2/25/2016 0 Comments
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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.
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.
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"."