12 December 2008

Dia de Guadalupe

Today is the day to celebrate the Virgen of Guadalupe's appearance to the Mexican people. I was given the chance to visit the Shrine in Mexico City a couple summers ago. I had a rosary my grammie gave me blessed by the priest, I walked around the Cathedral, I stopped to gaze at Juan Diego's cloak, etc. Although I question the Catholic church, the uses of events/miracles to "convert the natives," and the fact that visitors aren't really allowed to get very close to the cloak itself, I had an amazing experience. I was moved by the faith of my Mexican family.

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