Two communities celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Altagracia, patroness of the Dominican Republic. Pictured right, the Spanish speaking community at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral started the Mass with a procession from the waterfront on January 22.
Fr. John Mark celebrated Mass honoring Our Lady of Altagracia at St. Joseph Church on St. Croix on the actual feast day, January 21. While the traditional image is a painting, in this case a small statue was placed in front of the altar.