7/25/2017 0 Comments
Our Lady of Guadalupe A Journey: Check out the blog and order the book by Joshua Trujillo!
Great photos and even a book called Our Lady of Guadalupe A Journey are available online thanks to photojournalist Joshua Trujillo. According to the blog by Joshua Trujillo:
"Catholics from Northern New Mexico made a journey from Mexico City with a 12 foot-tall, 4,000 pound statue of the Patron Saint of the Americas. The statue was placed in front of the Santuario de Guadalupe, the oldest church in the United States honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. The journey to New Mexico followed the Camino Real, the historic route taken from Mexico City to the northern territory of New Mexico by early Spanish settlers."
"Working as a visual journalist for more than 15 years, Joshua Trujillo uses his craft of still and moving images to document the unique and the ordinary. He is comfortable working in uncontrollable environments or in situations where he can collaborate with a subject to create the perfect storytelling visuals. We all know that cameras and skilled photographers are ubiquitous, but capturing moments that successfully convey an authentic and emotional story is what he strives for."
"His still photography has been published in almost every major U.S. newspaper and magazine, including on the front page of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and full page features in People Magazine following the 2010 Haiti earthquake and in Sports Illustrated during the Seahawks run to the Super Bowl. His photographs regularly appear on the Associated Press wire service and countless media websites. He has produced work for Fortune 500 companies and in his current role is the chief visual storyteller for Starbucks Coffee Company. His work as Director of Photography and Editor on Starbucks first original series, Upstanders, was recognized by PR Week as the "best brand film of 2016."
Josh is on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists, Western Wash. and is a co-founder of Northwest Photojournalism, a group that supports and educates photojournalists in the Pacific Northwest. He also can be found occasionally teaching photography classes to everyone from college students to first-graders."
To view the blog and photos or to order the book, visit http://guadalupejourney.blogspot.com
2/25/2016 1 Comment
If this moves you, you should come hear her in person! Our very own AnnaMaria Cardinalli sings Ave Maria in the La Conquistadora Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico!
Join us in in celebrating and supporting opportunities for learning and inspiration with people from our very own community!
AnnaMaria Cardinalli is a classical and a flamenco guitarist of world acclaim. Her music is colored by her heritage as an 18th generation Santa Fean and the richness of a place considered one of “the world’s best-preserved enclaves of Spanish colonial culture.” She has performed around the globe and luckily, also performs for many of our visiting groups who come to Santa Fe through the Community Learning Network. Her talent and voice will touch your heart and move your soul, while she also offers unique lessons in the history of Santa Fe through music and story.
Two summers ago, we are grateful she hosted a weekly summer concert series that raised thousands of dollars to help restore the San Miguel Mission's adobe belltower. The concert was filmed and also appeared on EWTN, International Catholic Television, Saturday September 26th, 2015.
Now, enjoy "Schubert's Ave Maria recorded in the chapel of La Conquistadora, the oldest Madonna venerated in the United States, with a miraculous presence in Santa Fe, NM dating back to 1626. Performed by AnnaMaria Cardinalli, an internationally acclaimed operatic contralto, Spanish guitarist, and frequent guest on EWTN, this recording is specially dedicated to the memory of AnnaMaria's father, David Padilla, whose family history in Santa Fe dates back to the Conquistadora's arrival."
To learn more about our rich heritage and Our Lady of Guadalupe, visit www.myguadalupe.com ~ AND do come and see AnnaMaria perform live here in the Land of Enchantment someday! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more or follow her international appearances at www.annamaria.ws
According to Catholic News Agency, "A virtual pilgrimage for Pope Francis’ trip now offers a new street-view perspective of key sites and churches. The project is thanks to a partnership between the Archdiocese of Mexico and tech giant Google. Miguel Alva, the director of marketing for Google in Mexico, explained the project. “...we started doing a project with street view, using street view technology to capture about 80 different churches, emblematic churches in Mexico. That includes, for the first time, the cathedral in Mexico City and also the Basilica for Our Lady of Guadalupe. Alva has worked closely alongside the Archdiocese of Mexico to prepare for Pope Francis’ Feb. 12-17 visit." " If you are in bed because you are sick and you want to do a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, now you can do it,” he said. All that’s needed is to go into Google’s street view of the basilica and start navigating. Viewers can take a virtual walk through the entire complex of Tepeyac, and go straight “to the feet of the Virgin, having that moment to reflect and to pray with the Virgin.”
"Pope Francis himself visited the Guadalupe shrine on Saturday. He has said many times that the primary reason he is traveling to Mexico is to visit the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, miraculously imprinted on the tilma of St. Juan Diego 470 years ago." Click here to read more.
2/10/2016 0 Comments
Guadalupe at your desk!
Bring Guadalupe to work with a beautiful turquoise mousepad! Keeping her image near throughout the day offers a helpful reminder. Transform your desk and your office with this simple inspiration for daily living.
2/9/2016 0 Comments
The Codex Escalada of 1548
Learn more about the Codex Escalada, also known as Codex 1548!
The Codex 1548, as explained on Wikipedia "is a sheet of parchment on which there have been drawn, in ink and in the European style, images (with supporting Nahuatl text) depicting a Marian apparition, namely that of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego which is said to have occurred on four separate occasions in December 1531 on the hill of Tepeyac north of central Mexico City. If authentic, and if correctly dated to the mid-16th century (as tests so far conducted indicate), the document fills a gap in the documentary record as to the antiquity of the tradition regarding those apparitions and of the image of the Virgin associated with the fourth apparition which is venerated at the Basilica of Guadalupe. The parchment first came to light in 1995, and in 2002 was named in honour of Fr. Xavier Escalada S.J. who brought it to public attention and who published it in 1997. Above the central landscape is the date "1548" beneath which are four lines of Nahuatl text written in the Latin alphabet which can be translated as: "In this year of 1531 there appeared to Cuauhtlatoatzin our dearly beloved mother Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico". Below the landscape and a little off-centre to the right, is the imposing signature of Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (ca. 1499-1590), the renowned Franciscan missionary, historian and pioneering ethnologist. High in the cliffs above the kneeling Indian is a much smaller depiction of a man on the hill. Directly beneath the kneeling Indian is more Nahuatl text written in the Latin alphabet, the first part of which can be translated as: "Cuauhtlatoatzin died a worthy death"; and the second as: "in 1548 Cuauhtlatoatzin died." From other sources, this is known to be the native name of Juan Diego, although the normal orthography for the mid-16th century is "Quauhtlahtoatzin"."
1/18/2016 3 Comments
A Map of the Constellations?
An excerpt from the blogspot Infallible Catholic: " On December 22, 1981, at the Observatory Laplace Mexico City, Father Mario Rojas and Dr. Juan Hernández Illescas, a medical doctor and amateur astronomer, performed an astronomical study of the Image and analyzed the stellar arrangement that appear in the Mantle of Our Lady. They surprisingly discovered that the stars stunningly and accurately map out the various constellations of the Mexican sky. Even more remarkable is the "star map" on the mantle is in the reverse (the cardinal axis rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise): providing a view of the constellations from beyond them, as would be seen looking through them towards the earth. The constellations are consistent with what astronomers believe was in the sky above Mexico City on the day the apparition occurred - in the winter-morning solstice of December 12, 1531, Saturday, at 10:26AM.
Our Lady's cloak has 46 stars: 22 on her right side, and 24 on her left side. These 46 stars are the most brilliant stars that surround the horizon of the Mexican Valley which have been identified. The main constellations of the Northern sky can be seen on the right of the mantle. On the left, the Southern ones which can be seen from the Tepeyac in winter at dawn. The East is situated in the upper part and the West in the lower part. The Mantle is opened and there are other groups of stars which are not marked in the Image, but they are present in the sky. The Boreal Crown is located above the Virgin's head; Virgo is on her chest, in the region of her hands. Leo on Her womb, precisely above the sign of Nahui Ollin, with his main star Regulo, the small king. Gemini, the twins, is found in the region of the knees and Orion is located where the Angel is."
Millions of pilgrims walk for days to celebrate the Feast of Guadalupe.
The symbolism around the Virgin of Guadalupe often blends Catholic, European, Aztec, and other indigenous traditions. Browse through these colorful photos by Diana Markosian to see how Mary is celebrated around the world and read the National Geographic article by Brian Clark Howard.
12/18/2015 0 Comments
Matachines honor Our Lady of Guadalupe
Claudia Deschamps published a beautiful article and video about the Matachine Tradition. Here is an excerpt from her piece and a link to the article through NBC News. " While other families may be spending their Friday evenings recuperating from work or school, Houston resident Vanessa Ramirez, her mother Dalila and several friends sit at the dining room table and work on costumes that are part of a centuries-old tradition honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Virgen de la Guadalupe is also known as the Patroness of the Americas, though she holds a special place in Mexicans' hearts." NBCNewsArticleDanceandDevotion
12/12/2015 0 Comments
December 12 is Guadalupe's Feast Day!
he Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated on December 12th. According to the Catholic News Agency,"In 1531 a "Lady from Heaven" appeared to Saint Juan Diego, a poor Indian from Tepeyac, a hill northwest of Mexico City. She identified herself as the Mother of the True God and instructed him to have the bishop build a church on the site and left an image of herself imprinted miraculously on his tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth. The tilma should have deteriorated within 20 years but shows no sign of decay after over 470 years. It to this day defies all scientific explanations of its origin.Apparently the tilma in the eyes of Our Lady of Guadalupe, even reflects what was in front of her in 1531! Her message of love and compassion, and her universal promise of help and protection to all mankind, as well as the story of the apparitions, are described in the "Nican Mopohua," a 16th century document written in the native Nahuatl language."
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