Oblates Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

From Face Book Posts

Celebrated on December 12th, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrates the Virgin Mary – who is the Patron saint of Mexico – and commemorates her appearing to a poor indigenous man, Juan Diego, in Mexico City twice in 1531.

This holiday is popular not only in Mexico, but throughout the United States and all across the Americas. Our Lady of Guadalupe is considered the patroness of the Americas as well as the patron saint of unborn children.

Below are photos posted on Face Book from Guadalupe Celebrations at some Oblate ministries

From Casa Estudiantil de Mazenod pre-novitiate in Tijuana Mexico:

“Thanks to the people who participated in the novenary in honor of the celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe, also to those who joined us in the celebration of the Eucharist. May our Blessed Mother intercede for all of you always.Saint Mary of Guadalupe- Pray for Us”

Director, Fr. William Antone, OMI (dark red shirt, center) is surrounded by pre-novices and guests
Guest of honor
Oblate Fathers William Antone (L) and Eleazar Manuel-Lopez celebrated the Mass

Great celebration honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, IL.

Ready for the celebration at the shrine are: (L-R) Fr. Victor Patricio-Silva, Fr. David Uribe, Shrine Director, Fr. Sal Gonzalez, Sch. Bro. Marco Antonio Cruz
The Church of Our Lady of the Snows was filled for the Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe
“ danza de los viejitos” 

Fr. Gonzalez delivered the homily for the Feast Day

Celebration at St. Damian Parish in Damiansville, IL

“Today was the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Damian in Damiansville, IL!. It was a very blessed day, a little cold but Mary always brave our lives with Jesus

Parishioners in Damiansville celebrated with a parade featuring Our Lady of Guadalupe
Chilly weather did not dampen enthusiasm of the faithful
Ready to begin
Fr. Victor Patricio-Silva, OMI helped carry the float