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.