Posts tagged "Virgin of Guadalupe"

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 13 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 13 days 'til Christmas
December 12 is the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. There are masses and celebrations in her honor in Mexico and across the United States. This image of La Virgen is next to St. Procopius Catholic Church, 1641 S. Allport Street, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. She warms my heart even in the... Read more »

Finding the Virgin of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe, my Queen and my Mother...
December 12 is the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico. Her image is honored by Catholics throughout the world. On December 12, 1531, the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego, an indigenous man, in Mount Tepeyac, near Mexico City. Our Lady of Guadalupe is considered the “Queen of... Read more »

Finding the Virgin of Guadalupe

Today is the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico and the Goddess of the Americas. I have many times visited her Basilica in Mexico City. She appeared in 1531 to Juan Diego, an indigenous man, who was canonized by the Pope in 2002. In so many places I have... Read more »
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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 »

Feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Today is the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico also known as the Goddess of the Americas. While I’m not super Catholic, I would call myself more spiritual than religious. Still I’d like to pay my respects to this image of the virgin. I’ve visited her Basilica in Mexico... Read more »

Whole Foods, health care and the Virgin of Guadalupe

I read what the CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey, wrote against government funding of health care in The Wall Street Journal,  and I too had my doubts about whether to boycott Whole Foods. But a friend enticed me to check out the new Whole Foods at 1550 N. Kingsbury Ct. in Lincoln Park. Now... Read more »
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