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La Virgen de Guadalupe

La Virgen de Guadalupe

Today is the Feast of La Virgen de Guadalupe. I share a stylized image from a photo that I took in the National Shrine in Washington, DC, and I had to include a YouTube video of the people in the cathedral in Mexico City singing “Las Mañitas,” which is traditionally sung in la madrugada (early in the morning). After all, the words, “Despierta, Madre, despierta” are meant to awaken her! The processions, the prayers, and the Mass are also customarily followed with tamales and champurado (a very special chocolate drink)!

¡Con mucho gusto!

YouTube Link

And the lyrics to the song are:

Las Mañanitas

Estas son las mañanitas, que cantaba el Rey David,
Hoy por ser día de tu santo, te las cantamos a ti,
Despierta, Madre, despierta, mira que ya amaneció,
Ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya se metió.

Que linda está la mañana en que vengo a saludarte,
Venimos todos con gusto y placer a felicitarte,
Ya viene amaneciendo, ya la luz del día nos dio,
Levántate de mañana, mira que ya amaneció.


Posted by opreach on December 12, 2013
2 Comments Post a comment
  1. 12/12/2013
    Purcell, Eileen

    Thank you so much for these posts! They are my daily reflection and such a wonderful anchor!

    Mil gracias!

    Eileen Purcell

    • 12/12/2013

      Thank you, Eileen! What a treat to hear from you! 😀 Saturday’s presentation was great; nice to see you and Jose. Estoy segura que Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe es muy importante a la gente de El Salvadór tambien. Bendociones, Pat


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