The opening speech delivered last night the Mayor of Lorca, Francisco Jodar, won the hearts of those attending the Fiestas de la Virgen de las Huertas, our Fair Girl, one of the most important celebrations of our town.
He began by thanking all the residents chose him as a preacher, a work in which "converge to equal the gratitude and responsibility.
One must be grateful to be in trust of the neighbors to address this beautiful missions. "
In addition, the Mayor stressed that "neither the Barrio de la Virgen de las Huertas is a space between the fertile anonymous lorquina geography or our Fair Girl is a celebration more for the social and cultural heritage of this city."
I also have praise for the Virgen de las Huertas by the Mayor, who said that "all have the same passion Lorca, Lorca all share an ineffable something that is more than love and devotion or firm our steps leading to the Patron ".
Jódar explored the history of the city, retreating with his words 765 years, until the arrival of the future Alfonso X to land now occupied by the Convent.
From there, Jódar traveled throughout the history of the Franciscan church, noting that "has never been easier to persistence of the convent life and yet still here, standing up again and again on its very foundations.
Rising at the beautiful night. "
Similarly, the mayor pointed out that "the home of our patron has given shelter to the feeling of thousands of Lorca that every time you have had problems have come to our Lady to piously implore."
Jódar Francisco, taking the words of historian Father Morote, recalled that "the best protection for Lorca is a loving mother as the Virgin de las Huertas."
Similarly, the preacher shared his own personal experience with the Convent and the patron, recalling when he was Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Region of Murcia and took priority to the restoration of the great artistic heritage that houses the temple Lorca.
The mayor said he was proud of our city and said "we still have much to discover the Convent of the Virgen de las Huertas, because their walls are guarding ancient historical secrets about our city and our history."
But Jódar also had time to look ahead and think with joy in the remodeling of the entrance to the neighborhood of the Virgen de las Huertas with the covering of the Rambla de los Patos thus get "a more accessible and convenient destination, and an ideal corridor to facilitate access and strengthen the ties between the center of the city and the Barrio de la Virgen de las Huertas. "
Furthermore, with the creation of greenways that marriage shall be extended "to the villages of the garden, leaving our beloved church as the nucleus of a great journey."
The mayor also took time to congratulate and thank all those who work for the holidays as possible, emphasizing a "Neighborhood Association, the Women, the Youth and Senior Citizens, and the Songs and Dances the Virgen de las Huertas, the Convent Porters, the Pipe and Drum Band "Blessed Fray Pedro Soler", the Brotherhood of the Virgen de las Huertas, and of course, the Franciscan Fathers. "
The preacher concluded by thanking the Virgen de las Huertas warmth that night and taking as their own the words of the Song of Solomon prayed to the Virgen de las Huertas, "let us hear your voice."
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca