And it was not a Marian feast that they were celebrating. The parish is Marian.
The Spanish Privilege was an indult granted by the Holy See to the Spanish Crown and all its colonies and dominions to use blue as a liturgical color for feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since the Philippines was a Spanish colony, the "privilege" extended to us.
Here is an insightful comment from a reader of Fr. Z's post about the same topic:
1) The use of blue has a long history in the West prior to Trent.
2) Indults for blue were issued to Spain, Bavaria, and Austria.
3) The Spanish indult effectively carried over to all Spanish territories
4) The Spanish indult now effectively exists anywhere Spanish-speaking people go to Mass. This indicates to me that in future the Church should avoid regional or National indults as they are uncontainable in the age of the internet and mass transportation, immigration. Either approve it for all, or approve it for none.
5) Blue is ecumenical as it is a common liturgical color of the East.
6) The use of blue as a praxis has been historically proven not to lead to heterodoxy, unlike the liberal hetero and cacopraxies
And to cap this post, I never thought of seeing this!
I am pretty sure the Institute of Chirst the King Sovereign Priest do not have this.
Way to go Father!!!
Sure fire way to keep boys off the altar!
Let's see if you can get any vocations to the priesthood with what you are doing here!