>> Friday, June 11, 2010
Tomorrow, we will be going on a trip to Bamberg, a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is known as one of the few cities in Germany which was not destroyed during the World War II bombings because of the nearby Artillery Factory that prevented planes from getting near to Bamberg. Our purpose for going there is to join the Filipino community in the celebration of the Santacruzan, an old Filipino Catholic tradition to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. Perhaps we could also go on a little sightseeing around the area if time permits because it boasts of beautiful churches and old architecture. And maybe a little einkaufen (shopping) at Mohren Haus, the house of beautiful things.
The Filipino community in Stuttgart recently held it's Santacruzan last Sunday. We also went to hear mass and watch the procession of angels, Reyna Elenas and the Blessed Virgin, and watched the program after the mass. It was a nice event because we got to see our fellow Filipinos in another religious gathering. We had fun... The service was made more special because it was said in English and was celebrated by a Filipino priest, Fr. Simon. This is the second year that we witnessed the Santacruzan here in Stuttgart. Perhaps when Samantha is a little bigger, she will be invited to be one of the angels too. :D