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Segment 06: Home Altars Revisited

Identifier: OH E 0182

Scope and Contents

[00:34:15 – 00:42:31] Guillen sees home altars as a way to visually show her spiritual family; just as one might put photos of family members around their house. She says the saints in a person’s home will vary, because the devotion is different for everyone. When asked why Our Lady of Guadalupe is so important to Mexicanos, she believes it is because she choose to appear in Mexico to a man without any richness or education. This in turn made Mexicanos more devotional, like a child to a mother.


  • Other: October 22, 1990

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This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 7 Cassettes

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Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


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