Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 12th

The Feast of La Virgen de Guadalupe has to be my favorite mass of the year. I love it more than an Easter Mass or even Christmas. It is such a joyous occassion. I love how when you walk in the smell of roses fills the air.

This was my first Dec 12th at our new church and it was fantastic.

 The mass was bilingual and I was surprised at how much of the Spanish prayers and songs I remember from childhood.

And the singing. Oh how I loved the singing. You can hear the joy in everyone's voice. Just listen. There is even a "grito" at the beginning. 


 And this was at the end of the mass. You leave filling so happy, comforted and loved.

The Phi has always been familiar with La Virgen. I have a pretty extensive collection of Virgen items in our house. (I also have a lot of Frida Kahlo stuff up so she often gets them mixed up.)

That night as I put the girls to bed we started a new December 12th tradition. Instead of reading a book I told them the story of San Juan Diego and La Virgen de Guadalupe.

My baby praying for her friends and family.

 I loved sharing this with my family.

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