Wednesday, June 17, 2015
I have been going through hundreds of old Guam photos and started to notice how women wore different styles of chapel veils down through the years.
In this photo above, taken in the 1920s, the older women were still wearing black, or at least dark colored, shawls. These women grew up in Spanish times when there were no stores selling lace veils. Perhaps the women from the few affluent families had lace veils imported from Manila and elsewhere brought to them by traveling spouses, relatives or friends.
This photo from the 1960s shows older women again, but this time wearing lace veils. Much cooler than the shawls of older times, yet these women generally preferred the long veils.
This photo from the 1950s shows a kind of veil women on Guam were famous for wearing - the ordinary hanky! There is a definite trend toward smaller veils (for coolness?) by this time among the younger women. If no lace veil were available, they simply used a clean hanky usually kept just for church use.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
With delegation from Archbishop Apuron, Father Eric conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on nine members of the community at Our Lady of the Purification Church in Maina.
The nine confirmati
The Whites and Malilays
The Cepedas and Fr Kidd
Orion Pritchard and his godfather Fr Kidd
We hope to obtain more family pictures of all the families involved!
Friday, May 15, 2015
Sunday, December 28, 2014
The video is here below:
I cannot tell you when the last Solemn High Mass, with deacon and subdeacon, was celebrated on Guam. It was definitely in the 1960s, as the Novus Ordo came into effect in early 1970. But, even before that, the traditional Mass was being modified little by little, and many traditional observances fell to the wayside, and I suspect the Solemn High Mass was one of them.
So this Solemn High Mass celebrated in 2012 by Canon Jean Marie Moreau (Institute of Christ the King), with Fr Eric Forbes, OFM Cap as deacon and Mr. Joseph Capulong as subdeacon, was the first on Guam in 42 years or more.
We have not had another Solemn High Mass since then, but it is on our list of hoped-for Masses.