Friday, December 19th, 2014

Prayers to ‘La Virgen’ Are Often Personal, Sometimes Political

*Everyone prays according to their hearts and concerns. Are you a Guadalupe devotee? I’m in a process of discovery, my prayer was for understanding. What was your prayer? VL By Daniel Jimenez and Amber Anaya, New America Media For millions of Mexicans and Mexican Americans, December 12 marks one of the most important religious and

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

An Ofrenda for Our Lady of Guadalupe from a Cancer Survivor’s Son

By Ray Salazar, NewsTaco Tradition inspires faith but hope perpetuates devotion.  On December 12, Mexican Catholics mark the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1531 on a hilltop.  Today, Mexicans crowded churches at dawn in celebration....

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Virgin Of East LA (Video)

By Carlos Aguilar, Current TV The Virgin of Guadalupe is a 16th century Mexican icon of the Virgin Mary which appears on wall murals and tattoos around the streets of East LA. This pod by vc2 producer...

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Binational Art Exhibition Inspired By La Virgen De Guadalupe

By Angelina, Friday, December 9 through Sunday, January 15 Mexican Cultural Institute 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Olvera Street Opening weekend only: Dec. 9 – 12, open noon to 8 pm. Regular hours: Thursday – Sunday,...

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Guadalupe Mural In San Diego Was Torn Down

The Guadalupe, or “Surfing Madonna,” mural outside of San Diego, California has been removed, The Los Angeles Times reported. If you recall, she kind of magically appeared when men in hard hats installed her, only problem was,...

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

News Taco To Go: DREAM Act, Guadalupe And Gays

San Diego’s Sufring Guadalupe To Be Torn Down Will Democrats Pass The DREAM Act This Time? Prolly Not Why Is It Ok To Be Gay As Long As We Don’t Talk About It?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

San Diego’s Surfing Guadalupe To Be Torn Down

She appeared, she saw, and now she’s being conquered. The lovely “Surfing Madonna” mural in Encinitas, California that appeared around Easter is set for removal after the city council decided to set aside $2,000 to remove, and...

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Guadalupe Mural In San Diego Set For Removal

She appeared mysteriously in April when men in hardhats seemed to be hard at some sort of official-looking work, installing a 10 or 12-foot glass mosaic of La Virgen de Guadalupe surfing. On the side is written...

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Guadalupe, Tortillas, Gas & Violence

Latinos Disproportionately Affected By Rising Gas Prices Republicans Fibbing About Violence Along The Border Police, Dogs Confuse Tortilla Flour With Cocaine The Top 5 Places La Virgen De Guadalupe Has Appeared

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The Top 5 Places La Virgen De Guadalupe Has Appeared

You know you’ve heard the story before. A grandmother in a faraway place has found La Virgen on her tortilla or her window or her ceiling or wherever it is that she found her. Don’t pretend like...

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

I’m A Guadalupe Memorabilia Addict

I love La Virgen de Guadalupe. Now, don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t call myself an exceptional Catholic by any means, but the image of that lovely lady has been around me my entire life, and I...

Friday, January 14th, 2011

John Paul II To Be Beautified, Abuelitas Rejoice

Mexican Catholics, especially the ones that love the Virgen de Guadalupe, love Pope John Paul II — who is going to be beatification on May 1. This means that he is blessed and the Church allows him...

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Loving La Virgen de Gudalupe

You have to love La Virgen de la Guadalupe — even if you’re not Catholic. She’s a singular, ubiquitous and unifying image for all Latinos that I know, and while everyone feels slightly differently about her, I’ve never met...