On December 10, 2020, Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren spoke on Our Lady of Guadalupe, discussing both her origins and the traditional religious devotions to her, as well as her cultural significance and the various ways in which her image has been adopted as a symbol of the oppressed, including in Latino/Latina cultures, by victims of assault and more. Dr. Nabhan-Warren presented a series of images that demonstrate modern adaptations of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Not all of these images are endorsed or accepted by the Catholic Church, but all of them demonstrate the ways in which an image of faith has become a symbol for various groups and cultures. Dr. Nabhan-Warren speaks not from a Catholic background, but rather from extensive research on Our Lady of Guadalupe, allowing her to provide a vivid example of interaction between faith and culture in today's world. Questions following the presentation included a discussion of local celebrations of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The audio recording of this presentation can be found by clicking on the button included in this post or under the speaker's tab.
With our recent speaker over Our Lady of Guadalupe, as well as her feast day this past weekend, we thought it would be a great time to share the original story for those of you who don't already know it- and as a refresher for those of you who do!
The file included above was found on the Archdiocese of Baltimore website.
Brynne Valkosky, third year education major and Liturgical Ministry Fellow at our Newman Center, discusses Marian Consecration and her experiences with it. Leading up to the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, what better time to learn more about Mary and how she loves us and can guide us in prayer?