|December 12, 2009 FREE 7 PM
Our Lady of Guadalupe is Mexico’s most popular religious icon. Believed by many to be the manifestation of the Virgin Mary, her feast day, December 12, commemorates her appearance to Juan Diego on the hill of Tepeyac near Mexico City. Juan Diego became the first indigenous American saint in the Catholic church when he was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002.
This celebration opens with the traditional serenade of "Las Mañanitas" and more music and dance by Mariachi MECA and MECA Ballet Folklorico for La Virgen Morena. We will meet in front of the Virgen statue created by Paul Kittelson.
December 12 – January 7, 2009 FREE 7 PM
Visual Art Exhibit & Silent Auction
MECA invites the community to pick up a wooden panel (retablo) and create an artistic dedicatory to the Virgen de Guadalupe. The retablos are to be sold in a silent auction benefiting MECA. The panels will be available for pick up Friday November 20 through December 5 between 12 pm and 7 pm. For more information contact Diana Muniz at dxmuniz.
Share your artistry with us and help MECA keep our programs thriving.
December 16, 2009 FREE 7 PM
Posada In the Old Sixth Ward
MECA takes to the street! Beginning at the front stairs of historic Dow School, MECA will conduct a reenactment of Mary and
Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. MECA student’s, family and friends sing and process through the streets of the Old Sixth Ward in search of "posada".Stopping at two homes and being denied a place to "spend the night" we finally receive a warm
welcome at Dow School.
The MECA posada ends in a fiesta with piñatas and traditional food and drink.