a lovely post by my colleague Aldrin on October and Marian things, and the Mothers, and some processions. Go and look. There are pretty things here. 🙂
It seems like Octobers are almost always eventful, and usually involving the Mothers.
The beginning of the month was especially blessed with the welcoming of a new member to our household pantheon, Nossa Senhora de Fátima:
I’m not quite sure yet which godly power is behind the Lady of Fatima, but something tells me that she’s older than the biblical Mary. This stunning statue of the Lady comes from Galina who was kind enough to send it over as a gift. Here She is, bathing in bukhoor incense, a traditional gesture of hospitality in the Arab world.
Shortly after, our town fiesta happened, which is always a blessing of joy to our people, Catholic or otherwise:
It is always an honour for any man or woman to carry Her, our loving town patron of many years. She was exceedingly beautiful this year, our dearest Mother of wild dances.
[I will be posting a couple of…
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