Flashback Friday – Glorious Tackiness


This Sunday morning, I had the pleasure of attending Mass at St Pius V in Pasadena, TX.
The first thing I noticed as I walked toward the church’s doors was a statue of the Blessed Mother in a niche in the wall with a simple grocery store candle next to her, and bouquets of fresh flowers and still more lit candles at her feet.

She was amazing! I have an admitted love of what the world calls tackiness, and here it was in full force and splendor.

Here was Our Lady of Guadalupe made out of concrete wearing a blue veil made out of love. It was a shiny piece of blue satin trimmed with silver lace

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Rebecca Frech is a Catholic author, speaker, CrossFit coach, and the Managing Editor of The Catholic Conspiracy website. She is the author of the best-selling books Teaching in Your Tiara: A Homeschooling Book for the Rest of Us and Can We Be Friends? She is a co-host of the popular podcast The Visitation Project, and is a columnist for The National Catholic Register. She and her husband live just outside Dallas with their eight children, a German Shepherd named Dave, and an ever-multiplying family of dust-bunnies.