Victor Hugo Moreno Hernandez
On the eve of October 24, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Xalapa welcomes the faithful who visit the tomb of San Rafael Guízar and Valencia.
There are people who come because it’s a festive date, but there are also people like Mrs. Adriana Alarcón, who asks for a miracle because she has breast cancer: “I have a friend who is devoted to the saint and who has miracles performed for her day I come to ask for my health ”.
Eva del Carmen, from Xico Municipality, says she did a miracle for her sister: “She had a malignant cancer, she came from the heart asking to help her with her illness; there were many prayers she asked him and thank goodness he healed her of her illness”.
Mr. Jose Trujillo Bonifacio, originally from Xalapa, says he has “a lovely sister”, but he has always looked for the saint in difficult health moments.
“I was afraid it was something bad. I had my sensitive father, because of his age and illness, I still have him with me because I ask a lot of my Santito Rafael for the whole family ”.
Vianey Méndez, for her part, has been a salesman for several years and works on the steps of the cathedral, where she sells her statues of saints.
She witnesses how every year crowds come to visit the tomb of the “Santito”
“Many of these people who visit him have performed their miracles; even their little children even dress them like a saint”
The feast of San Rafael Guízar and Valencia, which began on October 16, will continue next Saturday, 23 with Eucharistic celebrations at 8.30 am, 6 pm, 9 pm and 11 pm.
Traditionally, on Sunday 24, at 0 o’clock, Las Mañanitas will be heard and at 04:00 it will be the reception of floral arches by Teocelo and Piedra Parada.
There are also Eucharistic celebrations at 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 6:00 pm. The rosary is scheduled at 4 pm and at 7 pm will be the last Eucharist, with a procession of cars, with the relic of Saint Raphael.
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