In the 2007 Auction, for the second consecutive year, when the bid for the Virgin of Sorrows popularly known as "la Dolorosa" was deserted, in the end a group of women finally bid for her, their concern did not stop there, since days later they convoked a meeting, they finalized the creation of a Brotherhood to said Virgin. Only of women.

          The Brotherhood of Our Lady of Sorrows was founded, made up of 43 brothers of very varied ages, the election of its Board of Directors was decided by vote.

         The image baroque style, 17th century, measures: 1.40, unknown author, located in the church of Santa María, we do not know anything about it in documents and we even do not know its origin, which we admit is from the church of Santa María because it is in her.

Processional image since 1959, which was introduced in the procession of the Holy Burial on Good Friday in the afternoon, by the priest D. Camilo Pérez Bragado.

It is the Virgen Dolorosa de Juni, who, by incorporating the knives into it, has become the Virgen de las Angustias, with a modification of the type and invocation.

His face is a mask with an upward gaze, begging for mercy, because the drama of the heart, pierced by seven swords (knives), forces it. These seven swords correspond to the seven pains suffered by the Virgin. Her intertwined hands hold a rosary, which may come from a donation. A tight-fitting condom covers the candlestick. On her a mantle falls folded from the head to the foot of her. On her tunic, embroidered in red and silver, she wears a heart pierced by knives. Her head a golden crown with alternating crosses and beams of rays.

         Our Lady of Sorrows (La Dolorosa)

Virgin of Sorrows

      The clothing of the Brotherhood is:

      The totally black tunic, in accordance with the Virgin's clothing, with a hood to cover the head. They have a yellow cord tied around their waist. A medal with the anagram of the brotherhood and the cord is yellow. Black gloves and shoes.


Tunic of the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Brotherhood tunic with cord and medallion


Procession with two elements, a banner with the anagram of the brotherhood and carrying two candles to the side.


Cofrades carrying the Cirios

      In 2008 it is the first year that the brotherhood goes out in procession, which, being a leap year, takes place before the procession, the descending, once this is finished, the brotherhood carries the Virgen de los Dolores, popularly known as the "painful" that comes out on Good Friday in the afternoon in the procession of the Holy Burial, in last place, together with the images of Angustias and the Christ of the Urn

Brothers in the church Cofrades carrying the Virgin of Sorrows

     The route of the procession begins at the church of Santa María, passing through Las Damas Street, San Pedro Square, Sacramento Street, La Botica Street, Rejadarada Street, Town Hall Square, Zamora Street, El Triunfo Street, el Rosario street, el Moral street, Santa María square, ending at the church


      The brotherhood processions, first going in the middle of the banner next to it on each side holding on to a cord the minor brotherhoods, next to each of these another person who each carries a candle.

Cofradas carrying the banner, accompanied on each side by a girl and next to them another person with a candle. children's brotherhoods

      Behind the banner in the middle the smallest of the cofrades, 

      On each side, left and right, all the cofrades form a line,

Guilds in a row Guilds in a row

     At the end the brotherhoods carrying the image of Our Lady of Sorrows "La Dolorosa".

Brotherhood of Our Lady of Sorrows Brotherhoods carrying the Dolorosa Brotherhoods carrying the painful




Jose Luis Dominguez Martinez.

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Manuel de la Granja Alonso and Pérez Bragado Camilo:

Villafáfila: History and current events of a Castilian Leonese village and its parish churches. 1996. pp 443, 452, 455.


Manuel de la Granja Alonso:

The art of a Castilian-Leonese town, Villafáfila. 2008. p. 96.


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