Franciscan Religious Join San Xavier Mission Mary Procession

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

August 21, 2018

Franciscan Sister Mary Ann Spanjers shares a recent festive Blessed Mother procession at San Xavier Mission, Tucson, Arizona.

The Sisters at San Xavier joined the Tohono O’odham as they processed up the mountain to celebrate the Mass of the Assumption at the grotto! It was a glorious day. Young and old walked with special intentions in their hearts and on their lips.

The tradition of carrying statues of our Blessed Mother to be blessed and be a blessing for the homes of their families is an inspiration.

The 98 degrees did not quelch the enthusiasm, music, singing or prayers of intercession to Blessed Mother Mary.

This was Sister Rosalyn’s first procession experience on the mountain. It was a great time to meet new people.