Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe was celebrated this morning in the Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel. David Sullivan, Principal of Palma School, preceded the bi-lingual Mass with a brief account of Juan Diego’s experience after seeing the vision of Mary on December 9, 1531 at a place called the Hill of Tepeyac outside of Mexico City. Speaking in his native language of Nahuatl, making roses bloom when they ought not and imprinting her image on the lining of his tilma (where he had gathered the roses as proof of his encounter), the Virgen de Guadalupe instructed the people to build a church on that hill. The iconic Virgen de Guadalupe standing on oppressors flanked by bursting rays of the sun has become the symbol of faith and hope for Latinos and Catholics around the world. Students, faculty and guests were treated to traditional Mexican hot chocolate and sweets donated by the Suarez Family and Panaderia Tres Hermanos bakery at a gathering in the chapel’s courtyard after Mass.
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Palma is a private, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12 owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.