I joined the Sisters and Friars at San Xavier Mission in Tucson for Christmas. We had a delicious meal that everyone helped to cook and bake. Even Fr. Manuel, ofm, a canon lawyer for the diocese, made a delicious chocolate bunt cake with flan topping.
After the dinner, Sister Carla and I took a walk for some fresh air. We went to see the band playing at the Feast House that I could hear as soon as I drove in. Lots of people were there listening and enjoying a Christmas Feast.
We stopped at the Feast House to see their beautiful Nativity Set.
The reservation is full of dogs and so much bigger than him he doesn't have a chance to get a good meal. St. Francis-come and help him, please.
Sister Carla and I continued our walk around the reservation and ended up by the big church-The White Dove of the Desert!
This beautiful, very old church was decorated in reds and greens for Christmas.
SAN JUAN DIEGO CHAPEL
|Beautiful original wooden tabernacle|
I could just feel the early Franciscan missionaries praying here. I don't think any item in the chapel has been changed except a few lights were added.
|The credence table for Mass with an Angel watching over it. |
|I love the simple presider's chair.|
|St. Juan Diego|
|Our Lady of Guadalupe|
|The original straight back wooden pews. Carpet square were thrown on the stone floor to cushion our prayerful knees.|