The Council did not come to plant a "conquering" flag, but to lay a flag of peace and conciliation on the ground of the Vatican Square in front of the door to St. Peter's Basilica. On the flag was laid a sacred staff and sacred prayer feathers, including a written statement from the Council, along with special items to be gifted to the Pope Benedict XVI. The grandmothers then lit smudging incense (sage, cedar, copal), gathered in a circle, and planted the prayer.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Indigenous Grandmothers (the "Council") at Vatican
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