Monday, 6 April 2009

Penitence


From the Daily Telegraph, a slideshow of Hooded Penitents taking part in Holy Week processions in Spain. They walk for hours, barefoot and to the beat of a single drum, carrying floats depicting scenes of the Passion and statues of Our Lord and Our Lady. Their dress varies according to the fraternity that they belong to, but all have the hood in common -to enable them to repent their sins through these acts while remaining anonymous. As the pictures show, men and women of all ages are able to take part, though child penitents are excused the hoods!

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