The faithful gathered in front of the grotto after the mass. They take turn to light the candle underneath St. Mary statue and pay their devotion to her.
I let my son Patricius walk up to the pilgrimage site by himself.
Lenni says her devoition to mother Mary.
Posing infront of the grotto with my son Patricius.
Lenni met with her old friends, Sophia Hutajulu (left) and Aurelia Sawu (in yellow Tshirt).
Sunday, 4 May 2008, around 700 Catholics gathered at the site for the opening of the devotion month of St. Mary. Father Marianus Manse, the parish priest celebrated the mass together with Father Poldo Situmorang. I bring along my wife Lenni and my son Patricius together to pay our devotion to mother Mary.
"Hail Mary, full of grace, the lord is with thee; blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and the end of hour of our death. Amen".