On 12 December, the Catholic Church celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe. Indeed, from 9 to 12 December 1531, the Mother of God appeared to Mexican native Juan Diego and left on his tilmac (apron) her image which up to now has been acknowledged as scientifically unexplainable.
In Negombo (Sri Lanka), the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) celebrated its parish feast day in its almost completed new church building dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
A Gregorian Sung Mass was officiated by Reverend Father Fabrice Loschi, former pastor who initiated the project.
Afterwards, Fr. Wailliez offered a tour to the 160 attendees, explaining the construction project which will comprise a unique Portuguese Azulejos tiles facade representing the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Donations are welcome since we are still short of about SGD60,000 to finish off the church which we hope to have blessed in March 2017.