Virgen de los Desamparados

Pastoral Solidarity

Volunteer Party: Sunday 19 may, after the 2nd Sunday of the month.

The solemn Mass 20:00h.

Novena to the Virgen de los Desamparados:  Of Saturday 11 to the 19 may, in the evening Mass.

Virgin DesamparadosImage wood carving and polychrome stucco, dated around the XVIII century. Luce own and characteristic attributes of the original image is venerated in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Forsaken, as patroness of the city.

This is a picture standing, with Baby Jesus in her arms. It can be seen the delicate modeling , Gothic features, logical evolution in regard to the canon of this style. It is decorated with the Cross of the Sovereign Order of Malta since time immemorial.

Volunteer of the Church of San Juan del Hospital, created in 1993 to carry out a necessary social work, He chose the patronage of Our Lady under this advocation so beloved of the Valencians.

This carving is found in the Chapel of the confessionals.

Prayer to the Virgin of the Helpless

God, Father of mercy, to those who venerate the Virgin Mary with the endearing title of Mother of the Forsaken, Grant that protected so tender Mother, Let us never be abandoned by your goodness and let us know how to bring your love and mercy to your most needy children. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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The church has a new image of the Virgen de los Desamparados (2022) made by the Valencian artist Pedro Arrúe that has been donated by a person close to San Juan del Hospital. The new carving of the Virgin is inspired by the primitive sculpture of the Virgen de los Desamparados from the 15th century, which was devoid of a wig, cloak and other items.

The image recreates a woman dressed in the sun and crowned with stars, with the lily, virginity of mary symbol, and is located in the chapel Santa María Madre de Dios, where the painting of the Virgen de la Leche was located. She has an oval face with droopy eyes and her hair tied back in the old fashioned way in a hairstyle.. In his left arm rests the Child, loaded with the cross, and at his feet, two children ratify the title of Mother of the Innocents, Martyrs and Forsaken.