Published: Tuesday 09 January, 2018

Nazareno Devotee Angeline Quinto Given a Black Nazarene by Known Sculptor

Angeline Quinto cannot hide her happiness upon receiving a Black Nazarene replica from well-known sculptor Joseph Magcalas. For Angeline, a Nazareno devotee, this year’s Black Nazarene feast day will forever be memorable.

Angeline Quinto Black Nazarene replica

Angeline Quinto with the sculptor of the Black Nazarene replica, Joseph Magcalas. (Instagram Angeline Quinto)

On her Instagram, Angeline Quinto posted a photo of holy image together with its sculptor, Joseph Magcalas from Apalit, Pampanga. Magcalas is a sought-after maker of religious images.

“Napaka gandang regalo naman po nito. Maraming maraming salamat po ‘Maestro Joseph Magcalas’ of Apalit Pampanga sa napakagandang imahe ng
Mahal Na Poong Nazareno. Maraming salamat po,” wrote Angeline.

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Last year, Quinto even joined the Black Nazarene procession in Quiapo, where she was seen on TV braving the crowd as she climbed up the carroza of the venerated image.

Angeline Quinto Black Nazarene

Quinto at the 2017 Traslacion. (Instagram/Angeline Quinto)

Millions of devotees are presently around Quiapo Church waiting for the arrival of the Black Nazarene as it winds down its annual procession. Due to the millions who participate annually, it takes almost 24 hours for the procession, called the Traslacion, to reach the Quiapo Church from the Quirino grandstand.

The image of Jesus Christ kneeling on one knee and carrying a cross depicts His journey to the Crucifixion. It arrived in Manila from Mexico on board a galleon in 1606. Originally, it was enshrined at the altar of San Nicolas de Tolentino (Saint Nicholas of Tolentine) in Intramuros. But in 1787, then Archbishop of Manila, Basilio Sancho de Santas Junta y Rufina, ordered the transfer of the image of the Black Nazarene to the church in Quiapo, which would later be declared a Minor Basilica and conferred the title Basilica Minor of the Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno in 1988.