holy container

Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Postigo corner General Luna, Intramuros, Manila

This angel carries lots of holy water for the faithful who just love dipping their fingers into enchanted and miraculous things. Aside from it possibly turning into a miniature Ganges River by afternoon, holy water is harmless.


2 thoughts on “holy container

  1. Lovely golden color!

    Did you take a picture of the Immaculate Conception herself? Does she have a moon at her feet? It seems to be the most common depiction of her as the IC here, but apparently it’s not in Italy or Portugal. I’m trying to find out if it’s uniquely Filipino or brought by the Spaniards too.

  2. I did not notice it. I know she usually crushes a serpent’s head here, but as Our Lady of Guadalupe she has the moon at her feet, the sun at her back and the stars in her veil.

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