Viva la virgen del rocio
You cannot be a rociero
The first historical document that exists about El Rocío is contained in the Libro de la Montería, which King Alfonso XI ordered to be written. On folio 294v states that: “In the land of Niebla there is a land which is called the Rocinas, are the best groves of running headland in a church that say Santa Maria de las Rocinas and headland of another church known as Santa Olalla.
The first reference to a place of Marian worship in the area dates from the first half of the fourteenth century and is in the archives of Niebla. It is a lawsuit between Almonte, Moguer and Concejo de Niebla. It is followed by a will of Urraca Fernández, a resident of Niebla, for the work of Santa María de la Rocina. In chronological order it is followed by the Libro de la montería de Alfonso XI, which refers to a “hermitage of Santa María de las Rocinas”. In 1587 Baltasar Tercero Ruiz founded a chaplaincy in the hermitage. Sanctuary of El Rocío.
El Rocío, whose history is now documented in its most important aspects, has been shrouded in legend, as is the case with many other invocations, which is contained in the Rules of the Matriz brotherhood of 1758:
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As tradition dictates, the appearance of the Simpecado of the Hermandad Matriz through the door of the chapel unleashed the fervor and enthusiasm of the thousands of people gathered inside the Sanctuary, precipitating the moment of the jump.
From that moment, the procession of the Virgen del Rocío, who left the Shrine to the esplanade of the marsh about a quarter of an hour after the jump, in a journey that will last until noon, and during which will meet with the 105 affiliated brotherhoods, whose members pay their particular tribute and pray the salve.
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In view of this, the Hermandad Matriz de Almonte organized services and initiatives on the occasion of the celebration of this ‘Rocío de Esperanza’, where he calls the rocieros to live their faith in a more intimate way due to the epidemiological situation.
The final criterion for access to the parish, among the people who had signed up to attend this Eucharist, will be established, as indicated in the pass, mainly based on age, with priority given to the elderly.
For its part, the Virgen del Rocío is enthroned in his step and dressed in the costume of Pentecost to celebrate a new Rocío. The camarista sisters have dressed the Patroness of Almonte with the costume known as ‘Pentecost’, made in 2011 in the Sevillian workshops of Santa Barbara. A terno that includes the matching costume for the Pastorcito.
From the Hermandad Matriz de Almonte have called to live ‘Un Rocío de Esperanza’ and, as its president, Santiago Padilla, stresses, we must be prudent and responsible, since he appealed to visit the Virgin in a staggered manner to avoid crowds at Pentecost.