• Glenn Wilson
    53
    Joseph Toone: Mary’s birthday is an interesting example of how history, culture and faith are living components of life in San Miguel determined by people, not the Church or government. Also how the culture is decidedly feminine, tactile and ritualistic.

    Most are familiar with devotion to the Baby Jesus at his birth on Christmas but fewer foreigners know about devotion to Mary’s birthday on September eighth.

    Baby Mary is an image of Mary that appeared to a nun in Mexico City in 1840. Baby Mary stressed it was important to celebrate her birth in much the same way we do Jesus’ on Christmas. The image of Mary as a baby is particularly helpful with babies and pregnancies. Each year there are women in the procession that have babies my age, yet they come back yearly to show appreciation to Mary in her long ago miracles.

    More at Joseph Toone: Baby Mary’s Birthday Party.

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  • Joseph Toone
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    Gracias for posting. It's actually my favorite procession of the year. Joseph Toone
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