Alfombra at Annunciation Parish

//Alfombra at Annunciation Parish

Alfombra at Annunciation Parish

Today, Father Mike Tobin, pastor of Annunciation Parish in Shelbyville and St. John Chrysostom Parish in Eminence, sent me some images of Holy Week preparations at Annunciation.  The parish has adopted the Hispanic devotional practice of Alfombra (the Spanish word for carpet). The carpet you see below that lines the central aisle of the historic chapel at the Church of Annunciation is hand made with sawdust and other decorative natural materials and remains through Holy Week for clergy to cross carrying the Blessed Sacrament on Holy Thursday for reservation.

Thanks, Fr. Tobin, for sharing this wonderful devotional practice of your parish and thanks to those who designed and executed this beautiful alfombra for Holy Week!

The alfombra at the Church of the Annunciation in Shelbyville

The alfombra at the Church of the Annunciation in Shelbyville

 

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2017-10-13T15:52:52+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|