Rafael Lopez

Rafael Lopez
Rafael Lopez is a minister and server in Saint Joseph’s Parish in North Sacramento and candidate to the permanent diaconate in the diocese of Sacramento, California.

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The Beauty of Holy Week Traditions

Posted by Rafael Lopez on Mar 31, 2020 9:51:37 AM

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Topics: devotional prayer, Hispanic Catholicism, Holy Week, Lent, processions

Journeying with Jesus to Calvary

Posted by Rafael Lopez on Mar 31, 2020 7:02:00 AM

Editorial Note: This post is part of a series highlighting Lenten traditions in the Hispanic Catholic Church. Read part one here, and part two here.

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Topics: devotional prayer, Hispanic Catholicism, Holy Saturday, Holy Week, Lent, processions

Journeying with Jesus through Lent

Posted by Rafael Lopez on Feb 27, 2020 7:05:00 AM

I am Mexican, from the beautiful state of Michoacán de Ocampo. My town is very small, and it does not have scientific and/or technological advances, but its traditions and celebrations are worth mentioning. Among our traditions are the celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the celebration of Day of the Dead, the parades for the welcoming of Spring on March 21st, and the parade on the day of the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution on November 20th, among many others.

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Topics: Hispanic Catholicism, Holy Week, Lent, prayer, Hispanic ministry

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