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Día de los Muertos events begin Tuesday

Día de Los Muertos is a celebration of life, death and remembrance. To mark this occasion, University Ministry, the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) and the International Folk Culture Center (IFCC) have come together to hold a series of events throughout the week.

Events include an outing—with free tickets for students—to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens for the Frida Kahlo Oasis exhibit, a paper flower-making workshop, facemask decoration with free hot chocolate and tamales and a Day of the Dead luncheon at the CDP Cemetery on campus.

For information on all events, visit the Día de los Muertos page at https://bit.ly/DayoftheDead-at-OLLU.

OLLU family members wishing to honor loved ones with a candle on the altar at the annual Grotto Ceremony on Nov. 2 may either attend in person or submit names of their loved ones online at the link found on the above website. The names will also be a part of the Grotto Ceremony’s live-stream, broadcast on the University Ministry’s Facebook page (@ollu.ministry).

Sponsor Office or Organization: University Ministry, CMASR, IFCC

Contact Person: Creighton Chandler, Director of University Ministry

Sr. Christina Chávez, CDP, Assistant Director of University Ministry

Contact Number: 210-431-3973

Contact Email: ministry@ollusa.edu

Día de los Muertos events start today, continue through Nov. 2

Dia de los MuertosStudents, faculty and staff are invited to make Altarcitos today in Elliott House as the University kicks off a week of events to mark Día de los Muertos.
Events include:

  • Make Your Own Altarcito
    Today until 4 p.m.
    Elliott House
  • Film: “Una Opera Muerta: A Dead Opera in Four Animated Acts”
    Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.
    Main Building, Room 311
  • Solemnity of All Saints Day Mass
    Sunday, 7 p.m.
    Sacred Heart Chapel
  • Día de los Muertos Celebration and Procession
    Nov. 2, 12:30 p.m.
    Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
  • All Souls Mass of Remembrance
    Nov. 2, 7 p.m.
    Castillo Mission Funeral Home, 520 N. General McMullen Dr.

Events are presented by the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research, University Ministry, Center for Women in Church and Society, Sueltenfuss Library, and the following academic programs: Theology and Spiritual Action, Comparative Mexican American Studies, Biliterate Education and Leadership Studies.

For additional information, contact Jackie Walter at 210-528-7041 or jlwalter@ollusa.edu.