Devotees were in awe to see various images of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the formal opening of the Marian Exhibit at the Atrium of SM City Baliwag last April 30.
(From L-R) Present at the opening of Marian Exhibit 2010 were Arch. Andrew Cristobal, SM Baliwag Asst. Mall Manager, Rev. Fr. Barry Mercado, Hermano Mayores Jorge Allan Tengco and Jun Hernandez, Jr.
The Holy Mass commenced at the Event Center followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the Hermano Mayores, Mr. Jorge Allan Tengco and Mr. Jun Fernandez Jr. With the theme Salamat Inang Mahal, the exhibit features around 30 venerated replicas of Mary which includes the Our Lady of Manaoag, Immaculate Concepcion, Nuestra Señora dela Merced, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Nuestra Señora de Guia, Nuestra Señora de Fatima de Baliuag, Nuestra Señora de Sto. Rosario de Seville and Nuestra Señora delas Flores among others.
The Marian Exhibit will be on display at SM Baliwag Atrium until May 8.
Displayed Marian images are owned by some of Baliwag's prominent families. A life-size statue of Nuestra Señora de Garcia (center) from Engr. Tino Villangca and the Nuestra Señora delas Flores (top left) owned by the Tengco family