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Posada’s for Wednesday Night at the Cathedral

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Join us this Wednesday for a Very Special Edition of Wednesdays at the Cathedral.

We will be taking part in Traditional Posadas.

 

Posadas is a tradition brought to New World by Spanish missionaries. Attending a posada, the traditional procession that symbolizes Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem, is somewhat like stepping back a century and a half to simpler, less complicated times.

Throughout Mexico and many other countries of the Spanish-speaking world Las Posadas are an annual custom for the nine nights preceding Christmas.

The Posadas emphasize Mary and Joseph’s long and frustrating search for a place for Jesus to be born. Pilgrims go in search of lodging, singing their request at each stop. The Innkeepers refuse the sad pilgrims until the last stop, at which they are invited indoors and given refreshment.posadas-art-work

In the spirit of hospitality we will be serving the pilgrims traditional Mexican pastries, cake, Mexican hot chocolate and a taco bar.

We will begin at 6:30 p.m. and process around the outside of the Cathedral. Bring the whole family. Those who are not able to process can wait inside for the pilgrims to return.  It promises to be a cold day on Wednesday so be sure to bundle up.

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