|The facade of the Nativity church in Naxxar.|
The Nativity of Mary was celebrated a day later this year because of a thunderstorm and rain that fell throughout the day on September 8. These are photos from the parish church at Naxxar, where I am honored to celebrate Mass every Sunday morning at 7 AM. The postponement did not dampen the spirits of the parishioners who flocked in hundreds to honor the Blessed Mother with a procession that went through the streets of the village. Three other parishes had the same predicament and celebrated procession on Saturday or Sunday, precisely at Senglea, Xaghra (Gozo) and Mellieha. Many of the outdoor decorations were removed before the rain arrived, but some of them were displayed again on Saturday.
|Inside the church at Naxxar.|
|The main altar at the Nativity parish in Naxxar.|