The Grenadier’s Guild of The Virgin was founded in 1869, 18 years after the old Hermitage of The Angels was built. It is one of the most historical and outstanding entities of the Maritime Holy Week and presents the peculiarity, within the different Holy Week celebrations in Spain, of showing some of the characteristic of its military origin, which goes back to the 3rd Grenadier division of the Spanish Army escorting the sculpture of Our Lady of Sorrows.
One of the most singular acts of the Guild takes place in the morning of Easter Sunday. Our Lady of Sorrows, carried on the shoulders by the Grenadier brothers, meets her son, the Risen Christ, in a Glorious Encounter that celebrates his Resurrection. Since 2013, the titular image is carried by a mixed group of 25 bearers, thus being the first Virgin to appear in a procession in this way in the Maritime Villages. This act takes place on Friday of Sorrows, the Friday before Palm Sunday, which is the day on which the Guild celebrates its presentation at the Maritime Holy Week.