Mother of Sorrows celebrated The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Tuesday Dec. 12th in celebration of the first apparition of The Virgin Mary to Juan Diego a poor Aztec Indian.
Before the start of the school day, students, teachers and parents were invited to a special outdoor mass with Father Bryan. Mass began with a Matachines Performance (South American-Indian dancers who perform ritual dances) and ended with all the students at Mother of Sorrows placing flowers at the feet of a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
On December 9, 1531 a poor Indian Aztec named Juan Diego was walking through the Tepayac Hill in central Mexico when he came across an apparition of The Virgin Mary. “I desire a church in this place where your people may experience my compassion. All those who sincerely ask my help in their work and in their sorrows will know my Mother’s Heart in this place. Here I will see their tears; I will console them and they will be at peace. So run now to Tenochtitlan and tell the Bishop all that you have seen and heard.”