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Friday, May 15, 2015

How Mexico has remained true to its Catholic faith - A Moment with Mary



* May 15 – Our Lady of the Light (Mexico)   * How Mexico has remained true to its Catholic faith  ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Association Mary of Nazareth 

May 15 – Our Lady of the Light (Mexico)  

How Mexico has remained true to its Catholic faith



The religious fervor of the Mexican people for the Virgin Mary dates from the very origins of the Spanish conquest of the Americas.

It was the Franciscan missionaries who first evangelized this part of the American continent. They were followed by Dominicans, Augustinians, Jesuits, Carmelites, Mercedarians, and many more recent Marian Congregations such as the Congregation of the Mission, which introduced the devotion to the Miraculous Medal.

Today, devotion to Mary is so strong in Mexico that no diocese or major city is without at least one shrine dedicated to the Mother of God. We find that the Virgin is venerated there under at least 200 different names, some of which are known worldwide.

The reality is that in Mexico, devotion to the Virgin Mary was greatly instrumental in the successful evangelization of the country. It is also thanks to its deep love of Mary that Mexico is still today a country that has remained true to its Catholic faith.

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