Wednesday, December 12, 2012

La Fiesta del Norte

For anyone who loves American Catholicism and seeks its brightest future, simply put, there's no happier, more electric day than this.

Even if the PopeTweet's made for something of a bipolar 24 hours, in reality even that latest 12 December development is just part of a piece – and to miss the context behind it is to have missed the whole point of a tablet-tap in Rome early this morning.

Closer to home, meanwhile, the coverage ain't done by any means – we've still got the night round of prayer, song and dance (and flowers... and even fireworks) still to go. For the meanwhile, some clips from the day that was on these shores, just in case anybody happened to miss it.

En primer, a Los Ángeles, a medianoche....

...y la catedral-santuario del mismo a esa hora:

A Anderson, en la Carolina del Sur:

A Brooklyn...

...y Nueva York:

A Chicago:

A Austin:

Y en lleno, la vigilia de las mañanitas... en Indiana:

In keeping with tradition, each of the preceding events ostensibly took place between 10pm and 5am local time.

FOTO: del Santuario de Des Plaines, Ill./via TweetingPriest