This is a Great Day!
Our Lady of Guadalupe is Queen of the Americas and, as we celebrate her feast this month, the Sisters of the Holy Family remember with gratitude and amazement all of the Sisters of Mexican parentage who have blessed our community with their presence. We recall their labors of love, their wonderful ministering to hundreds of families in the Spanish speaking areas of California, Nevada, Texas and beyond. The Motherhouse Sisters gather for early morning greetings sung to our Lady and share pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread) and chocolate to begin the day of celebration. The picture of Our Lady holds a prominent place in the cottages and Juan Diego, the indigenous seer of the story is honored as well. May the smiles of Our Lady, her Divine Son and St. Juan Diego descend upon all of us. And may God be thanked for the miracle of Guadalupe and the missionary hearts of all our Hispanic Sisters.