Las Fiestas de la Purísima
Each year in Nicaragua, the sisters prepare beautiful and elaborate altars with statues of Mary, celebrating the conception and the purity of Mary. A novena is prayed as well to help sisters and partners in ministry prepare for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, called "La Purísima" in Nicaragua.
Sisters of St. Agnes enjoy celebratory Masses and bags full of treats, including oranges, sweet lemons, caña (a piece of sugar cane stalk), and cajeta (a macaroon style bar baked with freshly grated coconut) are shared at Mass and also prepared for distribution to many children who will celebrate that evening.
Below are photos of some of our sisters as they celebrate the final Mass of the Immaculate Conception Novena at Centro Santa Inés.