Saturday Fiesta

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe falls on a Saturday this year, making it easier to celebrate with music, color, dance, and festive foods. The story of Juan Diego and Mary’s appearance to him is very dear to many in the Americas. Just leave it to Our Lady to appear to the poorest of the poor—as she so typically does. Just leave it to Mary to give an undeniable sign—roses in winter and her own indelible image! Just leave it to Mary to proclaim God “who lifts up the lowly” in her Magnificat.  She’s always there for us. She always does it right. She knows how to kiss the hurt. After all, she’s our Mama.

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