Look down upon us, your loving children, prostrate before your august presence.
We humbly beg and ask of Thee to obtain for us from your Son Jesus, all the graces, favors, blessings and aids, we badly need both for ourselves and our loved ones.
Dearest Mother, we loved Thee.
Envelope us always within the Maternal wings of thy Motherly Tutelage and protection. Amen.
La Virgen de la Soledad de Porta Vaga - the patroness of
the city of Cavite, also called "Reina de Cavite". She has
been the refuge of the immortal spirit, the center of
religious life and special sanctuary of every true
Caviteņo. The virgin is depicted as a lady in mourning.
Mary, garbed in black and white attire, seems to be on her
knees as she contemplates the passion of her son. Before her are the crown of thorns and the nails instrument of
Reina de Cavite per siempre seras:
Es prenda tu nombre de jubilo y paz:
Reina de Cavite por siempre seras;
Es prenda tu nombre de jubilo y paz.
Madre Immaculada, prez del serafin,
Luz de Filipinas, protegenos sin fin:
Luz de Filipinas, protegenos sin fin.
Devotion to La Virgen de la Soledad de Porta Vaga is a
shinning example of faith and religiosity of every
Caviteņos. It is an expression of rich colorful history and
great heritage. She has been the symbol of that inner
strength that sustain her people.
Every 2nd Sunday of November,Caviteños all over the world celebrate Cavite City fiesta in honor of "Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga," patroness of the city of Cavite.
O Mary Virgin most pure.
O Mother of the most loving son,
obtain for me through your painful solitude the grace
to suffer with patience the trials of this earthy life,
with the protection of your maternal care,
may I sing your praise with grateful heart in heaven forever. Amen.