A new tradition at an old mission — matachines and Mission Concepción
January 6, 2015
In a traditional dance dating back to Spanish colonial times, approximately 600 colorfully costumed matachines dancers paid honor to the Virgin Mary on the afternoon of Dec. 7, the vigil of the Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion, in a way which promises to become a new tradition at Mission Concepción.
Waking up the world with dawning joy
The Year of Consecrated Life was inaugurated in the archdiocese Nov. 30 with a special televised liturgy celebrated by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, at San Fernando Catehdral, with more than three-quarters of the pews in the sanctuary filled with consecrated religious.
Archbishop makes public statement about immigration detention center in Dilley
Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, made public his concerns over the opening of the 2,400-bed immigration detention center in Dilley at a news conference held in the Plaza de la Cruz outside San Fernando Cathedral Dec. 18.