The Heart of Mexico

Our Lady of Guadalupe holds a special place in the religious life of Mexico. In Spanish, she is called, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. The faithful believe that she appeared before Juan Diego, an early indigenous convert to Catholicism, on December 9 and again on December 12, 1531. Juan Diego claimed that Mary was brown-skinned likeContinue reading “The Heart of Mexico”

Tea for (more than) two…

When the International Women’s Club of Merida (IWC) got started, in many ways, it felt like a lifeline. The international community was far smaller back then, and individuals were spread out all over the city. Before that first meeting, I only knew 4 or 5 women who were not born in Yucatán. They spoke fluentContinue reading “Tea for (more than) two…”