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Lady of Guadalupe Day event planned

Lady of Guadalupe Day event planned

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One of Mexico's most beloved religious holidays, Our Lady of Guadalupe Day, will be celebrated Sunday and Monday at Santa Teresa Catholic Church, 1212 Lucky St. in Bryan.

The day commemorates Dec. 12, 1531, when the mother of Jesus is said to have appeared to a peasant named Juan Diego near Mexico City. Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe, is the patron saint of Mexico.

Locally, Fiestas Guadalupanas will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday with a church bazaar including Mexican food, entertainment and music.

Mass will start at 10 a.m. with Mariachi Mosqueda and the Aztec San Miguel Dancers. At noon, dances will be performed in honor of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and a procession with Our Lady of Guadalupe will be at 5 p.m.

The festivities continue at 4 p.m. Monday with Mexican dancers performing outside on the church grounds. Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m., followed by apparitions outside on the church grounds and Christian music.

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