Dos Borreguitas Blog

'La Morenita del Tepeyac' Appears Before Juan Diego December 11 2011

The San Antonio Express-News has a piece today on the faith and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is celebrated tonight and going into "las maƱanitas" tomorrow. I think it's a devotion that women especially have because they have that connection with her as a mother. Such devotion stems from the fact that she's so accessible, said Teresita E. Aguilar of the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research at Our Lady of the...

Five Ways to Latinofy the Holidays December 11 2011

If you have little ones and want to expose them to a little bit of Latino culture, here's a few ways to Latinofy the holidays. 5. Abuelita Hot Chocolate:  These cinnamon-infused chocolate tablets make the best hot chocolate during Christmas time. I just break up the big piece of chocolate -- which is not easy to do -- and then I put the smaller pieces in the blender to really...

Juan Dieguita Appears Before the Virgen de Guadalupe December 12 2010

We celebrated the Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe -- the day that the blessed Virgen appeared to the peasant indigena Juan Diego in 1531 in Tepeyac, Mexico -- this weekend by going to a dedicated mass at the BIG CHURCH, the basilica here in DC. It was the toddler K's first cross-dressing experience as she went dressed as Juan Dieguito with a mini-peasant outfit. We dubbed her Juan Dieguita. I guess...
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