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Campus Ministry

Día de los Muertos

This Fall Campus Ministry will be celebrating Día de los Muertos and November, the month of remembrance, with several traditional altars throughout campus. The Altar de Ofrenda is a Mexican tradition which serves to remember, celebrate, and pray for our beloved dead. These are often found in Churches, homes, and cemeteries, and feature many elements such as photographs, personal effects, favorite foods and drinks, candles, incense, and flowers. Each element is meant to guide the spirit of the loved one, and to serve as an offering.

From October 22nd - November 9th, altars will be in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, the Adele Center, and residence halls chapels in Marycrest, Marianist, Founders, Stuart, and VWK. We encourage all members of the UD community to participate in several ways. First, by submitting photographs of family members or friends who have died. Follow the link for digital submission (link is here) or photographs may be dropped off either at the altar of choice or to the main office in Liberty Hall. Second, to follow the tradition of offering food, we are encouraging folks to place non-perishable food items (canned goods, etc.) on the altars. These items will be collected at the end and donated to the Thanksgiving Food Drive for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month.

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