of kissing the scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Her liturgical feast day July 16 is the focus of another three-day celebration. On the last Sunday of June, the traslado is held, when the statue goes in procession through the neighborhood to the main parish church of Santa Catalina Mártir. Another triduum is celebrated around the feast of the Assumption, August 14-16.

"Virgen del Carmen. Patrona de Rute," RAFAES, Picture from, entry of May 15, 2009).  



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