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    is an unexplainable appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary was the mother of Jesus and was betrothed to Joseph. The Angel Gabriel appeared to her and announced to her that she would bring forth a son and call him Jesus, the promised messiah. She was a virgin, conceived by the power of God through the Holy Spirit. Mary was assumed, body and soul into heaven. The Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our lady of Fatima and Our lady of Lourdes are some of the most famous visitations of Mary and are recognised by the Catholic Church as worthy of belief. In Mexico Mary’s apparition told Juan Diego to ask the bishop to build a shrine at the location of her appearance, the hill Tepayac. The bishop, at first didn’t believe Juan and was sceptical of his claims but demanded he provide a sign before he could approve construction of the church. Juan delivered Mary's sign of out of season flowers and a painting of the Blessed Mary, once the Bishop saw the image, he and everyone present fell to their knees. The bishop believed Juan Diego and honoured Mary's request, building a shrine at the hill, Tepayac. In the next 6 years, nine million Aztecs were baptised.…

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    Lady Of Guadalupe Summary

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    time where religious preachers tried to get the Native population to convert to the Christian faith. A very poor Indian man, named Juan Diego was one of the very few converts. He was taking care of his sick and dying uncle, when suddenly, in Tepeyac Hill country, he saw a very beautiful woman, encircled in a very bright ball of of light. The lady introduced herself as “...the ever-virgin Mary, Mother of the true God who gives life and maintains its, existence…” Mary requested that a church be…

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    One of them being the cathedrals. Monastic cathedrals were run by monks (Lehmberg 261) while secular cathedrals are run by deans and canons (Lehmberg 262). The monastic cathedrals had a chief officer of the monastery instead of deans (Lehmberg 41). Monastic also housed more people than secular (Lehmberg 39). There were differences in how they did their services. The monastic cathedrals held three masses each day (Lehmberg 49). The three masses that were held included the morning mass, the…

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    Barbara Capitelli Poem

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    should have done. In nature things happen because they are supposed to happen. Barbara, quit thinking about your self and start praying. Forget about what you can’t control or what you can’t change. Most things just happen, but in a way death is predictable but life isn’t. My Cassie was an accident and a mistake, except what is important is what happens next. I can not change the past but with the benefit of the past I can change the future. The past is a guiding light but not a beacon. A mother…

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    Mexicans praise her because hundreds of years ago on a hillside near Mexico City, a beautiful dark skinned woman appeared to Juan Diego, a poor Indigenous Catholic. She told him her name was Saint Mary of Guadalupe and ordered him to visit the highest Priest and tell him to build a Church for her to be cherished. Juan Diego did as he was told, but the priest didn’t believe him. A few days later the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to him once more and ordered him to go to a nearby hill and gather…

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    A woman who was a virgin, or even claimed a vow of chastity, was virtuous in the eyes of the church, and through this symbol the ‘ideal woman’ emerged. Rosa’s vow of chastity clearly exhibits a performance of outward modesty and purity of life that she honored in her personal promise to God, as told by De la Maza . In addition, Rosa recounts a story in which her brother scolds her for crying over her hair as a child, claiming that there was no point crying over hair when there were so many…

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    She began appearing in Mexico during 1519-1531. She requested that a shrine be built on Tepeyac Hill. When Juan Diego told the Church, they didn’t believe him. So, the virgen de Guadalupe ordered him to collect dozens of roses. He went to the bishop and opened his robe, causing dozens of roses to fall. On the inside of his robe there was a picture of Mary. In order to gain Aztec cooperation, the Spanish transformed Aztec gods, the “mother god” into one of their own: La Virgen de Guadalupe.…

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    The two works of art in focus are San José y el Niño (Saint Joseph and the Christ Child), and Cruzando El Río Bravo (Border Crossing). The first sculpture, San José y el Niño, is made of polychrome and gilded wood, and was created in Santiago de Guatemala by an unknown artist in the 18th century. As the name might imply, this statue is of Saint Joseph holding baby Jesus. This sculpture was created in veneration of him, as people “throughout Spanish America…prayed to him for a peaceful death”…

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    Its purpose was to resolve a dispute between Cyril of Alexandria and Nestorius about the nature of Mary and whether or not she should be declared Theotokos (Simonetti, 2006, 808). Nestorius opposed the term because “whenever the sacred scriptures speak of Our Lord’s activity, they never speak of the birth and suffering of the divinity, but of the humanity of Christ. That is why the most accurate way of speaking about the Holy Virgin is Christ-bearer, not God-bearer” (Fouad, 2010). He…

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    The Comedia of Virginity: Mary and the Politics of Seventeenth-Century Spanish Theater was written by Mirzam C. Perez and published on October 15th 2012. This theater history book essentially discusses the important role that the character of the Virgin Mary had in 17th Century Spanish theater and politics. The author argues that there was much more to character of Mary than just her purity during this time. She argues that the Virgin Mary also represented something people could use to…

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