DoloresLentEaster 2009 436

Mary Meets Her Son, Easter Sunday- in the mission community of El Naranjo (Jinotega, Nicaragua), two groups process from opposite sides of the village Sunday with a statue of Mary, the other with the Risen Jesus. A crazed-with-joy angel runs between them, ringing a bell and telling each group, "He´s near!" or "She´s looking for you!" The energy and joy is electric. And when the two groups meet, the the statues do a happy little dance. The fabulous religious imagination! Por supuesto! (and as one of you said, she may have remarked, "And you waited till night to see your Mother?!!!")