virgen de guadalupe


Monday, December 12th, 2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe Is a Powerful Symbol of Mexican Identity

*According to the Catholic Church, the apparition happened 10 years after the Spanish conquest of Mexico was complete. So yes, Guadalupe is symbolic of the violent birth of a new people, of culture and politics. VL By Raul A. Reyes, NBC News (8.5 minute read)  Elena Rubio, a teacher in Brooklyn, New York, was five

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Virgilio Elizondo: Our Lady of Guadalupe, gift of a loving God

*The Faith and Leadership website writes this about Virgilio Elizondo: “The Rev. Virgilio P. Elizondo has been recognized by Time magazine as one of the leading spiritual innovators in the U.S. for developing a Christian theology within...

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Journalist Sam Quinones is on a Mission to Photograph Every Mural of La Virgen de Guadalupe In LA

*Sam Quiñoes has been making pictures of Virgen de Guadalupe murals in Los Angeles since 2010. He does it on his spare time and has lost count of the mural pictuires he has – he estimates 50,...

Friday, December 12th, 2014

On Our Lady of Guadalupe and manhood for my 9-year-old son

By Ray Salazar, White Rhino I value taking my 9-year-old son, Adrián, to the barber shop.  As we walk from the car to the shop’s door, I take his hand.  When he was smaller, his little fingers barely...

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Feminism And Our Lady Of Guadalupe

By Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA Our Lady of Guadalupe is a symbol of faith for both Mexican Catholics and non-Catholics. The brown virgin, who has strong associations with indigenous culture in Mexico, appeared to campesino Juan Diego...

Monday, December 16th, 2013

For Her Devotees, ‘La Virgen’ Offers Hope

By Daniel Jimenez, South Kern Sol/New America Media For many Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, devotion to La Virgen de Guadalupe is more than a religious belief – it is part of a shared cultural heritage, and embedded within the Mexican...

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Chicago Latinos Using Virgin of Guadalupe Icon to Promote Immgiration Reform

By Hispanically Speaking News A group of Hispanics on Wednesday in Joliet, southwest of Chicago began a two-day pilgrimage through eight Illinois cities with an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe to ask that the U.S. Congress approve immigration...

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

How a father explains Our Lady of Guadalupe to his daughter

By Ray Salazar, NewsTaco When my little girl was three years old, she stared at our nativity one Saturday afternoon.  She asked me, “Papi.  Why are all the baby Jesus boys?” Grounded in my progressive views, I responded,...

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Sultry Depiction Of Virgin Of Guadalupe Prompts Uproar

By Fox News Latino A skimpy two-piece bathing suit, an overflowing bust, sunglasses and frosty margarita perched in her left hand. Seems more like an apt description of a college girl in Cancún than an artistic depiction...

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Our Holiday Tradiciones

By Joe Ray, Latinovations Growing up near the Mexican border and having spent a few of my first few Holiday seasons in Sonora as well as Arizona, provided me the opportunity to observe and take part in...

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....

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

La Virgen de Guadalupe, Synonymous with Mexican Identity

By Phillippe Diederich, Voxxi On the days leading up to December 12, hundreds of thousands of Mexicans will decorate their homes, light candles and begin the pilgrimage to the Basilica de Guadalupe on the outskirts of Mexico City...