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The Interviewee's Story -- Traditions

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Oral History

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Segment 02: Mexicanos and Home Altars

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Identifier: OH E 0182
Scope and Contents [00:06:10 – 00:12:26] Trevino asks Guillen to speak on the tradition of home altars and her experiences when she went out to these homes as a missionary. She remembers that most places provided for teachings would have a small altar. Most of the houses would have small altars as well. She acknowledges her surroundings by stating she has small altars throughout her home and admits that this is due to her upbringing. Guillen believes that the tradition of home altars comes from Mexico. ...
Dates: Other: October 22, 1990

Segment 06: Home Altars Revisited

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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...
Dates: Other: October 22, 1990

Segment 07: Gender and Religious Activities

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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...
Dates: Other: October 22, 1990
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