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 The Diocese of San Bernardino is joining in a nationwide effort of the Church to address fear and uncertainty among immigrant communities following the Nov. 8 election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

Read more: Church expresses solidarity, support for immigrant families following election

 In response to divisions that emerged from the presidential campaign and in support of healing and hope for the country, Bishop Gerald Barnes is asking parishes of the Diocese to participate in a one-day fast during the final 18 days leading up to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

Read more: Bishop Barnes calls for prayer and fasting before inauguration

 Bishop Gerald Barnes issued the following statement following the Presidential election:

 Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 We have just come through what is probably the most divisive and bitter presidential campaign in memory. Our democratic process has concluded and we offer our prayers for our new President-Elect Mr. Donald Trump. We ask God to guide him in his leadership that he will make decisions for the Common Good of the people and always recognizing the Dignity of Every Human Life.

Read more: Bishop Barnes post-election letter urges healing, expresses solidarity with immigrants

By Ashley Elizabeth Limon

MECCA—Humility and faith went hand in hand as the faith community of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mecca celebrated the Feast Day of their patroness on Dec. 12.

 The Purepecha, indigenous people from Michoacán, Mexico, joined in the celebration by honoring “La Morenita” through a pilgrimage during which they danced typical rituals in their native dress. 

Read more: Mecca community shows humility in devotion to Our Lady

By Maria Hortensia Lopez

 I dedicate this especially to those souls who are searching for a miracle of love.

 Twenty-eight years ago I became pregnant with my eldest daughter. My little girl was born on February 20, 1988 through the grace of God and the intercession of our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of God.

Read more: A Miracle of love from Our Lady of Guadalupe

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