The Brotherhoods

Rocío Movement

"A cantararle a la Virgen con fe..."

Devotion to the Virgen del Rocío goes around the world. To the extensive list of Filial Brotherhoods, the Non-Filial Brotherhoods and the Rociero Associations are added, to constitute the devotional group of El Rocío.

The brotherhoods are public associations of the faithful, erected by their diocesan bishops to promote the worship of the Virgin of God, through devotion to the Virgin of Rocío. God through devotion to the Virgin of El Rocío . The title of subsidiary is granted by the Hermandad Matriz de Ntra. Sra. del Rocío de Almonte. She alone is responsible for this unique attribution in the world of brotherhoods and sisterhoods. Its origins date back to the first half of the XVII century. XVII century It is already mentioned in the Patronage of the Virgin of Almonte in the town of Almonte in 1653.

In imitation of it, according to the Rules of 1758, there appears the first list of brotherhoods ordered by towns and cities: The towns of Villamanrique de la Condesa, Pilas, La Palma del Condado, Moguer, and the cities of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Rota and El Gran Puerto de Santa María. The latter two disappeared in the 19th century, only to be re-established later in the 20th century.

Lithograph of the Pilgrimage of El Rocío, XIX century.

It was not until the beginning of the 19th century that we find the foundation of another brotherhood, namely that of Triana, in 1813. specifically that of Triana, in the year 1813. During this century three more brotherhoods were founded: Umbrete (1829), Coria del Río (1849) and Huelva (1880).

From this date on, there will not be another brotherhood foundation until well into the twentieth century, with San Juan del Puerto in 1913. The Canonical Coronation of the Virgen del Rocío in 1919 marks another period of growth that was boosted between 1932 and 1935, by the anti-religious policies of the Second Republic. During this period, brotherhoods arose in Jerez de la Frontera, Dos Hermanas, Olivares, Hinojos, Sevilla, Bonares, Puebla del Río, Bollullos Par del Condado, Valverde de Camino, Gibraleón or Córdoba.

In the last decades of the twentieth century and in the first two decades of the twenty-first century, the number of filial brotherhoods increased notably, reaching 125 in December 2019, with the founding of the brotherhood of Ntra. Sra. del Rocío de Linares (Jaén).

Matrix Brotherhood of Almonte
Brotherhoods Affiliates
01
Villamanrique de la Condesa
02
Pilas
03
La Palma del Condado
04
Moguer
05
Sanlúcar de Barrameda
06
Triana
07
Umbrete
08
Coria del Río
09
Huelva
10
San Juan del Puerto
11
Rociana del Condado
12
Carrión de los Céspedes
13
Benacazón
14
Trigueros
15
Gines
16
Jerez de la Frontera
17
Dos Hermanas
18
Olivares
19
Hinojos
20
Bonares
21
La Puebla del Río
22
Bollullos Par del Condado
23
Valverde del Camino
24
Gibraleón
25
Espartinas
26
Sanlúcar La Mayor
27
Lucena del Puerto
28
Bollullos de la Mitación
29
Sevilla
30
Huévar del Aljarafe
31
Aznalcázar
32
El Puerto de Sta. María
33
Madrid
34
Punta Umbría
35
Puerto Real
36
Barcelona
37
Palos de la Frontera
38
Emigrantes (Huelva)
39
Paterna del Campo
40
Villanueva del Ariscal
41
Lucena de Córdoba
42
Los Palacios y Villafranca
43
Écija
44
Villarrasa
45
Isla Cristina
46
Bormujos
47
Camas
48
Las Palmas de Gran Canarias
49
Lebrija
50
La Línea de la Concepción
51
Córdoba
52
Rota
53
Ayamonte
54
Villalba del Alcor
55
Granada
56
Isla Mayor
57
Cabra
58
Málaga
59
Cádiz
60
Puente Genil
61
Jaén
62
Castillo de Locubín
63
Alcalá de Guadaira
64
Algeciras
65
Marbella
66
Tocina
67
Gelves
68
Utrera
69
Almería
70
Cerro del Águila
71
Sevilla Sur
72
Toledo
73
Almensilla
74
Las Cabezas de San Juan
75
San Juan de Aznalfarache
76
Fuengirola
77
Ceuta
78
Osuna
79
Santiponce
80
Valencia
81
Mairena del Alcor
82
Carmona
83
Sevilla-Macarena
84
Niebla
85
Málaga La Caleta
86
Priego de Córdoba
87
Alcalá la Real
88
Ronda
89
Badajoz
90
Chucena
91
La Algaba
92
Murcia
93
Manzanilla
94
Tomares
95
Arcos de la Frontera
96
Bruselas
97
Estepona
98
Escacena del Campo
99
Alicante
100
Alcalá de Henares
101
Guadix
102
Palma de Mallorca
103
Mairena del Aljarafe
104
San Fernando
105
Palomares del Río
106
Morón de la Frontera
107
Pozuelo de Alarcón
108
San Antonio de Portmany
109
Cornellá
110
Chiclana de la Frontera
111
Chipiona
112
Castrense
113
Albaida del Aljarafe
114
Santa Fe
115
Torrejón de Ardoz
116
Salteras
117
Valencina de la Concepción
118
Cartaya
119
La Carolina
120
San Sebastián de los Reyes
121
El Viso del Alcor
122
Baeza
123
Sabadell
124
Garrucha
125
Linares
Matrix Brotherhood of Almonte
Brotherhoods Non Affiliates
Águilas
Albacete
Alosno
Antequera
Arroyo de la Miel
Barajas
Baza
Benidorm
Cartagena
Collado Villalba
Comarca del Garraf
Coria Cáceres
El Cuervo
El Ejido
Gijón
Hortaleza
Jamilena
La Estrella
Las Rozas
Lorca
Madrid Sur
Madrid Moratalaz
Marchena
Medina del Campo
Melilla
Menorca
Montequinto
Montoro
Móstoles
Navarra
Salamanca
Santander
Segovia
Torre del Mar
Torremolinos
Torrevieja
Valenciana de Culto
Vélez - Málaga
Villanueva del Río Segura
Vitoria
INTERNACIONALES
Venezuela
Mérida
Venezuela
Rocieros de corazón Mérida
Argentina
San Juan
Argentina
Venado Tuerto - Santa Fe
Matrix Brotherhood of Almonte
Rocieras Affiliations
Guadalcacín
Rincón de la Victoria
Martos
Mazagón
San Roque
Vigo
INTERNATIONAL
Australia
Adelaida
Argentina
Ayacucho - Buenos Aires
Bolivia
Mallasa - La Paz
Puerto Rico
San Juan
Argentina
Rosario - Santa Fe
Argentina
Santa Fe

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Sanctuary Hours
10:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 21:00, Monday to Sunday.

Location
Ermita St, s/n, 21750 El Rocío, Huelva

Brotherhood House Hours
10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00h, Monday to Sunday

Location
Sebastián Conde St, 4, 21730 Almonte, Huelva