Priests and seminarians, as is their annual custom, celebrated their patroness’s feast day with great ceremony. Our Lady of Guadalupe’s altar was decorated with hundreds of flowers acquired through the generous donations of benefactors. Seminarians finished decorating the altar before 1st Vespers of the feast day after which the priests and seminarians held a procession to the altar and finished by reconsecrating themselves to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Later that evening, the seminarians continued an old Mexican tradition of singing to Our Lady’s image through the open chapel side loft. Different groups of seminarians took turns singing various pieces dedicated to our Lady. The next day, the seminary was happy to welcome His Excellency, Robert Finn, Bishop Emeritus of the diocese of St. Joseph-Kansas City, to offer a Pontifical Mass. That evening after 2nd Vespers, the priests and seminarians held a wonderful dinner to celebrate the day, which began with a display of fireworks. We thank the benefactors whose contributions made this feast’s festivities possible.