Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday, December 11: Spirituality Tuesday Assembly: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe with Deacon Dominick Peloso — In 1531, ten years after the Spaniards conquered the Aztecs, Our Lady appeared in Mexico City to a humble and saintly Aztec Indian. She brought much peace between the two cultures and caused the conversion of millions of natives to the Catholic faith.
Deacon Dominick Peloso of Nativity Church in Menlo Park will speak about the historical events leading up to this great appearance, the clash of cultures, the messages given to Juan Diego, and the scientific findings that show the tilma to indeed be a miraculous sign from heaven for all the Americas.
Deacon Dominick Peloso was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He was in the seminary for 10 years studying to be a priest. After completing two years of graduate theology courses, he left and worked for the Menlo Park Police Department for 31 years retiring in 2001. He has a Master's Degree in Administration and has taken an additional 30 graduate units of Catholic theology. He is married with three grown children and seven grandchildren. He was ordained a permanent deacon in 1999 and serves his home parish of Nativity in Menlo Park.
7:00 p .m . - 8:30 p .m . St . Albert the Great Hospitality Center; refreshments follow