The celebration of the Brotherhood of Charity

Since its founding in 1632, the Brotherhood of Holiest Mary Protector of the Helpless and Christ Crucified – popularly known as the Brotherhood of Charity  has celebrated the third day of May as the festival of Christ Crucified. It holds its procession on the Sunday closest to this date, parading the elegantly-robed Virgin through the flower-decked streets of the Old Quarter, and holds its traditional auction on the subsequent days.