December 12 is a huge day in Mexico. It’s the day that millions of pilgrims descend on the Basilica that stands in Tepeyac on the northern part of the City. This Basilica is dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Patron Saint of Latin America.
I’ve written a lot about this day in the past, and you can see all of my posts on the Virgin of Guadalupe here.
Recently (last year), I wrote something else about this topic, but I’ve hesitated to publish it. There aren’t a lot of people who will be interested in a 23 page paper about contextualizing the message of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
However, there might be some missionaries or Mexican church leaders out there who should read it, so I’ve decided to publish it here so that you can download it and read it if you’re interested.
Click here to download:The Virgin of Guadalupe in the Mexican Context
I think what he says at the end is very important: “This fusion of pre-hispanic religious rites and catholic feasts brings together two distinct universes and allows cultural syncretism between indigenous thinking and the idealogical system imported by the Europeans in the 16th Century.”
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