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What Guadalupe means to the mexican people ( Spanish) Lo que Guadalupe significa para los mexicanos.

Nada tenemos tan fuerte en común los mexicanos como el culto a la Virgen de   Guadalupe. Le rinden homenaje desde los más ricos hasta los más pobres, los artistas, los que no creen en nada más que en su Guadalupana....   Inclusive “el movimiento de independencia tuvo como primer estandarte la Virgen de Guadalupe.”

Advent and December Feast Days

Advent is here! It's time to prepare our hearts for Jesus. Here are a few things we are implementing into our Advent season....  Each year when we set up our Nativity we leave Jesus out until Christmas morning. We also leave the wise men out of the scene until the Epiphany. I really don't like seeing Mary and Joseph adoring and empty manger so I am on a hunt for a wooden figurine of the expectant Mary on the donkey, on their way to Bethlehem. My plan is to have this figure outside the stable until Christmas and then move The Holy Family into the stable on Christmas morning. I am loving this idea of the changing scene throughout the month. Another idea I just recently heard about is to place a piece of straw in the manger each time someone sacrifices something or does something kind for another. This is in an effort to build a soft bed for Jesus through acts of love.  I can't wait to see the stable fill with straw over the next few weeks! T