STA. RITA -- Some 38 images of the Virgin Mary will be on exhibit at the Sta. Rita de Casia Parish in commemoration of the Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary this September 8, a celebration held most dear by Marian devotees here and by the Roman Catholic community.

The event is part of the yearly Marian Exhibit in the town that brings together different religious art enthusiasts, religious art collectors and devotees.

This year's 15 Grand Marian Exhibit features the images of Mary under the titles and honors accorded by the Roman Catholic Church and the people and communities all over the world.

The images range from the events in the life of Mary both from the Bible and Roman Catholic tradition, as well as popular titles and representations unique to the Philippines.

Glenn Canlas, focal person for the event, said the exhibit will run from September 8 to 14 and will be capped by a grand procession of some of the participating images.

Marian images where brought in from different religious art enthusiasts from the different barangays here and neighboring parishes in Guagua, Sasmuan, Lubao and Bacolor.

The event is an occasion for people to relearn the values and lessons from the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.