On the sixth day of Christmas,
23 years ago,
my daughter gave to me
a blessed granddaughter
named Charley Marie.
Happy Birthday, Charley Marie!
|Christmas Eve at St. Mary Catholic Church in Muncie, Indiana|
|my husband Charles|
|“When we recall Christmas past, |
we usually find that the simplest things
give off the greatest glow of happiness.”
|Truman Capote Suite|
|God of power and mercy,|
you blessed the Americas at Tepeyac
with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe.
May her prayers help all men and women
to accept each other as brothers and sisters.
Through your justice present in our hearts
may Your peace reign in the world.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever.
The image of Mary presented here
shows a close resemblance
to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
I thought that this image
came from here,
but when I returned to the site,
I was unable to find it.
If any of you are familiar
with this icon,
please enlighten me.
our last day of
A Virgin A Day
hosted by the inimitable
thank you, dear Rebecca!