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Capirote-wearing penitents

Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN

Posted at Apr 19 2019 11:59 PM

Capirote-wearing penitents

Volunteer penitents of Saint John Marie Vianney Parish in San Leonardo town, Nueva Ecija, wear long robes and conical headdresses with eyeholes called capirote during a procession on Good Friday. The tradition of wearing a capirote is a common Catholic tradition of penitents that originated from different parts of Spain and Portugal as form of penance. St. John Marie Vianney Parish in Nueva Ecija is known to be the first to adapt such tradition.