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The Virgin of Guadalupe — By Lydian Shipp
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The Virgin of Guadalupe — By Lydian Shipp

(NOTE: This post was written when I was 13. I edited it in 2017 for grammatical errors and other technical stuff, but maintained the content to preserve my 13-year-old perspective)The Virgin of Guadalupe:The Virgin of Guadalupe is a figure that is very prominent in Mexican history. She was revered for many years by the Aztecs as the mother goddess known as Tonantzin, and then in 1531, she became ...
Giftless or Godless: Christmas on the Other Side of the Border — By Jennifer Shipp
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Giftless or Godless: Christmas on the Other Side of the Border — By Jennifer Shipp

When we traveled to Mexico for the first time several years ago, we thought we were going to a Christian country. And by “Christian”, I mean American-style Christianity. We had been to Buddhist and Muslim countries and were enchanted by the different holidays that were the same and yet different from what we’d come to know in our own culture. But we weren’t sure we’d be enchanted by spending the Christmas ...
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