December is the month of wonderful religious traditions throughout Mexico. Beautiful candle- lit posadas, glorious masses, families and friends gathering to celebrate Christmas and Chanukah, and a general sense of peace on earth. But in this darkest month of the year it is time to remember that beginning with the Spanish conquest, atrocities were committed against residents and settlers in Mexico in the name of religion. Continue reading The Inquisition in Mexico
The story begins in the early morning hours of December 9, 1531, when a 57-year-old Indian peasant named Juan Diego was walking along the path of Tepayec Hill on the outskirts of Mexico City. Continue reading Saint Juan Diego and Our Lady
By Kary Vannice
In nearly every city in Mexico, no matter the size, you inevitably find a Benito Juarez Avenue or Boulevard or Street. And most also have a prominent statue of the illustrious native President.
Perhaps, the most famous Mexican President of all time, Juarez served a tumultuous 14 years in office from 1858-1872. It could be said that Benito would never have served all those years in office were it not for his wife, Margarita Maza de Juarez. Continue reading Margarita Maza: A Faithful Collaborator