Monday, December 5, 2011
It's not just a Chamorro Christmas carol - it's an insight into the Chamorro spirit to see these Chamorros from Southern California spontaneously break into song while waiting for lunch after a Mass in honor of Santa Marian Kamalen at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. They sang from memory; when it comes to our traditional Chamorro hymns, many people don't need the lyrics on paper. They went on to sing three or four more carols. Everyone in the room felt like one people, one language, one culture and one faith. That's the power of our traditions - which should not be lost.