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(Art poem) Speaking to the Virgin by Eileen Haley

Meet Mago Contributor Eileen Haley.

Inspired by Yvonne M Lucia’s recent post, I would like to share one of my Guadalupe poems. The original Virgin of Guadalupe is Spanish and has strong colonial and conquest associations: among other things, it was at the Monastery of Guadalupe in Extremadura that Isabella and Ferdinand signed documents authorising the first voyage of Christopher Columbus, and it was to this monastery that in 1496 Columbus brought two indigenous men to be baptised, the first New World converts to Christianity. 407 more words


The Far Side of Oaxaca

The parts that didn’t make the Christmas newsletter:

The Virgin of Guadalupe Festival, which rolled a street carnival, religious celebration and Christmas event all into one over-the-top happening. 342 more words

Living Abroad

Camino de Santiago: Churches of the Camino

The Camino de Santiago, know as the Way of St. James, has a long history of religious pilgrimage dating back to the ninth century A.D. Beginning with early pilgrimages by priests and others faithful to the church, the Camino has grown to include many pilgrims journeying for a myriad of reasons. 1,563 more words