A mariachi band plays for Our Lady during a Mass celebrating her feast day. Parishes throughout the diocese marked the solemnity with similar music and liturgies.


A mother and son pray before the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Lucie Parish in Port St. Lucie.

PORT ST. LUCIE  |  At St. Lucie Parish, the faithful celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 11-12, with prayer, a procession and veneration of the missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the unborn and the Americas.

A bilingual vigil Mass was celebrated Dec. 11, then a liturgy Dec. 12 marking the feast. A mariachi band played, the congregations sang “Las Mañanitas” (Mexican birthday song) and prayed the rosary.

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