Tag Archives: Mexico

Teaching How to Receive on the Tongue

One thing I’ve encountered in various places is that there are people who wish to start receiving communion on the tongue (maybe when they made their first communion they were only given the option of receiving in the hand), but … Continue reading

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Images above Altars

I’ve been on my annual retreat this week, which I am making in a beloved city in Mexico. During this time I have been sharing some photos on social media. One, in particular, generated some comment: Some have wondered not … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Prayers in Spanish

Several years ago I made recordings of the first three Eucharistic prayers in Spanish, for a brother priest (fellow native English speaker) who wanted to practice. For some English speakers who are learning Spanish, I think, it can be easier … Continue reading

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Seminarians (and Priests) Must Learn Spanish

It is by now well-known, at least in some circles, that seminarians are required by the Church to learn Latin (Code of Canon Law, canon 249), and that this directive is widely ignored. Many seminaries, bishops, and vocation directors protest … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe – ¡Qué Viva!

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe! ¡Feliz Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe! “Am I not here, who am your mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not … Continue reading

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ETERNITY

Something not so light for this Tuesday: here is a large sign I saw this past summer in the Cathedral in Morelia, Mexico. It admonishes all who read it to consider their eternal destiny and prepare themselves accordingly. After the … Continue reading

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Adios, México

These last six weeks have gone by very quickly and now it’s time to say goodbye. The seminarians had a good experience learning Spanish and now have a good foundation to build upon. I had an opportunity to see some … Continue reading

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Parish Festival

Below, another video from the parish festival for the feast of St. Anne that we attended last Friday evening here in Querétaro, México – it is sort of a “survey” of the different elements of that parish bazaar. It had … Continue reading

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Morelia, Michoacán

The 17th-century Cathedral of the Transfiguration, in the city of Morelia, Michoacán (state), Mexico.

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A Preview

Here is one of the videos I took last night at the parish festival for the Feast of St. Anne. It’s a guy carrying a papier-maché (or something) bull, rigged up with fireworks, running through the crowd like a crazy … Continue reading

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Blowing Things Up For The Saints

Some really spectacular fireworks this evening… the videos are uploading overnight and sometime tomorrow I’ll post everything. And you should have seen the other aspects of this parish celebration. Stay tuned!

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Jesus’ Grandparents

Today is the feast day of Our Lord’s grandparents, Saints Joachim and Ann. There is great devotion to these saints here in Mexico. All that we know about these saints – including their names – comes to us via ancient … Continue reading

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