Sunday, December 10, 2023

Viva Guadalupe! Beyond Mexico, the Indigenous Virgin Mary is a powerful symbol of love and inclusion for millions of Latinos in the US

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In Viva Guadalupe! Beyond Mexico, the Indigenous Virgin Mary is a powerful symbol of love and inclusion for millions of Latinos in the USKristy Nabhan-Warren for the Conversation notes that the famous apparition of the Virgin Mary has come to symbolize Mexico, but other groups – particularly migrants and Latinos north of the border – also feel a special connection to Guadalupe.

The story is timely.  As Professor Nabhan-Warren notes "Dec. 12 is a special day for millions of Catholics around the world, especially those of Mexican descent. Known as el Dia de la Virgen Guadalupe, it is a popular feast day that celebrates the Virgin of Guadalupe: a brown-skinned, Indigenous vision of Mary that Catholics believe appeared to a peasant in 1531."

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2023/12/viva-guadalupe-beyond-mexico-the-indigenous-virgin-mary-is-a-powerful-symbol-of-love-and-inclusion-for-millions-of-latinos.html

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