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    Our Lady Of Guadalupe

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    Our Lady of Guadalupe is the mother of God, also known a Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Lady was seen in Aztec Mexico City in the 1500’s by Juan Diego, and his uncle on the top of a hill. She appeared as an apparition and spoke to them in the nahuatl language saying that she wanted a church to be built on that site in her honor. Juan was a Catholic in a country that mainly practiced polytheistic beliefs. Our Lady appeared and told him that she was to have a church built, and that he was supposed to tell the bishop. Juan visits the Bishop and tells him what he saw, but the bishop did not believe him. As time passed Juan's uncle became ill. He walked past the hill where the Our Lady appeared, purposely avoiding it, but she showed up anyway telling…

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    The Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico, is a religious icon and symbol of Mexican nationalism and identity (Benedetti). Through analyzing the image and history of the Virgin of Guadalupe through the theoretical terms, e.g. gender, sexuality, identity, and authority, one is able to understand her meaning and importance to Mexico, the world, and the catholic church. Her importance can be examined through the use of these theoretical terms and how they intersect and connect with…

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    The book “Our Lady of Controversy” edited by Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Alma Lopez addresses many prevalent issues that were raised when Queer Chicana artist Alma Lopez showcased her reinterpretation of the iconic archetype of La Virgen de Guadalupe at the museum of International Folk Art in 2001 CyberArte. The book consist of short essays from scholars that analyzed the controversy through the context of religion, feminism, art and censorship, colonialism, queer theory, and Chicanx history.…

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    Since I can remember, my religion and my life come hand in hand. I grew up in a town with a very strong Catholic faith that was passed on to me and I have kept it since. I started learning about my faith since I was a child and now that I am a young adult, I try day by day to understand it better and to follow the teachings of it. My faith is something I carry with me everywhere I go and it is not only a part of my life but a part of me. Faith has been a part of me since the day I was born. I…

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    Lady Of Guadalupe Summary

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    The story of the Lady of Guadalupe starts off in a 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…

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    Mexico has many unique celebrations just like every other country does. Different traditions and value are what distinguish each country from one another. For Instance, In Mexico. Holidays such as Halloween, Christmas, and Independence Day are celebrated. However, they are celebrated differently cultural wise as well as the day the holiday is celebrated. Catholic celebrations, such as Three Kings Day and Day of our Lady of Guadalupe are also celebrated. Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of…

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    Women In Mejica Culture

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    Women are the centerpiece of Mejica culture as evidenced by the temezcal, the women’s holy place at Tepeyac, Cosmic Mother religion, Coatlicue, and Tonantzin Guadalupe. All of the aforementioned topics revolve around women in that they either are women, resemble their anatomy, or are meant for women. A temezcal is a Nahuat word that translates to bath house. They were very prominent throughout southern and central Mexico in many towns, no matter the size of the town. For the Mejica, cleanliness…

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    Mary is Marian apparitions. A Marian apparition is a supernatural appearance of the Blessed Mother Mary here on earth. The three most famous accounts of Marian apparitions occurred in Lourdes, Fatima, and Guadalupe. The city of Lourdes is located in southern France, and was the home to a young girl named Bernadette. While searching for firewood, the young fourteen year old saw the Blessed Mother in a grotto by the river. The appearances became a regular thing and Mary instructed Bernadette to…

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    Mexican Health

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    child (Clark, 2014). During their pregnancy moms to be are encouraged to rest, eat well, and take walks(Clark 2014). "The birth is often attended by experienced older women to help the expecting mom through birth. It is common practice for the expecting mother’s mom to move in with the family weeks before the birth to help the expecting mother get her house ready for the new baby”(Clark, 2014)."Mothers are also said to sleep, recuperate and gain back their strength (Clark, 2014). In Mexico, it…

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    everything in its path they are still trying to rebuild it.I got the oppurtunity to meet and rebuild one of hurricane survivor’s home.I got to see a new culture and meet new people that welcomed me into their home.I have volunteered in many places and has made me relize that a lot of people need help.It remind me that its’s impotant to give back and must be compassionate.Recently I volunteered at Sacred Heart Toy Drive .Seeing all the moms trying to pick the perfect toy for their kids…

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