Friday, December 10, 2010

The Virgin of Guadalupe

Over at Recuerda mi Corazon, Rebecca is hosting "A Virgin a Day" theme.  Starting on the first of December and going through until the 12th she's inviting us to share our photographs.  I think this is leading up to a festival on December 12th when Mexico celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  This is the virgin you see images of all over in Mexico.  I've collected a few images of her in our travels and so I'm posting them here.  The one above was pinned to a wall in Alamos, Sonora.

The two below were found in the old part of Mazatlan.  I love the way these two are entwined with the flag of Mexico and are truly living shrines done by regular people.

If you're at all interested in the Virgin iconography, take a look at the links under Rebecca's blog.  You won't be disappointed.


  1. When we were in Guanajuato, in December, '07 we were privileged to go the festival for the Virgin of Guadalupe at the Santuario de Guadalupe. There were tons of people and it was very exciting and colorful. To view photos go to:
    and the photos are numbered from 65 to 76. I hope that works.

  2. I love the one with the Mexican flag! The first one looks like it is on a cloth. This seems to be a colcha, or mat. Is it embroidered on?
    Beautiful images. So many over the past days. Thanks for your submissions.


  3. Hey Ches and Allison, thanks for that link. I enjoyed looking at all the photos. Eureka Springs looks cool as well, but Guanajuato is fabulous. We were there briefly in 1987 but I bet it hasn't changed much. You should add your two virgin photos to the meme.

  4. Hi Spadoman, thanks for your comment. I'm not sure but I think that first virgin is painted onto cloth. Isn't it interesting seeing all the variations on a theme!

  5. lovely....
    the last one with the simple word, madre, captures my heart. love the tissue roses on the surface bringing all her sweetness to life!

    so glad you are here sharing these perfect madonnas.

    (i love too that my verification word is NOBLE!)

  6. Each one is so different but the message is the same from all.

  7. Beautiful images, and so fitting for Guadalupe. Lovely post.

  8. I especially LOVE the last one too! All of them are exquisite!!


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