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Segment 07: Gender and Religious Activities

Identifier: OH E 0182

Scope and Contents

[00:42:31 – 01:08:00] Guillen has observed that men do not like to be too involved, and it leaves women to more religious activities. Men may participate in parish organizations but mostly just attend church on Sundays because it is more obligatory. She reasons that this is due to men working all the time and that they are tired. [00:49:45] Guillen’s favorite religious activity was the catechist teachings. She reflects that she found a lot of satisfaction from teaching. She’s observed that most people come to church for Palm Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday. Guillen speaks to the local customs for ceremonies of Las Manaitas and the Posadas Novena.


  • Other: October 22, 1990

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This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 7 Cassettes

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Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
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Houston, Texas 77002