Yesterday afternoon, the Divine Shepherdess made a procession with queen and lady through her neighborhood, the Plaza de Toros and through Corredera Capuchinos, its surrounding streets, in front of the many faithful who followed it. The entourage was accompanied by brotherhoods in Passion and Glory where they were joined by drummers, first communion boys, and members of the Maestro Amador Band, as well as the Municipal Corporation's women in mantillas. The neighborhood's balconies were decorated.
With the arrival of the Capuchins in 1622, the cult of The Divine Shepherdess Of Souls was born in Andujar. With the introduction of the image in 1835, the devotion was strengthened. It was the first place in the Diocese of Jaen to have it. The Capuchins left in 1835 and the cult was taken over by the Pauline Fathers.
Divina Pastora celebrations have returned to their glory from before the pandemic. The Plaza de Toros neighborhood has rekindled the nightlife and fun with the installation and placement of mechanical attractions and food and drink stalls.
The "verbena de la Pastora", as it is commonly known, was once again distilled. It has become a gathering point for residents and the general public, who have come together to share the delicious gastronomy of the region.
On Saturday night, a concert of flamenco and Spanish dancing was held at the Arco de Capuchinos. Marisa Ortega directed the dance group of Virgende la Cabeza Dance academy. Friday night was dedicated to children's animations. These activities were organized and coordinated by La Pastora neighborhood association.