This Sunday we learned about icons. No, not little pictures on a computer, but actual icons of our Lady of Perpetual Help, located at the back of the church, and Our Lady of Guadalupe – both the statute and the replica at the front of the Church.
You may recall that we explained that icons are not painted, but are “written”, and they are often created while the artist/author is fasting. The images and colors used are often very rich in meaning. The example we gave is how Mary is depicted in a maroon dress, which is the color that young virgins wore in Lebanon at the time of Christ, and the deep blue was the color that mothers wore at that time as well.
Do you remember all of the incredible things you learned about Our Lady of Guadalupe? Do you wish you could have shared that with someone else? Here is a video to refresh your memory – and to share with your parents and siblings as well! http://caflicks.net/videogallery/dec-12-our-lady-of-guadalupe/