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Walmart Store Dedicates Virgin Mary

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On Wednesday, Father Brown blessed the mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe that is displayed on the outside of the Sherman Heights Walmart (San Diego). The effort was a restoration since the image was taken down from the earlier Farmer’s Market.

“It’s the only Walmart in the world with a plaque of our Blessed Mother,” said Father Richard Brown.

Hail Walmart,
Full of great bargains,
Low prices are with thee.
Blessed art thou among discount stores,
And blessed is the fruit of thy many sales.
Holy Walmart,
Mother of Low Wages,
Prey on us customers,
Now and at the hour of our shopping.
Amen.

“It’s something the community members asked for, the business owners asked for,” said store manager Luciano Villela. “We’re very happy to please the community by doing this.”