Can't get one of those upside-down exclamation points to express the way the Mexican priest closed today's Mass, but it was "Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!" at which our mostly Anglo community responded, with a bit of hesitation (but lots of gusto), "VIVA!" (Father was delighted.) Naturally, we also sang a feast day song to Sr. Mary Guadalupe at breakfast. And we are looking forward to a Mexican-inspired lunch.
But above all it was the first reading for this feast that was inspiring: from Zechariah, about the Lord stirring from his holy dwelling to visit his people. How fitting!