Twenty-five years later Luis SanJuan Monforte is again faced with the task to proclaim the patron saint of the municipality. It was a difficult year because of the circumstances, but it was also special because, as SanJuan stated in a previous interview with IDEAL: "There have been many brotherhoods, and brotherhoods, that were not able to celebrate their celebrations, and we have the possibility to, at minimum, adapt them to existing limitations."
Tonight's act will be performed at the Martinez Montanes Theater. It has a limited capacity. He hopes to present "not a pessimistic outlook on the situation, but a story full of hope." It is important to remember that the patron saint and their faith in her have been a pillar of many's lives at this time. This can also be seen in this year’s book. She will be part the common thread. A vote that was held before the state alarm, and which he couldn't reject.
Although he acknowledged that the proclamation would be shorter than usual and that there might not be any allusions to certain things that could be crucial for those who believe in the Patron Saint, he said that this will help him see that "we are in an extraordinary situation." His proclamation will not be a traditional one. Instead, he will look inside each person as the pandemic has forced us to reflect.
This will be a happier, more special end that will also include a nod to the tenth anniversary celebration of the Patron Saint's visit in the local villages. It was Ella, who first approached her devotees, that made this a very special moment for both neighbors from the 16 nuclei as well as the faithful and members the Brotherhood.
A person who is committed to the Brotherhood, and who has published the book "The Virgin of Mercedes: The Story of the Virgin of Mercedes" to show the children where the neighbor's devotion comes from to his employer.