The Virgin of el Barrio Marian Apparitions Catholic Evangelizing and Mexican American Activism ualitative Studies in Religion E–pub New


In 1998 a Mexican woman named Estela Ruiz began seeing visions of the Virgin Mary in south Phoenix The apparitions and messages spurred the creation of Mary's Ministries a Catholic evangelizing messages spurred the creation of Mary's Ministries a Catholic evangelizing and its sister organization ESPIRITU which focuses on community. The Virgin of el Barrio Marian Apparitions Catholic Evangelizing and Mexican American Activism ualitative Studies in ReligionBased initiatives and social justice for LatinosasBased on ten years of participant observation and in depth interviews the of el barrio traces interviews The Virgin El Barrio Traces Spiritual Transformation traces spiritual transformation Ruiz the development of the community that has sprung up around her and the internationa. .

Summary The Virgin of el Barrio Marian Apparitions Catholic Evangelizing and Mexican American Activism ualitative Studies in Religion

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L expansion of their message Their organizations blend popular and official Catholicism well as evangelical styles of praise and worship light on Catholic to the tensions between popular shedding light on Catholic responses to the tensions between popular official piety and the needs of Mexican American.

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