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Discussion in 'Religion' started by HollyGolightly, Dec 12, 2013.
La Virgin de Guadalupe. Virgin Mary. I call her Mother Mary.
My family/tribe/clan revere Her.
My baby brother was born very ill. He was baptized and given the Last Rights within minutes of being born.
My Momma turned to Mother Mary and made a promesa to her. (It's a cultural thing.) She promised Mother Mary we would make a pilgrimage to Her a year later when my baby brother turned a year old. We made it. All of us including my baby brother. Yay!
I was just a little kid but it was wondrous.
I saw people going to the stairs to the Virgin de Guadalupe church and get down on their knees and make their way into the church and up to the alter...on their knees! I figure it was part of their promesa to Her.
I also saw crutches, wheelchairs and a number of braids of hair left behind. (I'm sure these items are cleared out periodically.)
BTW- My three long braid of hair was also left at the alter. As you may know, or not, my husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer at age 36 years of age. We were given 50 weeks. I also turned to Mother Mary and asked for Her intervention. A promesa. I offered her my hair.
My husband lived 2 years and seven months. Long enough for my husband and son to have three Summers together 24/7 and make memories to sustain my son for the rest of his life.
...wonderful story Sig...your soul is simply and purely beautiful...
Oh no Siggy - I didn't know - what a tragic loss! 36 and your son still a toddler? What heartache! Peace be with you, friend!
I love hearing about your pilgrimage! Wow! I would love to do that some day. Our Lady comforts and guides us in many ways.
The power of prayer brings miracles.