Friday, December 12, 2008

La Morenita in Philly

Millions of people throughout the Americas are celebrating the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe today. Catholics in Philly are no exception. Join Cardinal Justin Rigali for the celebration of this feast tonight at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on 17th and Morris St. in Philadelphia.

(La Morenita carried in the procession preceding the Hispanic Heritage Mass, 2007, Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. Photo by Sarah Webb for the CS&T)

(La Morenita at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 2008. Photo by Joanna Lightner for the CS&T)

(La Morenita accompanied the Guadalupe torch from Mexico City to New York City on a two-month, 5000-mile journey. Here pictured at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Philadelphia on Dec. 6, 2008. Photo by Carmen Alarcon for El Diario/La Prensa)

(La Morenita at St. Patrick Church in Norristown, Dec. 7, 2008. Photo by Sarah Webb for the CS&T)

(La Morenita at La Milagrosa Chapel on Spring Garden St. in Philadelphia. Photo by Sarah Webb for the CS&T)

1 comment:

  1. The Virgin of Guadalupe, lovingly called "La Morenita" (the Brown one)by Mexicans, is a source of great unity among her followers. Her feast day, December 12th is a time of special adoration by her Mexican people who shower her with thousands of Roses reminiscent of the roses she presented to St. Juan Diego to take to the Bishop. This scene repeats itself all over Mexico and the USA on this special day. Thanks Sabrina for reminding us of the heritage of a people that no matter how bad the circumstance, they do not lose hope, for the "Morenita" will always be there to guide and protect her people. ¡Que viva La Morenita!


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