Last Thursday, November 4, twenty months after activities at the Casa San Ángel Infirmary were stopped due to the pandemic, the Kingdom of God Associates Community visited the Sacred Family Sisters.
We had an activity to commemorate All Souls Day and to remember the world famous Mexican Tradition for All Souls Day, which has become an activity that we are proud of, and which is one of the most important celebrations in our country. The Sisters worked in a manual activity to create a crown made of multi-colored cempasúchil flowers [Mexican Marigold] and to decorate a mask for a typical “Catrina” [a woman’s skull and skeleton]. We also told the story of the traditional flower and the origin of the famous skull made known by the Mexican painter, Diego Rivera.
The Sisters were very careful and were very happy to work in this activity. They even motivated one another to sing “La Llorona” [The Weeping Woman] folk song while they were working. Later, we talked about what the Sisters’ used to do to celebrate the Mexican traditions for All Souls Day during their childhood and youth. All of us participated with great enthusiasm; we enjoyed seeing the Sisters and they also enjoyed the experience.
We finished praying together to express our gratitude to God for letting us be together again. We prayed the Angelus together.