Archive for the ‘Mexicans’ Category
The rise of the “Los Sures” churches
Every Dec. 12, Mexicans celebrate the Virgin Mary because they believe she appeared to a peasant at the hill of Tepeyac, near Mexico City, in the 1500s. This tradition continues with Mexican immigrants in the South Bronx, as they gather with the congregation of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church.
The “Mixed Veggies” of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, religion in ethnic flavors Part 3: Mexicans and Muslims
Sunset Park is also now a center for Mexican immigrants. Fifth Avenue is full of Mexican shops, restaurants and employment agencies. The religious center of the Mexicans in Sunset Park is the huge Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. The church also has a large congregation of Chinese […]
Mexican immigrants in New York City believe that Mexicans and Mexico are “the Chosen Ones” to bring the message of Christ to the city. The roots of this conviction lay in the belief that the Virgin Mary, the Virgin of Guadalupe, appeared to a poor indigenous man named Juan Diego. By this appearance the […]