Posts tagged "religion"

Disney #FAIL Día De Los Muertos

Disney #FAIL Día De Los Muertos
Here’s a scary thought. Disney wanted to trademark “Día De Los Muertos.” Day of the Dead is a Mexican and Central American holiday with roots in pre-Columbian and Catholic religious traditions. It is celebrated November 1 and 2 with cemetery vigils and shrines in honor of the departed. Apparently, Disney filed trademark applications for “Día... Read more »

First Latin American Pope: Francis I

First Latin American Pope: Francis I
                  The world has the first pope from Latin America. He is Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina and will go by the name Pope Francis I. He is a man that can perhaps bridge Catholics in the old and new world. Bergoglio is the son of Italians who... Read more »

Pope Benedict XVI trading in red shoes for Mexican ones

Pope Benedict XVI trading in red shoes for Mexican ones
Pope Benedict XVI will step down Thursday, the first pope to give up his post in 600 years. This is unprecedented and people are wondering how his vestments will change. One thing is certain is that he will give up his red shoes that symbolize the blood of martyrs. But he will trade them in... Read more »
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Nativity Scenes de Navidad

This mini nativity scene is in the shape of an egg.
It is believed that the first nativity scene was set up by St. Francis of Assisi in 1223. Shortly after that clay figures were created in Italy to show the birth of the baby Jesus. Nativity scenes, also called nacimientos in Spanish, feature Mary, Joseph, the Three Wise Men, angels and some farm animals. On... Read more »

Christmas time with Guadalupe in Mexico

Girls walks in procession to Virgin of Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta
It’s December and the Virgin of Guadalupe is everywhere in the town of Barra de Navidad. It’s fitting that I will spend the Christmas holidays this year in a town called Christmas Bar. On every block there are religious street shrines, many of them set up on December 1. There are statues and pictures of... Read more »

Honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe on her feast day Dec. 12

Photo by Teresa Puente, Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico City During my 1970s adolescence there were few famous Latina actresses or singers, like Jennifer Lopez or Salma Hayek, who made curves cool and Latinas fashionable. The first major image of Latina womanhood that I discovered was on a childhood road trip with my family to Mexico.... Read more »
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