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: