Today* is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of the Americas and one of my favorite things about being Catholic (she's right up there with Dorothy Day and Francis of Assisi.)
If you're not familiar with the beautiful Guadalupe story, I googled high and low to find this wonderful blog post (written by someone I don't know at all, but written powerfully!!)
Or even better, read Tomie dePaola's The Lady of Guadalupe (and this anecdote he shares on his website-- might be interesting for some of my fellow artists!)
Happy Guadalupe day!
[*today being the 12th of December. Blogger's time stamp is acting up.]