A new Statue Arrives

I was next door when April came round to tell me we would be receiving a statue. I wasn’t  really sure what was going on and it may offend others if we had refused so April had already agreed. Basically what it was a neighbour had been given a statue of Virgin Mary as a gift. Basically what happens is that the statue is then shared within the community travelling to different neighbours houses each day and in some cases for up to a few days/weeks at a time.  The statue(s) move from house to house as it arrives at a new house with a small procession of people there will be singing and prayers said. A bit of a surprise and unexpected if your not used to or understand the reason why it takes place. The term used is “Dawn Rosary vigil”” for the procession.