Monthly Archives: December 2011

Posada

In the nine days leading up to Christmas, Mexicans celebrate a series of posadas to remember the journey of Mary and Joseph before Jesus’ birth. In a posada, the community marches and stops at various locations to “pedir posada” (to … Continue reading

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Despedida (Sending-Off)

My four months of work in Nogales have been an endless series of goodbyes. With my daily practice this final one should not be as hard. And yet it is. As hard as it is to always see the migrants … Continue reading

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Libertad (Liberty)

This week I visited a jail for the first time in my life. A woman who was in our shelter attempted to cross the border again and was sentenced to a month in jail for illegal reentry. When her sister … Continue reading

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El Adviento (Advent)

One of the beauties of the Spanish language is the verb esperar. Espero. I wait. I hope. The verb carries both meanings. And as I live in a time of Advent, I celebrate both meanings of the word. Perhaps this … Continue reading

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