Tag: Virgin of Guadalupe

Torch bearers Javier Santos and Areceli Almaguer outside of Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York - Photo: Sarah Kramer

La Antorcha Guadalupana – Mexican Immigrants Celebrate a Cross-Border Tradition

To celebrate the feast day of Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and spiritually unite families, a torch was carried on a 72-day journey from Mexico City to New York City.


Released from Immigration Jail, a Mother Dances to Fulfill her Promise to the Virgin of Guadalupe

Sandra Figueroa, an undocumented immigrant, first heard about the dance of the Matachines while she was in jail. She promised that she would learn it to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe and thank her for helping her to be free and to reunite with her family.