My Christmas Memories at NPH

Twenty-five years after graduating university, Mario shares the Christmas memories he had with his family at NPH.
December 23, 2017 - Mexico

Mario shares his Christmas memories at NPH with us.

Mario Córdova is an 'Hermano Mayor' who fills the whole family of NPH Mexico with pride. He came from a family of seven brothers; after his mother died and his father left them alone, his older sister took care of them all.

When Mario was 12 years old, he joined the family of NPH accompanied by two of his younger brothers. From the time that he arrived, he excelled in school and cultural activities, obtaining a scholarship at the Tecnológico de Monterrey University, and then graduating as an engineer in computer systems.

Twenty-five years after his university graduation, Mario shares the Christmas memories he had with his family at NPH.

"The most beautiful memory I have of Christmas is the mass. It was something that I very much enjoyed; I was in the music group, and liked to participate in that way....It felt good when we all gathered together, because we were united as a family."

While some traditions have changed over the years as Mario shares with us, many have stayed true to the original traditions that Father Wasson began.

"Father Wasson wanted to represent the birth of Jesus Christ as real as possible. We had the mass in the stable with the animals around, representing a birth. I really liked the mass with him in Miacatlán.

I remember in one of the “Posadas” (A Latin American Christmas party), I was in charge of pulling the rope of the piñata. Every time I hear about Christmas at NPH I remember the Christmas parties and how we broke the piñata, it was what I liked most about Christmas.

Christmas at NPH was special because it reaffirmed the concept of family, we celebrated the mass of Jesus' birth and we all celebrated breaking piñatas."

Vanessa Cruz   
Communication Officer

You may be only one person in the world, but you may be all the world to one child.
—Fr. William Wasson




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