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My Kind of Perfect Christmas Holiday

Many years ago, as holiday stresses overwhelmed my enjoyment of the season, I decided to change how I participated in it. It was relatively easy to eliminate chaotic mall visits, most gift buying, card writing, fevered cooking and decorating and entertaining, but then what? 169 more words

La Conquistadora--Some Concluding Thoughts

I (finally!) finished reading Amy G. Remensynder’s book La Conquistadora: The Virgin Mary at War and Peace in the Old and New Worlds, and have sent off a review of it to H-Net; I’ll post a link to it as soon as it’s published there.   939 more words

The New World

Mexico Clown Pilgrimage

Photos by Rebecca Blackwell

Hundreds of clowns belonging to various clown associations made their annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Monday, Dec. 1,052 more words


Our Lady of Guadalupe

There is perhaps no more familiar and beloved image of the Virgin Mary than Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast day we celebrate today.  982 more words


We are what we celebrate

What celebration expresses your identity, your being as a person? Is it Passover, Easter or Ramadan? Is it Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July? We all have them. 688 more words


Advent Reminder: Be not afraid

December 12th is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The story of the Angel Gabriel coming to a young woman, a girl really, and saying, “Be not afraid,” has a long history. 538 more words


Like a virgin.

I’ve started a list about things I miss from home. At some point, I’ll post a top ten, but for now, here’s #4:

  • Fireworks are reserved for (a limited number of) special occasions.
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