Friday 9 May 2014

Record of the Week: The Crowning of Our Lady of Guadalupe

This past Monday, people all over the world celebrated Mexican heritage and culture with the day known as Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May). Also, May is known as the Month of Mary, and Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday. What do we have in our collection that fits all of these themes? 

A poster advertising anniversary celebrations of the Basilica of Guadalupe.

In 1851, Cardinal McGuigan took a trip to Mexico, where he helped celebrate the 56th anniversary of the crowning of the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe by decree of Pope Leo XIII in the Basilica de Guadalupe.

My favourite part is that 'James Charles McGuigan' becomes 'Santiago Carlos McGuigan' in Spanish. A much more mysterious and intriguing name!

Check here for more information about Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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