Phillip Neri was an Italian priest in the first century noted for founding an unique society of clergy called the “Congregation of the Oratory”.
Mexicans use St. Patrick’s Day to honor the San Patricios, heros of the Mexican army.
Saint Pascal Baylon was a 1500’s Spanish friar and the patron saint of the Eucharist celebrated locally at the time of the harvest.
Saint Isidore the Farmer was a day laborer known for his piety toward the poor and animals. He is the patron saint of farmers and the harvest.
Saint Dominic founded of the Dominican Order of teachers whom are long featured in the history of San Miguel de Allende. Also he spread use of the rosary.
Saint Beatrice left courtly life to become a nun and was the founder of the monastic Order of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady still found in SMA.
The Sacred Heart represents love and promises a happier life and easier death, and promotes receiving communion the first Friday of every month.
The nine nights of the posadas, which means “inn”, represent the nine-day journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem brought to life to replace indigenous celebrations.
Tens of thousands of Mexican young people will make a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Christ the King in a symbolic act to manifest their desire to participate in improving society.
Jesus rides a donkey down the hill and through the streets of the centro with a joyful procession of the 12 apostles and dozens of other followers.