Tag Archives: Mexico

Seminarians (and Priests) Must Learn Spanish

It is by now well-known, at least in some circles, that seminarians are required by the Church to learn Latin (Code of Canon Law, canon 249), and that this directive is widely ignored. Many seminaries, bishops, and vocation directors protest … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe – ¡Qué Viva!

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe! ¡Feliz Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe! “Am I not here, who am your mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not … Continue reading

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ETERNITY

Something not so light for this Tuesday: here is a large sign I saw this past summer in the Cathedral in Morelia, Mexico. It admonishes all who read it to consider their eternal destiny and prepare themselves accordingly. After the … Continue reading

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Adios, México

These last six weeks have gone by very quickly and now it’s time to say goodbye. The seminarians had a good experience learning Spanish and now have a good foundation to build upon. I had an opportunity to see some … Continue reading

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How to Start a Fire

Self-lighting charcoal briquettes are not commonly used in Mexico. Instead, charcoal comes in a bag in rough sizes, one sometimes has to break it into smaller chunks, and then it takes a bit of effort to get it going. Having … Continue reading

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Mexican Postal Service

I had an interesting experience this morning, mailing a package to Europe from Mexico. Add this to the “never again” list! It only took 70 stamps to get to the right amount (for those tempted to count, there are more … Continue reading

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Parish Festival

Below, another video from the parish festival for the feast of St. Anne that we attended last Friday evening here in Querétaro, México – it is sort of a “survey” of the different elements of that parish bazaar. It had … Continue reading

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Morelia, Michoacán

The 17th-century Cathedral of the Transfiguration, in the city of Morelia, Michoacán (state), Mexico.

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Blogging Slowdown

Old parishioners visiting, activities with the seminarians, Masses… and lots of other stuffing happening of late. Besides the various loose ends to tie up (such as the series on Indulgences), I also have a lot of photos, anecdotes, reflections, and … Continue reading

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A Preview

Here is one of the videos I took last night at the parish festival for the Feast of St. Anne. It’s a guy carrying a papier-maché (or something) bull, rigged up with fireworks, running through the crowd like a crazy … Continue reading

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Blowing Things Up For The Saints

Some really spectacular fireworks this evening… the videos are uploading overnight and sometime tomorrow I’ll post everything. And you should have seen the other aspects of this parish celebration. Stay tuned!

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Jesus’ Grandparents

Today is the feast day of Our Lord’s grandparents, Saints Joachim and Ann. There is great devotion to these saints here in Mexico. All that we know about these saints – including their names – comes to us via ancient … Continue reading

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