“It looks like Fred Flintstone's house! This was the comment heard when we (15 Canadians) arrived for the blessing of the first Super adobe house built after the earthquake. Thanks to friends, and the generous contribution from the Archdiocese of Regina, a family of five were about to move from a pile of rubble that once was their home to this beautiful solid new structure. The Madrinas (godmother's of the house) arrived in procession with flowers, wreaths, and carrying the cross. The new owners met them and blessed the cross with flower petals and incense. All of this was placed on an alter, from which the corners of the house were blessed and then, a rosary, litany and various other prayers were recited by the crowd.
There were many moving moments in the afternoon. When the mother of the architect and the grandmother of the house met and hugged there was an audible sigh went through the people. The architect's mother turned to the crowd and said “She has asked me...Read More