on a day hardly safe for salt trucks and police, our standing-room-only Parish celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Special Mass ceremony honors the Virgin Mary
Maria Luisa Zamudio, administrative coordinator of the ISU’s Bilingual Education program, lived in Mexico City, the site of a basilica in honor of the Virgin. She described people crowding the streets days in advance of the Dec. 12 celebration, which is a national holiday in Mexico.
“People would walk for days to visit the Virgin no matter what the weather,” she said.
St. Mary’s parishioners proved that they will brave the freezing rain and icy sidewalks of Bloomington to honor the Virgen de Guadalupe.