Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Virgin Of Guadalupe's Special Day

As irreverent as I am, I have a great fondness in my heart for this little lady right here and today's her feast day.
In Mexico, right now, they are celebrating with parades, music, dancing, and giant icons towed around on trucks driven in from the rancheros out in the country, complete with flashing colored lights accompanied by darling little girls dressed all in white.
And masses, too, I'm sure.
I wish I was there but I'm not so I just wanted to acknowledge this special day for the original saint of the Americas.
Some say that she was created to syncretically (yeah, look it up) represent both the Virgin Mary and an Aztec goddess by the name of Tonantzin, which works for me.
Happy Feast Day, Virgin! And your older sister, Tonantzin, too.


  1. Funny - I wondered why I felt like lighting my Mary candle yesterday.

  2. Yep. Gotta love the Virgin!
    Sometimes I wonder if I'm worshipping the Goddess, the Mother, or myself with all these madonnas around the house.

  3. and as religious as i'm not, i can't help myself from getting all of these madonna and child images. you know what a fan of mamas i am though.....

    unca b

  4. You do love the mamas, Unca B. And we love you.

  5. Yay. I know nothing about her, but I got a wood carved statue of her in St. Augustine some years ago that I LOVE. So serene and beautiful, as if she could absorb all of life's pain for us.

  6. Well...she's a mother and she's symbolic of all the mothers. The Mother Goddess, or at least one of them.
    I have a carved wooden statue of her too, and it has a prominent place in my house and I love it very much.


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