The Brotherhood of Santiago and San Blas now gives its name to the old O’Shea Street, next to the church of Santiago Apostle, in Santiago de la Ribera, last Sunday the mayor, José Miguel Luengo and the Elder Brother, Patricio Hernández, unveiled the plaque with the new name of the street. The recognition of the Brotherhood comes just days before celebrating the feast of San Blas, in which they actively participate, recalled the mayor, José Miguel Luengo, who thanked the work carried out by the Brotherhood in promoting the worship and participation in the festivities of both the patron saint, Santiago Apostle and the most devout saint in the municipality.
The appointment coincides with the 35th anniversary of the Brotherhood of Santiago and San Blas, created in 1987, which currently has more than 140 brothers and sisters. Its main function is to maintain the images, promote worship and participate in the festivities of Santiago Apostle, as well as in the pilgrimage on 3 February to carry the image of San Blas to his hermitage. The Mayor, José Miguel Luengo pointed out the social implantation and prestige of an entity such as the Brotherhood, which now has a plaque in the street map of Santiago de la Ribera. At the ceremony, which was attended by many of the brothers and neighbours of Santiago de la Ribera, there was also a mention of the four Elder Brothers that the Brotherhood has had. José Miguel Luengo recalled that precisely the father of the current Elder Brother, Patricio Hernández was the founder of the brotherhood, followed by Pedro Albaladejo, Antonio Francisco Carrasco and Patricio Hernández Baño, the current Elder Brother.