Saturday the third of December 2011 was a memorable day for 8 of the Our Little Roses girls. Dressed in colorful dresses, smiles on their faces, accompanied by many illusions for the future, the girls walked down the aisle
of Holy Family Chapel to celebrate their Quinceañera
The Quinceañera is a celebration in Latin-American culture where girls coming into womanhood are able to make a promise before God, their parents, peers and in our case, Our Little Roses, sponsors and friends, to be responsible for their own actions and to live a Christian life that honors God and their parents.
Rev. Gustavo Galeano, the chaplain for Our Little Roses, celebrated the Mass. With the sound of a musical march, the Quinceañeras walked through the chapel's gate. All the girls who attended were beautifully dressed and dreaming of when they would someday be Quinceañeras too. Friends, many from the United States, came to celebrate this important once-in-a-lifetime event, escorted each Quinceañera.
The Priest blessed each girl and encouraged them to always have God as number ONE in their lives. Beautiful hymns were sang by the girls, staff and visitors who were part of the celebration. A delicious dinner was served after the Holy Service.
Our Little Roses thanks all the visitors, sponsors and staff who made the celebration possible. A special thanks to St. Luke's Cathedral in Orlando, Florida for sending dresses for each one of the girls.
A musical celebration with choreographies made by the girls was the final touch of the evening.