Viva La Posada!

   To all the amigas y amigos I want to wish them Feliz Navidad y Prospero Anos de Felicidad.  Last night , I participated in a wonderful Mexican tradition called “La Posada.”  Posada is when the Holy Family goes from house to house asking if there is a place for them.  The answer is usually no, until the last house where there is la musica, food , and the pinata. Our Lady of Mercy Parish played the part of the pilgrims as they asked for shelter. It was fun to sing in Spanish , something I have not done that much since high school.  Besides the party , we had an extra special treat. JoEmma Domini serenaded us in English and Spanish. She has an extraordinary coloratura (high soprano voice)  and is beautiful inside as well as outside.  The children of Our Lady of Mercy parish also entertained us with native dances of Mexico with beautiful colorful costumes. Our genial emcee was our own Father Manny.  Everyone had a bien tiempo.

Our beautiful church before the concert and posada

Answering the pilgrims and welcoming them into the church

JoEmma uses her God-given gifts to sing His praises

The children of the Our Lady of Mercy Parish dance in traditional costumes

Baile ! Baile! Baile!  Dance , dance , dance!

I love these gorgeous costumes and so colorful!

Father Manny starts the fun  by helping with the pinata

Even I took a shot at the Pinata

Jen and our Father Manny

Jo Emma , her uncle , Father Manny, and me enjoying la fiesta

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About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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