Celebrate the feast with a short clip about this great apparition from The Bible and the Virgin Mary. Also, don’t forget I’m leading a pilgrimage to Guadalupe from February 11-16, 2016. Come on with me! Click here for details. For now, enjoy the show!
If tattoos are a good barometer of Marian piety, then Our Lady of Guadalupe has got to be one of the most popular Marian feast days of them all. Lots of people know that in 1531, Our Lady appeared to a peasant man named Juan Diego in Mexico City. And every year, millions of people […]
It seems appropriate. After all, this morning in Adoration as I was praying the Liturgy of the Hours, I realized it was the feast of Blessed Miguel Augustin Pro, one of the martyrs of Mexico’s famous Cristero War in the late 1920s. More than 90,000 people died in this war, perhaps the most severe persecution of […]
In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the native people of Mexico City suffered conquest first by the Aztecs and then by the Spanish conquistadores. It was the custom of the Aztecs to harvest the conquered people as victims for human sacrifice, offered to the snake god Quetzalcoatl (Qweztzel-coh-AH-tul). (Think Mel Gibson’s movie Apocalypto, though it […]