|The Sea Journey|
Mary is the bridge between heaven and earth,
between the human and the divine worlds,
between human and divine justice.
- Andrew Harvey in The Return of the Mother
In the Sea Journey we have the ancient tradition
of carrying an image of Mary in a boat on a sea or
river journey in a sacred procession and celebration.
This ritual reminds one of the processions of
Santa Sara la Kali as well as Our Lady of Regla.
An image of the Blessed Mary is
sanctified with prayers, incense,
candles and flowers and placed on a boat.
The boat, filled with flowers and candles,
and the sacred statue of Our Lady is
then floated across the river to the other side –
often with other boats making up the procession.
Linking up with Rebecca at Recuerda mi Corazon
in Twelve days of Mary Mother Love
in celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe tomorrow.