Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (blue-lighting procession edition)


Getting ready for the 1.6 mile procession through town to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Andrews, NC, in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Even while people were lining up in preparation for the start, some of our Military vets needed a sword ceremony updating for the Knights of Columbus.


We were assisted with blue-lighting by our local police. Thank you! That saved us a number of times in some of the more curvy double-yellow lined back streets.


How could one not dance in such circumstances? It’s said that the image on the Tilma tells the story that even our Lady was dancing a bit.


The above procession started in the evening and ended at night, after which we had Holy Mass and then a feast in the social hall. Really good.

Earlier, we had las mañanitas a la Virgen de Guadalupe starting at 5:00 AM during which I heard Confessions. We had Mass at 6:00 AM as well. A beautiful day.

Oh, and yes, here are those flowers for the Immaculate Conception in our tiny church:



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3 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (blue-lighting procession edition)

  1. pelerin

    How lovely for your tiny town to have a procession to take part in. My town of 250,000 inhabitants with 10 Catholic churches has no processions although our cathedral does have an annual Corpus Christi procession famous for its carpet of flowers.
    Strangely although my Catholic diary had yesterday as the Feast of Our Lady of Guadeloupe the Mass I attended made no mention of this.

  2. Gina Nakagawa

    How very beautiful!!

  3. sanfelipe007

    We had all kinds of events. 4am singing to the blessed Mother, 5am Mass, 6:30 am repeat

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