Friday, December 12, 2014

Processions for Our Lady of Guadaloupe

Good news...John thinks that he is feeling better. It has been a long week for him...started with a fever and lingered with a feeling of weakness and lack of appetite. This morning he enjoyed a real meal of pancakes and sausages for brunch. ..a sure sign of recovery!

Doug and I walked down to the Cathedral to capture some of the festival spirit. On the last day of this twelve day festival there were endless processions to the Cathedral including one led by the PV Filarmonic Orchestra. It was wonderful music leading a parade of hundreds...some in traditional costumes, others carrying babies, all bringing flowers to lay at the feet of "Our Lady of Guadaloupe".
The processions will continue until midnight on December 12th (tonight).

The Virgin of Guadaloupe is considered to be the patroness of Mexico and Central America. Her shrine in Mexico City was visited by over six million pilgrims on Dec. 11 & 12, 2009.

For a small fee you can have your photo taken with one of these images.

Filarmonicos ready to lead the procession.

Orchestra members

Mini caballeros!

An unwilling participant!

Las senoritas

Love the moustache!

That's quite the bull whip!!

Everyone gets a sprinkle of Holy water when entering (or passing) the Cathedral!

This procession passed below the house last night,
a navigational nightmare for the traffic controllers!

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