Thursday, December 13, 2012

An Our Lady of Guadalupe Festa!

Last night I shared our Celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe over at Shower of Roses.  I thought I would add it here as well, so you can all see this year's variations on our past Tea in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.   Also, here is a link to the beautiful Mananitas Recording from the Sister Servants! I'll be back later to post this year's Santa Lucia Day link-up.  Be sure to take pictures to share!

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!  

We have dear friends visiting from out of state for the rest of the week, but I wanted to hop online and share a few pictures from this year's celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe!   In addition to reading the two books pictured above, we enjoyed another Tea in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  The kids helped set up everything while we anxiously awaited their arrival this afternoon!

Our Lady of Guadalupe by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Our Lady of Guadalupe Pop-up by Francis Serrano

All ready and waiting for our guests to arrive! 

.: Aztec Chocolate :.
(not quite) Mexican Hot Cocoa (but it is organic!) ;)
Remembering the many innocent lives that were sacrificed by the Aztecs

.: St. Juan Diego :.
Gingerbread Marshmallows for our Mexican Hot Cocoa

.: St. Juan Diego's Sombrero :.
 Pringles with a little round of string cheese

.: Tepayac Hill :.
This year I decided to skip the food for this item and create "Tepayac Hill" with an upside down bowl, some Our Lady of Guadalupe Fabric, and a statue of Our Lady as a centerpiece for the table.

.: A Woman Clothed with the Sun :.
Sun Taco Dip
2 cans refried beans, topped with 1 package cream cheese mixed with 1 cup of sour cream and 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning, and then topped with cheddar cheese.  Surround with chips to create the sun's rays.   (Before serving, I did pop it in the oven to melt the cheese.)

.: A Crown of 12 Stars :.
Peppermint Dipped Pretzel Snowflakes Stars

.: Crescent Moons :.
Crescent rolls

.: Supporting Angels :.

Chocolate Lindt Angels 

.: Praying Hands :.
Praying Hand shaped tea sandwiches

.: The Tilma of Roses :.
Tortilla and Cream Cheese with Tomato and Turkey Roses

.: Bishop Zumarraga :.
... leftover from St. Nicholas Day! 

.: Crushed Serpents :.

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, intercede for the Church, protect the Holy Father, help all who invoke you in their necessities. Since you are the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us from your most holy Son the Grace of a firm faith and sure hope amid the bitterness of life, as well as an ardent love and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen.

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  1. I am in awe. You all have inspired me to dip a toe in the waters of Catholic Cuisine-dom, but we were sooooo much less inspired yesterday--we just did make-your-own nachos! LOL

  2. Wow! These photos look amazing. Looks like a very happy and excited crowd you got here. The look of the kids in the photo are priceless. May the Lady of Guadalupe bless you and your loved ones. :)

  3. Jessica, where oh where oh where did you get the beautiful OLG fabric?? I really enjoy these peeks into your liturgical celebrations - thank you so much for sharing them with us!

  4. What wonderful celebrations you have! I would love to go to one of your garage sales or just dig around in your storage closets! Layla

  5. This is so lovely, Jessica! Your ideas are super clever...Especially loved the Juan Diego sombreros and the praying hands. You never cease to amaze and inspire! Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents. I, too, would love to hear where you found that beautiful OLG material:)

  6. Lenetta & Tiffany:

    I've been trying to find the link to the fabric for you, but I'm not having any luck. I ran across it online a couple years ago, along with a couple other Our Lady of Guadalupe designs, and purchased a yard and one other with 8 panels (that I thought would work great for a St. Juan Diego Costume someday). I am almost positive that I bought it from Some Art Fabric.

  7. I love it! I especially liked the crushed serpent. Very clever ideas! Thank you for sharing. Happy Feast Day!