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Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe



Today many Catholics in Mexico will celebrate and honor Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Thousands of believers have made their pilgrimage to the Basilica de Guadalupe on the outskirts of Mexico City.  It’s a celebration that has mariachis singing the mañanitas to our lady, to traditional dance performances and penance.

One of our writers shares the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe that began nearly 500 years ago.

Another shares her story on how she came to view La Guadalupe as an image of femininity and empowerment.

Both stories equally important as we celebrate nuestra Virgen Morenita.






About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.

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